Aquasin tablet 40 mg 100’s

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Drug Strength: 40 mg
Drug Form : Tablet
Pack Size : 100s
Does this requires a prescription ?Yes

Aquasin tablet contains Furosemide | belongs to Loop diuretic

SKU: pg_1499_1933 Category:

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    How it works

    Aquasin tablet 40 mg 100’s works by increasing the excretion of water and sodium by preventing its reabsorption in the kidneys.

    Side effects

    Major & minor side effects for Aquasin tablet 40 mg 100’s

    • Low potassium and magnesium severe
    • Decreased calcium level severe
    • Hearing impairment severe
    • Headache severe
    • Weakness
    • Increased sensitivity of the skin to sunlight
    • Muscle spasm
    • Skin rash

    Uses of Aquasin tablet 40 mg 100’s

    What is it prescribed for?

    • Hypertension

      Aquasin tablet 40 mg 100’s is used in the treatment of hypertension which is a condition with an increase in the blood pressure caused by fluid overload due to genetic and environmental factors.

    • Congestive Heart Failure

      Aquasin tablet 40 mg 100’s is used in the treatment of congestive heart failure characterized by the decrease in the blood flow to the body parts.

    • Edema

      Aquasin tablet 40 mg 100’s is used to remove water that accumulated in the hands, feet, and ankles associated due to cirrhosis of the liver, and renal disease

    Concerns

    Frequently asked questions

    • Onset of action

      Aquasin tablet 40 mg 100’s is used to remove water that accumulated in the hands, feet, and ankles associated due to cirrhosis of the liver, and renal disease The effect of this medicine can be observed in 30 to 60 minutes after an oral dose, 30 minutes after an intramuscular dose and 5 min after an intravenous dose.

    • Duration of Effect

      The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 6 to 8 hours after an oral dose and 2 hours after an intravenous dose.

    • Safe with Alchohol?

      Consumption of alcohol is not recommended while you are taking this medicine due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. These side effects may include dizziness and fainting. It is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness such as driving a vehicle or operating heavy machinery if you consume alcohol during treatment with this medicine.

    • Is it habit forming?

      No habit forming tendency has been reported.

    • Usage in pregnancy?

      This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. Discuss all the risks and benefits with your doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may prescribe a safer alternative based on your clinical condition.

    • Usage while breast-feeding?

      This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. Discuss all the risks and benefits with your doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may prescribe a safer alternative based on your clinical condition.

    When not to use?

    • Allergy

      Not recommended in patients with known allergy to Aquasin tablet 40 mg 100’s or other diuretics.

    • Anuria

      This medicine is not recommended in patients with condition Anuria (a condition wherein the kidney is unable to produce urine).

    Warnings

    Warnings for special population
    • Pregnancy

      This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. Discuss all the risks and benefits with your doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may prescribe a safer alternative based on your clinical condition.

    • Breast-feeding

      This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. Discuss all the risks and benefits with your doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may prescribe a safer alternative based on your clinical condition.

    General Warnings
    • Severe liver injury with Cirrhosis and Ascites

      Aquasin tablet 40 mg 100’s should be used with caution in the patients suffering from liver diseases such as severe liver injuries, cirrhosis, ascites, etc. since it may worsen the patient's condition. Close monitoring of electrolytes levels and liver function is recommended for such patients. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

    • Volume depletion and Electrolyte imbalance

      Aquasin tablet 40 mg 100’s may alter the blood volume levels and electrolyte levels. This may cause dizziness, dry mouth, and acid-base imbalance. Close monitoring of blood pressure and electrolyte levels is necessary. Therapy with the medicine should be discontinued if these symptoms appear. Therapy may be started again once the lab tests are back to normal. Replacement with a suitable alternative may be considered under your doctor's supervision.

    • Hearing problem

      Aquasin tablet 40 mg 100’s may increase the risk of developing a hearing problem when rapid intravenous injections are given. This risk is especially higher in patients receiving other medicines which may cause an adverse effect on the hearing. Any symptoms such as hearing difficulties, ringing in the ears, etc. should be reported to the doctor immediately. Replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

    • Dizziness

      This medicine may cause dizziness in some patients. It is advised that you do not perform activities such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you experience any dizziness during treatment with this medicine. Also, report any symptoms such as dizziness or lightheadedness to the doctor immediately.

