This page contains brief details about the drug , it's indication, dosage & administaration, mechanism of action, related brands with strength, warnings and common side effects.
Background and Date of Approval
Torasemide is an antidiuretic drug that belongs to the category of medicines known as loop diuretics. It was approved by the U.S. FDA in 1993 to treat edema and hypertension.
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It works by increasing the excretion of water and electrolytes from the kidneys, which helps to reduce excess fluid buildup in the body.
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Torasemide is used in the treatment of hypertension (patients with high blood pressure). It is also used to treat low potassium levels in the body which is otherwise known as hypokalemia and reduces the swelling (edema in the body).
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This medication is taken as per the advice of the doctor. It can be taken in the morning in order to avoid frequent urination during night times. Take this medication at the same time every day. Avoid breaking or chewing the tablet. Instead, swallow it whole with a glass of water.
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This medication is taken as per the advice of the doctor. It can be taken 4hr before bed to avoid frequent urination at night. It's important to take this medication at the same time daily. The dosage of this medication will depend upon the condition and how individuals respond to the medication. The common side effects of this medicine are headache, tiredness, dizziness, stomach upset, dehydration, and decreased blood pressure. It is important to take this medication when you are feeling well. Stopping the medicines without the doctor's proper advice can worsen the condition. Along with the medication, it's better to change your lifestyle by exercising regularly, reducing stress, quitting smoking, and consuming alcohol to increase the effectiveness of the medicine.
Before you start Torasemide, discuss the kidney and liver diseases you have had for a longer period. Tell about all the medications you are taking for different diseases and inform your doctor about your pregnancy or if you are planning for pregnancy and if you are a breastfeeding mother because it can cause harmful effects and birth defects in a developing child. Potassium supplements should be added to your diet as it reduces the potassium level. Kidney function tests and electrolytes should be monitored regularly.
The common side effects that are likely to occur while you are on the treatment with Torasemide are stomach pain, headache, dizziness, leg cramps, hair loss, nausea and vomiting. Some serious side effects also include irregular heart beat, skin rash and breast pain. If you experience any allergic or unusual reactions after taking this medicine, report to your doctor immediately.
Word Of Advice
It is suggested to tell your doctor if you have any history of allergic reactions to avoid life-threatening complications. Take Torasemide in the morning time as it causes frequent urination. Tell your doctor before the treatment commencement if you are pregnant or have heart, liver, kidney, or uterine problems and inform them about the medication you are taking for different diseases as it may affect or affect other medications. While using this medication, kidney function tests should be monitored regularly. Blood pressure and potassium levels should be checked often.
Frequently Asked Question
- DEMADEX (torsemide) tablets (Revised on August 8, 2022). Available at: https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2012/020136s014lbl.pdf (Accessed on May 12, 2023).
- Bioequivalence Study of Two Formulations of Torasemide Tablet 10 mg. (Revised on June 10, 2021). Available at:https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT04921566 (Accessed on May 12, 2023).
- Barbara G. Wells, Joseph T. DiPiro, Terry L. Shwinghammer, Cecily V. DiPiro. Hypertension. Pharmacotherapy Handbook. Ninth edition. Page-87.
The drug information on this page is not a substitute for medical advice, it is meant for educational purposes only. For further details consult your doctor about your medical condition to know if you are eligible to receive this treatment.