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Review: could Furosemide cause Withdrawal syndrome?

Summary: Withdrawal syndrome could be caused by Furosemide, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take Cymbalta, and have Pain.

We study 79,934 people who have side effects while taking Furosemide from FDA and social media. Among them, 65 have Withdrawal syndrome. Find out below who they are, when they have Withdrawal syndrome and more.

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Furosemide

Furosemide (latest outcomes from 80,768 users) has active ingredients of furosemide. It is often used in fluid retention.

Withdrawal syndrome

Withdrawal syndrome (a discontinuation syndrome is a set of symptoms occurred due to discontinuation of substance) (latest reports from 55,436 patients) has been reported by people with depression, pain, acupuncture and pain, stress and anxiety, muscle spasticity.

On Apr, 14, 2014: 79,934 people reported to have side effects when taking Furosemide. Among them, 65 people (0.08%) have Withdrawal Syndrome. They amount to 0.12% of all the 55,381 people who have Withdrawal Syndrome on eHealthMe.

Trend of Withdrawal syndrome in Furosemide reports

Time on Furosemide when people have Withdrawal syndrome * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Withdrawal syndrome0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Withdrawal syndrome when taking Furosemide * :

FemaleMale
Withdrawal syndrome73.91%26.09%

Age of people who have Withdrawal syndrome when taking Furosemide * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Withdrawal syndrome0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%1.54%18.46%21.54%58.46%

Severity of Withdrawal syndrome when taking Furosemide ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Withdrawal syndrome ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (16 people, 24.62%)
  2. Hypertension (13 people, 20.00%)
  3. Arthritis (11 people, 16.92%)
  4. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (8 people, 12.31%)
  5. Diabetes mellitus (7 people, 10.77%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Cymbalta (14 people, 21.54%)
  2. Lyrica (12 people, 18.46%)
  3. Prevacid (10 people, 15.38%)
  4. Acetylsalicylic acid (10 people, 15.38%)
  5. Xanax (10 people, 15.38%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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