Torsemide General Information
Torsemide (brand names include: Demadex) belongs to a group of medicines known as diuretics (water pills).
Torsemide is used to reduce water retention and swelling (edema) due to congestive heart failure, and kidney and liver diseases. It is also used in the treatment of high blood pressure, either alone or in combination with other medicines.
Follow the directions for using this medicine provided by your doctor. Take Torsemide exactly as directed.
Active ingredient: torsemide.
Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light.
Ask your pharmacist, doctor, or health caregiver about the best way to dispose of any outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed. Keep all medicine away from children and never share your medicine with anyone.
Torsemide Possible Side Effects
Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects: Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing. Chest pain. Dry mouth, increased thirst, muscle cramps, problems urinating, nausea, or vomiting. Fast or uneven heartbeat. Hearing loss, or ringing in your ears. Unusual tiredness or weakness.
You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to torsemide or other medicines called sulfonylureas (such as tolazamide, chlorpropamide, tolbutamide, glipizide, glyburide, Tolinase, Diabinase, Tol-Tab, Glucophage, Glucotrol, Glucovance).
You should not use this medicine if you cannot urinate because of kidney failure or other problems.
Torsemide Missed Dose
If you miss a dose or forget to use your medicine, use it as soon as you can.
If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to use the medicine and skip the missed dose.
Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.
Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have heart disease, kidney disease, liver disease, diabetes, gout, or have had low potassium levels in your blood. Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any sulfa drugs (sulfonamides). This medicine may make you dizzy or drowsy.
Avoid driving, using machines, or doing anything else that could be dangerous if you are not alert. Make sure any doctor or dentist who treats you knows that you are using this medicine. Your doctor will need to check your blood at regular visits while you are using this medicine.
Be sure to keep all appointments.