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Overview Of Medications Used For Hypertension Treatment

Author : Neil Picarder

Hypertension or high blood pressure is called the "silent killer" since most people that experience it may never feel any symptoms. However, if left untreated, this medical condition can have severe consequences leading to severe disability or death, and it's highly advisable that sufferers start monitoring level of their blood pressure on a regular basis after a specific age. The high blood pressure is typically found after a few measurements and treated with oral drugs.

The diuretics like Furosemide make the kidney produce more urine, which is why they are most commonly recommended for managing water retention (oedema). Furosemide is one of the widely used loop diuretics, which is used to treat heart failure related oedema, but is also applied in treatments of high blood pressure. It works on the loop of Henle and comes under a multitude of brand names; except for the 20mg, 40mg, 80mg, and 100mg tablets, this drug is available as oral solution and injections also.

When given for controlling the blood pressure, Furosemide 100 mg is prescribed with other medicines, and finding the right dosage could take a few adjustments. The medicine works by decreasing fluids, which are presented in the blood, which gives the heart less blood to pump and the outcome is lower blood pressure. However, taking higher than the optimal dosage could cause numerous complications and negative reactions. In most cases, the treated persons are started on 20 mg or 40 mg daily dosage. Their response and tolerance are evaluated, and then the dosage increased if necessary. Regular blood tests and constant monitoring of the kidney and liver functions are performed during the treatment course, and patients with certain conditions may have to be hospitalized prior to taking Furosemide.

The result of the therapy course depends on the contact between patient and healthcare provider and continuous monitoring. If your physician has prescribed you Furosemide 100mg, then you need to take the pills exactly as they have directed. In order to reduce the chances of missing a dosage, take them at the same time every day. In order to avoid getting up at night, you should take them at least five hours before turning in. If you happen to miss a dosage, take it as soon as you can. In case of any serious allergic reaction, call your healthcare provider urgently. Read the insert carefully to find out more about the possible side effects and medication interactions, do not share the tablets with anyone, and dispose of the expired tablets as directed by your health care provider or pharmacist. Many of the hypertension treatment courses last for years or the medicines have to be taken even for whole life, which could be tiresome for many patients, but these medicines, like Furosemide 100mg could save lives and prevent strokes or heart attacks.

If you are prescribed to take medicines like Furosemide for months or years, you can order the less expensive generic medications, but you still need to take them under your health care provider's supervision. The generics contain the same active chemical component and are as efficient as the branded pills, but you still need to take the right dosage and only as directed.

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The author of this review writes articles and reviews on general medicine and mens issues. He is also an editor of furosemide 40 mg and furosemide 100mg websites with even more information on hypertension treatments.

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