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Demadex Medication - Uses & Side Effects

torsemide
Pronunciation: TOR se mide
Brand: Demadex

TORSEMIDE (Demadex®) is a diuretic such as water or fluid pill. Diuretics increase the amount of urine passed, which causes the body to lose water and salt. So torsemide helps to treat high blood pressure. It is not a cure. But it also reduces the swelling and water retention that may be caused by various medical conditions, such as heart, liver, or kidney disease.

Demadex Dosage

  • If you have congestive heart failure disease, then the usual starting dose is 10 or 20 milligrams once a day.
  • If you have chronic kidney failure disease, then the usual starting dose is 20 milligrams once a day.
  • Take this medication exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not take the medication in larger amounts, or take it for longer than recommended by your doctor.

Uses of Demadex

  • This drug is used to treat high blood pressure. Because lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems.
  • This medication also reduces swelling/fluid retention which can result from conditions such as congestive heart failure, liver disease, or kidney disease.

Side Effects of Demadex

Before taken Demadex medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor.  If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Demadex. Side effects may include:

  • Chemical imbalances
  • Diarrhea
  • Fainting
  • Heartbeat irregularities
  • Increased cough
  • Joint pain
  • Low blood pressure
  • Muscle pain
  • Nausea
  • Nervousness
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Rash
  • Sore throat
  • Weakness

Warnings and precautions before taking Demadex

  • You should tell your doctor if you have or have ever had diabetes, or kidney or liver disease.
  • You should tell your doctor and pharmacist what prescription and nonprescription medications you are taking, especially other medications for high blood pressure, corticosteroids, digoxin, indomethacin, lithium, and vitamins.
  • If you are having surgery, such as dental surgery, then you should tell the doctor or dentist that you are taking torsemide.
  • You should tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to torsemide, sulfa drugs, or any other drugs.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking demadex with certain other drugs, then it may be increased, decreased, or altered the effects of medicine. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining demadex with the following:

  • Aminoglycoside antibiotics such as Nebcin and streptomycin
  • Cholestyramine (Questran)
  • Ethacrynic acid (Edecrin)
  • Lithium (Eskalith, Lithobid)
  • Probenecid
Overdose

An overdose of demadex is likely to cause dehydration, chemical imbalances in the body, and a reduction in the volume of blood. But after taken demadex if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect.


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