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Furosemide and Gout – What to Watch For

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In some cases a doctor will prescribe furosemide for treatment. It is known by the medical community that furosemide and gout do not mix well. This is one of the things that should be added to your list of things to fully avoid. If you have preexisting medical conditions you need to discuss alternative options to furosemide and gout treatment. Look closely at the list of warnings:

  • It is important that this medication is closely monitored, usually it will be given to a patient in the hospital.
  • If the issues with kidneys become worse the furosemide treatment should be discontinued immediately.
  • Combining a furosemide treatment with other medications can cause loss of hearing. In many cases this can be permanent hearing loss. Generally, this is when the dosage given to the person is high.
  • If you have an allergy to medications with sulfa in them you should avoid taking furosemide because you are more likely to have an allergic reaction to it.
  • It is common for a person to experience issues with their blood pressure when they begin using this medication for treatment. There is also the possibility there will be another issue with the blood pressure if the dosage amount is changed. You should consult with your doctor about your concerns with taking this medication is you have an existing issue with your blood pressure.
  • Your electrolytes can also be affected when you begin taking furosemide. Generally the doctor will monitor your levels in chloride, magnesium, potassium, calcium and sodium. Here is a brief list of symptoms related to low electrolyte levels. Immediately contact your physician if you experience any of them.

- Dry mouth or cotton mouth

- Excessive need to drink, always thirsty

- Lethargic

- Weak

- Fatigue

- Restless

- Cramping muscles or achy muscles

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