    Dosage

    • Missed Dose

      Oral forms: The missed dose should be taken as soon as possible. It is advisable to skip the missed dose if it is already time for your next scheduled dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed one. Injection: Since this medicine is administered by a qualified healthcare professional, the likelihood of missing a dose is very low.

    • Overdose

      Oral forms: Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose. Injection: Since this medicine is administered by a qualified healthcare professional, the likelihood of an overdose is very low. However, emergency medical treatment will be initiated if an overdose is suspected.

    Interactions

    Interaction with Medicines
    • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs moderate
    • Aminoglycoside antibiotics severe
    • Antidepressants moderate
    Disease interactions
    • moderate

      This medicine should be used with caution in patients with diabetes due to the increased risk of altered blood glucose levels. Close monitoring of blood glucose levels is necessary during therapy with this medicine. Appropriate corrective measures, dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

    General Instructions

    Take Aquasin tablet 40 mg 100’s as advised by your doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts than prescribed. Take this medicine at daytime to prevent sleep disturbance. Drink an adequate amount of water. This medicine should be used with caution due to the risk of dizziness. Report any symptoms such as dizziness, lightheadedness, etc. to the doctor immediately. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.

    Other details

    • Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor
    • To be taken in morning only
    • Does not cause sleepiness

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    How to use Aquasin tablet 40 mg 100’s

    IV: IV injections should be given slowly over 1-2 min; maximum rate of administration for IVPB or infusion: 4 mg/min; replace parenteral therapy with oral therapy as soon as possible.
    Edema: Initial dose: 20-40 mg IM or IV. Give the IV injection slowly (1 to 2 min); ordinary, prompt diuretics ensure. If needed, another dose may be given in the same manner 2 hours later. The dose may be raised by 20 mg and given no sooner than 2 hours after previous dose, until desired diuretic effect is obtained. This dose should then be given once or twice daily. Administer high dose parenteral therapy as a controlled infusion at a rate = 4 mg/min.
    Acute pulmonary edema: The usual initial dose is 40 mg IV (over 1 to 2 min). If response is not satisfactory within 1 hour, increase to 80 mg IV (over 1 to 2 min). Additional therapy (e.g. digitalis, oxygen) may be given concomitantly.
    CHF and chronic renal failure: It has been suggested that doses as high as 2 to 2.5 gm/day or more are well tolerated and effective in these patients. For IV bolus injection, the maximum dose should not exceed 1 gm/day given over 30 min.
    Reconstitution: IV Infusion solution mixed in NS or D5W solution is stable for 24 hours at room temperature.
    Compatibility: Stable in D5LR, D5NS, D5W, D10W, D20W, mannitol 20%, LR, NS.
    Y-site administration:
    Drug to Drug IV Compatibility: Acyclovir, amikacin, aztreonam, bumetanide, calcium gluconate, cephazolin, cefepime, ceftriaxone, cimetidine, dexamethasone, enalapril, epinephrine, fentanyl, heparin, hydrocortisone, hydromorphone, imipenem, insulin regular, linezolid, lorazepam, meropenem, methylprednisolone, nitroglycerin, nitroprusside, piperacillin/tazobactam, propofol, ranitidine, tobramycin.
    Stability: Exposure to light may cause slight discoloration. Do not dispense discolored tablet or use discolored injection. Store injection at room temperature (15°C- 30°C).

    what are the adverse effects of Aquasin tablet 40 mg 100’s?

    Disorders of electrolyte balance, dehydration, allergic reactions, GI upset, hypotension, rash, hyperuricaemia, hyperglycaemia, raised serum creatinine.

    What happens if I miss a dose of Aquasin tablet 40 mg 100’s?

    ORAL: Adults: Treatment is usually begun with 20-80 mg as single dose daily or on alternate days. Children: 1-3 mg/kg daily.
    Heart Failure: Adults: Usual: 20-80 mg as single dose, may repeat or increase by 20-40 mg after 6-8 hr. Max: 600 mg/day. Children: Usual: 2 mg/kg as single dose, may increase by 1-2 mg/kg after 6-8 hr. Max: 6 mg/kg.
    Hypertension: Adults: Initial: 40 mg twice daily. Maintenance: Adjust according to response.
    INJECTION: Adults: Initially 20-40 mg as single dose IM or slow IV. Children: 0.5-1.5 mg/kg daily.
    Heart Failure: Adults: IV/IM: 20-40 mg. May repeat or increase by 20 mg after 2 hr. Children: 1 mg/kg single dose. May increase by 1 mg/kg after 2 hr. Max: 6 mg/kg.

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