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Furosemide Injection (Furosemide) - Side Effects and Adverse Reactions

 
 



ADVERSE REACTIONS

Adverse reactions are categorized below by organ system and listed by decreasing severity.

  Gastrointestinal System Reactions
  1. Hepatic encephalopathy in patients
       with hepatocellular insufficiency
  6. Oral and gastric irritation
7. Cramping
  2. Pancreatitis   8. Diarrhea
  3. Jaundice (intrahepatic cholestatic jaundice)   9. Constipation
  4. Increased liver enzymes   10. Nausea
  5. Anorexia   11. Vomiting
 
Systemic Hypersensitivity Reactions
  1. Severe anaphylactic or anaphylactoid
       reactions (e.g. with shock)
  3. Interstitial nephritis
4. Necrotizing angiitis
  2. Systemic vasculitis  
 
  Central Nervous System Reactions
  1. Tinnitus and hearing loss   5. Headache
  2. Paresthesias   6. Blurred vision
  3. Vertigo   7. Xanthopsia
  4. Dizziness  
  Hematologic Reactions
  1. Aplastic anemia   5. Leukopenia
  2. Thrombocytopenia   6. Anemia
  3. Agranulocytosis   7. Eosinophilia
  4. Hemolytic anemia  
 
Dermatologic-Hypersensitivity Reactions
  1. Exfoliative dermatitis   6. Urticaria
  2. Bullous pemphigoid   7. Rash
  3. Erythema multiforme   8. Pruritus
  4. Purpura   9. Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
  5. Photosensitivity   10. Toxic epidermal necrolysis
 
Cardiovascular Reaction
  1. Orthostatic hypotension may occur and be aggravated by alcohol, barbiturates or narcotics.
2. Increase in cholesterol and triglyceride serum levels.
 
Other Reactions
  1. Hyperglycemia   7. Urinary bladder spasm
  2. Glycosuria   8. Thrombophlebitis
  3. Hyperuricemia
4. Muscle spasms
  9. Transient injection site pain following
intramuscular injection
  5. Weakness   10. Fever
  6. Restlessness  

Whenever adverse reactions are moderate or severe, furosemide dosage should be reduced or therapy withdrawn.

Drug label data at the top of this Page last updated: 2014-02-24

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