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Lo-Aqua Side Effects

Generic Name: furosemide

Note: This page contains information about the side effects of furosemide. Some of the dosage forms included on this document may not apply to the brand name Lo-Aqua.

For the Consumer

Applies to furosemide: oral solution, oral tablet

In addition to its needed effects, some unwanted effects may be caused by furosemide (the active ingredient contained in Lo-Aqua). In the event that any of these side effects do occur, they may require medical attention.

Major Side Effects

You should check with your doctor immediately if any of these side effects occur when taking furosemide:

Rare
  • Chest pain
  • chills
  • cough or hoarseness
  • fever
  • general feeling of tiredness or weakness
  • headache
  • lower back or side pain
  • painful or difficult urination
  • shortness of breath
  • sore throat
  • sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
  • swollen or painful glands
  • tightness in the chest
  • unusual bleeding or bruising
  • unusual tiredness or weakness
  • wheezing
Incidence not known:
  • Back or leg pains
  • black, tarry stools
  • bleeding gums
  • blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  • bloating
  • blood in the urine or stools
  • blurred vision
  • burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  • changes in skin color, pain, tenderness, or swelling of the foot or leg
  • clay-colored stools
  • cloudy urine
  • cold sweats
  • confusion
  • constipation
  • continuing ringing or buzzing or other unexplained noise in the ears
  • coughing up blood
  • cracks in the skin
  • darkened urine
  • diarrhea
  • difficulty breathing
  • dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up from a lying or sitting position
  • dry mouth
  • fast heartbeat
  • flushed, dry skin
  • fruit-like breath odor
  • greatly decreased frequency of urination or amount of urine
  • hearing loss
  • increased hunger
  • increased thirst
  • indigestion
  • itching
  • loss of appetite
  • nausea or vomiting
  • nosebleeds
  • pain in the joints or muscles
  • pains in the stomach, side, or abdomen, possibly radiating to the back
  • pale skin
  • pinpoint red spots on the skin
  • red, irritated eyes
  • red, swollen skin
  • skin rash
  • spots on your skin resembling a blister or pimple
  • sweating
  • swelling of the feet or lower legs
  • trouble breathing with exertion
  • unusual weight loss
  • vomiting of blood
  • yellow eyes or skin

If any of the following symptoms of overdose occur while taking furosemide, get emergency help immediately:

Symptoms of overdose:
  • Decreased urination
  • drowsiness
  • increase in heart rate
  • irregular heartbeat
  • irritability
  • mood changes
  • muscle cramps
  • numbness, tingling, pain, or weakness in the hands, feet, or lips
  • rapid breathing
  • seizures
  • sunken eyes
  • thirst
  • trembling
  • weak pulse
  • weakness and heaviness of the legs
  • wrinkled skin

Minor Side Effects

Some of the side effects that can occur with furosemide may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:

Incidence not known:
  • Feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
  • hives or welts
  • increased sensitivity of the skin to sunlight
  • muscle spasm
  • redness or other discoloration of the skin
  • restlessness
  • sensation of spinning
  • severe sunburn
  • weakness

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to furosemide: compounding powder, injectable solution, intravenous solution, oral liquid, oral solution, oral tablet

Metabolic

Common (1% to 10%): Hyponatremia, hypochloremia, hypokalemia, blood cholesterol increased, blood uric acid increased, gout
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Thirst, glucose tolerance decreased
Rare (0.01% to 0.1%): Anorexia, serum triglycerides increased
Very rare (less than 0.01%):
Frequency not reported: Hyperglycemia, diabetes mellitus, hyperuricemia, metabolic alkalosis, hypocalcemia, hypomagnesemia, hypovolemia, dehydration, tetany, serum potassium decreased, Pseudo-Bartter syndrome, electrolyte disturbances, serum calcium decreased[Ref]

Hematologic

Common (1% to 10%): Hemoconcentration
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Thrombocytopenia
Rare (0.01% to 0.1%): Eosinophilia, leukopenia, bone marrow depression
Very rare (less than 0.01%): Hemolytic anemia, aplastic anemia, agranulocytosis
Frequency not reported: Anemia, thrombophilia[Ref]

Genitourinary

Common (1% to 10%): Urine volume increased
Frequency not reported: Glycosuria, bladder spasm, urinary retention, urinary incontinence[Ref]

Dermatologic

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Pruritus, bullous exanthema, rash, urticaria, purpura, erythema multiforme, exfoliative dermatitis, photosensitivity
Rare (less than 0.1%): Lyell's syndrome and Stevens-Johnson syndrome, acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis, drug rash with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms
Frequency not reported: Toxic epidermal necrolysis, bullous pemphigoid, sweating[Ref]

Gastrointestinal

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Dry mouth, nausea, bowel motility disturbances, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation
Rare (less than 0.1%): Gastric distress, acute pancreatitis
Frequency not reported: Pancreatitis, oral and gastric irritation, cramping[Ref]

Renal

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Blood creatinine increased, urea increased
Rare (less than 0.1%): Interstitial nephritis, acute renal failure
Frequency not reported: Nephrocalcinosis in premature infants, nephrolithiasis in premature infants, GFR decreased, tubulointerstitial nephritis[Ref]

Other

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Deafness, fatigue
Rare (less than 0.1%): Sensation of pressure in the head, dysacusis, asthenia, fever, febrile conditions, malaise
Frequency not reported: Weakness, sudden death, hearing disorders, hearing loss, paradoxical swelling[Ref]

Cardiovascular

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Cardiac arrhythmia
Rare (less than 0.1%): Vasculitis
Frequency not reported: Systemic vasculitis, necrotizing angiitis, orthostatic hypotension, thrombophlebitis, acute hypotension, circulatory collapse, persistent patent ductus arteriosus during the first few weeks of life in premature infants with respiratory distress syndrome, blood pressure decreased, shock, hypotension, thrombosis, orthostatic blood pressure decreased[Ref]

Ocular

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Visual disturbance
Rare (less than 0.1%): Myopia aggravated, blurred vision
Frequency not reported: Blurred vision, xanthopsia[Ref]

Nervous system

Rare (0.01% to 0.1%): Paresthesia, vertigo, dizziness, sleepiness, tinnitus, hyperosmolar coma
Very rare (less than 0.01%):
Frequency not reported: Hepatic encephalopathy, headache, fainting and loss of consciousness, drowsiness, lethargy, sweet taste[Ref]

Musculoskeletal

Rare (less than 0.1%): Lupus erythematosus activation or exacerbation, leg muscle cramps, chronic arthritis
Frequency not reported: Muscle spasm, rhabdomyolysis[Ref]

Immunologic

Rare (less than 0.1%): Severe anaphylactic or anaphylactoid reactions
Frequency not reported: Allergic reactions[Ref]

Hepatic

Very rare (less than 0.01%): Jaundice, hepatic ischemia, liver enzymes increased
Frequency not reported: Abnormal hepatic function, cholestasis, bile flow increased, biliary tree distended[Ref]

Psychiatric

Frequency not reported: Restlessness, psychiatric disorder, apathy[Ref]

References

1. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information." O 0

2. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0

3. "Product Information. Lasix (furosemide)." sanofi-aventis , Bridgewater, NJ.

Not all side effects for Lo-Aqua may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.

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