WHEN ORAL DIURETICS AREN’T ENOUGH
TREAT FLUID BUILDUP AT HOME WITH FUROSCIX
HOW FUROSCIX WORKS
FUROSCIX uses furosemide, a common diuretic that allows your kidneys to get rid of any extra fluid your body is holding on to.1 FUROSCIX gives your body a standard dose of furosemide over about 5 hours.1 It is delivered through an On-Body Infusor with a small needle placed just under your skin.
- Follow the Instructions for Use to apply the On-Body Infusor to your stomach. The Infusor comes with everything needed to administer a single dose.
- Once the Infusor is adhered, it is started with a single button press.2
- You will wear your On-Body Infusor for about 5 hours. Try to not bend over while wearing the Infusor.
- The Infusor will let you know when it is done working. Dispose of it when finished as it is only used once.
Your healthcare provider will put you back on oral diuretics as soon as possible to keep managing your fluid buildup.
FUROSCIX works as well as IV furosemide at removing excess water in patients with congestion due to heart failure, but can be used in the comfort of home.1,2
IN A STUDY COMPARING THE TWO
FUROSCIX HAD SIMILAR RESULTS TO IV FUROSEMIDE2
FUROSCIX diuretic effect lasted for 8 hours or more1,2
FUROSCIX can cause you to lose excess water and electrolytes. Symptoms of excess water and electrolyte loss include dry mouth, increased thirst, muscle pains or cramps, decreased urine output or urine more yellow than normal, headache, dry skin, nausea or vomiting. Your healthcare provider may check your electrolytes while receiving FUROSCIX.
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References: 1. FUROSCIX [prescribing information]. Burlington, MA: scPharmaceuticals Inc.; 2022. 2. Sica DA, Muntendam P, Myers RL, et al. Subcutaneous furosemide in heart failure: pharmacokinetic characteristics of a newly buffered solution. JACC Basic Transl Sci. 2018;3(1):25-34. Published 2018 Feb 7. doi:10.1016/j.jacbts.2017.10.001.