Contraindications for furosemide

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Find out when furosemide should not be used and who may need a lower dose or additional monitoring.

Who should not take furosemide?

  • People with low blood pressure.
  • People who are dehydrated.
  • People who do not produce urine.
  • People with kidney failure caused by liver poisoning or kidney-damaging agents.
  • People who are unconscious because of a liver disease affecting the brain (hepatic encephalopathy).
  • People with Addison’s disease.
  • People with a very low potassium content in the blood (hypokalemia).
  • People with very low sodium content in the blood (hyponatremia).
  • People with poisoning foxglove.
  • People who are allergic to sulfonamide drugs, for example, antibiotic sulfamethoxazole.
  • People who are allergic to any of the ingredients of medicine. If you feel that you have experienced an allergic reaction, stop taking furosemide and immediately tell your doctor or pharmacist.

Who may need a lower dose or additional monitoring when taking furosemide?

  • Aged people.
  • People with kidney or liver problems.
  • People with difficulties passing urine, for example men with enlarged prostate.
  • People with diabetes. Furosemide can sometimes raise blood sugar, so your doctor may want you to check your blood sugar more often, and you may need an increased dose of insulin or diabetic tablets.
  • People with a history of gout. Furosemide can increase the level of uric acid and, therefore, can cause a gout attack.
  • People with hepatic insufficiency, who also have kidney failure (hepatorenal syndrome).
  • People with low protein in the blood (hypoproteinemia), for example, because of kidney disorders.
  • Elderly people with dementia who receive risperidone.

Is furosemide safe during pregnancy?

  • It is important to tell your doctor if you think or think you can be pregnant before taking furosemide.
  • Furosemide should be used with caution during pregnancy, and only if the expected benefit to the mother is greater than any possible risk to the developing child. It should not be used to treat high blood pressure caused by pregnancy. Seek medical advice from a doctor.

Is furosemide safe for breastfeeding?

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are breast-feeding before taking furosemide. Furosemide can penetrate into breast milk in small amounts and can also reduce production of breast milk. It should be used with caution in women who are breastfeeding, and only if the benefits outweigh any risks to nursing infants. Consult with your doctor.



I was prescribed Furosemide with strong cystitis, when the urine stagnated in the bladder and formed an infection. Thanks to Furosemide, the bladder was overflowing, the muscles relaxed, and there was a slight emptying. Then I cured cystitis, and the need for a medicine has disappeared. However, I noted for myself and remembered its pleasant side effect: it excellently removes water from the body, from after taking two tablets I lost up to a kilogram of weight. I read that many girls buy furosemide specifically, with the goal of losing weight. After all, it’s nice to lose weight, and in fact at the same time do not do anything for it. But miracles do not happen, Furosemide is addictive, and after a few months of constant intake your bladder will not be able to work properly and independently. It is very serious. Although I will be honest: a couple of times, when on the eve of the holiday I had to get into a tight dress, I resorted to the help of Furosemide. But I realized that this is one-time and on a regular basis I do not intend to take these pills.
Of the pluses of Furosemide, I can also note its pennant cost, the packaging of these pills costs only about forty rubles.
In general, dear girls, be aware that to lose weight Furosemide better or not use at all, or use it rarely! I hope my review will be useful for someone!