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General Information on Bumetanide

Generic Name : Bumetanide

Pronunciation : byoo met' a nide

Latest prescription information about Bumetanide. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y52.5 | Therapeutic Classification : Anti- Hypertensives

Trade Names/Brand Names of Bumetanide

International- Bumex.

Why is Bumetanide Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a diuretic, prescribed for the treatment of swelling and fluid retention due to congestive heart failure, liver and kidney disease. It prevents too much salt absorption in the body.

When should Bumetanide not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in people with history of absence of urine, less urination, severe kidney disease, brain disease, severe depletion of blood electrolytes, hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Bumetanide?

Dose is based on patient’s condition and response to this medication.

How should Bumetanide be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth once daily, with or without food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Bumetanide?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of diabetes, gout, or kidney or liver problems, during pregnancy and lactation.

• It may cause dizziness or drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery, and get up slowly from bed while taking this medication.

• Avoid exposure to sunlight; otherwise it may lead to sunburn.

What are the side effects of Bumetanide?

  Most Common: Muscle cramps, dizziness, hypotension, headache nausea and encephalopathy.
  Miscellaneous: Impaired hearing, itching, irregular heart rate, weakness, hives, abdominal pain, joint pain, musculoskeletal pain, rash and vomiting.

What are the other precautions for Bumetanide?

Monitor blood sugar, kidney and liver functions regularly while taking this medication.

What are the storage conditions for Bumetanide?

Store tablets at 15° to 30°C.

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