Furosemide is a diuretic (water pill), a type of anthranilic derivative and loop diuretic with antihypertensive effect. Furosemide blocks the Na-K-Cl cotransporter (NKCC) in the luminal membrane of the thick ascending limb of the loop of Henle in the kidney, by binding to the Cl-binding site located in the cotransporter's transmembrane domain, thereby inhibiting reabsorption of sodium, chloride, potassium ions and water. This agent reduces plasma and extracellular fluid volume resulting in decreased blood pressure and cardiac output.
Higher doses of spironolactone, a diuretic (water pill), can prevent the need for dialysis in selected heart failure patients, a UT Health San Antonio study found.
Reprieve Cardiovascular, a pioneering medical device company focused on improving outcomes for patients suffering from Acute Decompensated Heart Failure, today announced the results of two non-randomized, prospective clinical trials in patients hospitalized with Acute Heart Failure.
Drug therapy for patients with stable heart failure can be simplified by stopping diuretics, according to late-breaking results from the ReBIC-1 trial presented today at Heart Failure 2019, a scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology.
Wanting a tan or simply enjoying the outdoors during the summer can expose skin to the effects of ultraviolet rays- a problem complicated for people taking certain medications, warns a Harris Health System expert.
Researchers from the National Institutes of Health and their colleagues identified the genetic cause and a possible therapeutic target for a rare form of pediatric progressive neuropathy.
Patients hospitalised with acute heart failure who achieve good haemoconcentration in addition to a robust diuretic response are unlikely to be rehospitalised within the following 2 months, research suggests.
Validus Pharmaceuticals LLC, together with Wood Creek Capital Management, LLC ("Wood Creek"), announced today the acquisition of the U.S. rights to several well-known product lines from Sanofi US: Anzemet (dolasetron mesylate) Injection and Tablets, Claforan (cefotaxime) Injection/IM/IV, Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) Tablets, Drisdol (ergocalciferol) Capsules and Oral Solution, Hiprex (methenamine hippurate) Tablets, Lasix (furosemide) Tablets, Norpramin (desipramine hydrochloride) Tablets and Trental (pentoxifylline) Tablets.
United Therapeutics Corporation announced today that the European Commission (EC) has granted Marketing Authorisation for Unituxin (dinutuximab) for the treatment of high-risk neuroblastoma in patients aged 12 months to 17 years, who have previously received induction chemotherapy and achieved at least a partial response, followed by myeloablative therapy and autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT).
Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania found that patients taking prescription potassium supplements together with loop diuretics for heart failure have better survival rates than patients taking diuretics without the potassium. Moreover, the degree of benefit increases with higher diuretic doses.
Sensile Medical AG has completed the usability study for the semi-disposable patch pump that is developed for scPharmaceuticals LLC's novel subcutaneous furosemide therapy.
A side effect of many commonly used drugs appears to increase the risks of both cognitive impairment and death in older people, according to new research led by the University of East Anglia.
Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that the highest proportion of surveyed cardiologists identify furosemide as the most efficacious agent for the treatment of acute heart failure when compared to other available therapies.
Merck today announced that the New Drug Application (NDA) for the Company's investigational extended-release formulation of JANUMET for type 2 diabetes has been accepted for standard review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The Company is also moving forward as planned with regulatory filings in countries outside the United States.
Today Novartis announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Amturnide (aliskiren, amlodipine and hydrochlorothiazide) tablets for the treatment of high blood pressure. Amturnide combines the only approved direct renin inhibitor worldwide, Tekturna (aliskiren), with the widely used calcium channel blocker amlodipine and the diuretic hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ).
The Cardiovascular Research Foundation has announced that in addition to the previously announced late breaking clinical trials and first reports, a series of additional featured trials will be presented at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) 2010 scientific symposium. These trials will focus on a wide range of significant topics in interventional cardiovascular medicine. TCT 2010 will take place September 21 - 25 in Washington, DC.
New data were presented at the American Diabetes Association 70th Annual Scientific Sessions from a study comparing JANUMET (sitagliptin/metformin) to pioglitazone. In this study, JANUMET resulted in significantly greater blood sugar reductions in patients with type 2 diabetes compared with pioglitazone.
POZEN Inc., announced today the receipt of a $20 million milestone payment from AstraZeneca for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of VIMOVO (naproxen and esomeprazole magnesium) delayed-release tablets on April 30th. POZEN will transfer ownership of the Investigational New Drug application and New Drug Application for VIMOVO to AstraZeneca over the next few weeks.
AstraZeneca and POZEN Inc. today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved VIMOVO (naproxen and esomeprazole magnesium) delayed-release tablets for the relief of signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis, and to decrease the risk of developing gastric ulcers in patients at risk of developing NSAID-associated gastric ulcers.
Dehydration is a condition that can have a significant impact on children and, if left untreated, may lead to serious complications and hospitalization. A national survey of more than 800 parents with children between the ages of one month and 10 years found that three out of five parents reported needing to know more information about dehydration, such as when to see a physician, warning signs, and treatment, if their child became sick - pointing to a greater need for awareness and education around the condition and its treatment.
Baxter International Inc. today announced the commercial launch of HYLENEX recombinant (hyaluronidase human injection) for use in pediatric rehydration at the 2009 American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) scientific assembly (Boston). HYLENEX, an enzyme, allows fluids to be administered under the skin (subcutaneously) rather than through a vein.