Information about Torsemide
Generic Name : Torsemide
Pronunciation : tor-as-i-myde
Latest prescription information about Torsemide. 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, warnings and its storage instructions . Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
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Other Name(s) of Torsemide
Why is Torsemide Prescribed? (Indications)
This medication is a pyridine-sulfonylurea type loop diuretic, prescribed for hypertension, congestive cardiac failure, chronic renal failure and hepatic cirrhosis.
When should Torsemide not be taken? (Contraindications)
Contraindicated in patients with anuria (absence of urination), and hypersensitivity.
What is the dosage of Torsemide?
PO- The recommended dose range is 2.5 – 200mg/day.
How should Torsemide be taken?
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.
What are the warnings and precautions for Torsemide?
• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of diabetes, gout, kidney or liver disease, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
• Correct electrolyte disturbances and urinary disorders before treatment.
• Monitor electrolyte balance, glucose, uric acid, creatinine and lipid level regularly while taking this medication.
• It may cause dizziness or drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery, while taking this medication.
What are the side effects of Torsemide?
• Metabolic :
Electrolyte disturbances, dehydration, dry mouth, increased sugar, increased urination, elevated liver enzyme and loss of appetite.
• Central Nervous System :
Headache, dizziness, weakness, drowsiness and confusion.
• Miscellaneous :
Stomach cramps, impotence, ringing in the ear and hearing loss.
What are the other precautions for Torsemide?
Avoid excess dosage.
What are the storage conditions for Torsemide?
Store it at controlled room temperature (15° to 30°C), and in an airtight container.