Furosemide is a loop diuretic that makes sure excessive amounts of salt leave your body with the urine without being absorbed. While taking this medicine you should avoid becoming dehydrated. Furosemide can also make your skin more sensitive to sunlight which may result in sunburn. If you have to stay outside for a long time use some sunscreen to protect your skin. You need to inform your doctor of having lupus, gout, diabetes, liver or kidney disease, or an allergy to sulfa drugs before you start taking Furosemide. This drug is FDA pregnancy category C - it can harm an unborn baby. If you are pregnant or are planning to conceive during the period of treatment talk to your doctor before starting the treatment. Furosemide passes into breast milk and should not be taken by women breastfeeding a baby.
Some commonly reported side effects that often go away on their own include dizziness, blurred vision, diarrhea, constipation or stomach pain. You must stop using Furosemide and seek emergency medical help if you experience any of the following serious side effects of Furosemide: uneven heartbeat, numbness, burning or tingling, blurred vision, dizziness, constipation, diarrhea, or stomach pain, drowsiness, restlessness, swelling of your throat, tongue or lips, weakness and muscle pain, thirst, nausea and vomiting.