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.
Two drugs widely used to treat adults with heart failure – furosemide and torsemide – showed no difference in their ability to improve patient survival when compared, according to findings from a clinical trial supported by the National Institutes of Health.
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In a head-to-head comparison of two so-called 'water pills' that keep fluid from building up in patients with heart failure, the therapies proved nearly identical in reducing deaths, according to a large study led by Duke Health researchers.
A new study shows that the initially lauded combination of drugs against COVID-19 - Hydroxychloroquine and Chloroquine combined with azithromycin, could lead to abnormal and life-threatening heart rhythms. In patients hospitalized with the novel coronavirus infection or SARS CoV-2, this combination can lead to prolonged QT interval as can be detected on ECG.
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.
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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.