TORSEMIDE (Injection) (Injectable)


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TORSEMIDE (Injection) (Injectable) Drug and Prescription Information

TORSEMIDE (Injection) (Injectable)

TORSEMIDE (Injection) (Injectable) Medication Classification

TORSEMIDE (Injection)

TORSEMIDE (Injection) (Injectable) Brandname

Demadex

TORSEMIDE (Injection) (Injectable) is used for the Treatment

Torsemide (TORE-se-mide) Treats fluid retention (edema) caused by congestive heart failure, kidney disease, or liver disease. Also treats high blood pressure. This medicine is a diuretic.

When To Not Use TORSEMIDE (Injection) (Injectable)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to torsemide, diabetes medicines (such as glipizide, glyburide, metformin, Actos®, Amaryl®, Avandia®, Glucophage®, Glucotrol®, Glucovance®), or other medicines called sulfonylureas (such as tolazamide, chlorpropamide, tolbutamide, Tolinase®, Diabinase®, Tol-Tab®). You should not use this medicine if you cannot urinate because of renal failure or other problems.

How Should You Use TORSEMIDE (Injection) (Injectable)

Injectable

  • Your doctor will prescribe your exact dose and tell you how often it should be given. This medicine is given through a needle placed in one of your veins.
  • A nurse or other trained health professional will give you this medicine.
  • Carefully follow your doctor's instructions about any special diet. You may need to eat foods that are high in potassium (such as oranges or bananas) to prevent potassium loss while you are using this medicine.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • 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.

Proper TORSEMIDE (Injection) (Injectable) Storage

Store TORSEMIDE (Injection) (Injectable) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep TORSEMIDE (Injection) (Injectable) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using TORSEMIDE (Injection) (Injectable)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are also using lithium, digoxin (Lanoxin®), cholestyramine (Questran®), probenecid (Benemid®), spironolactone (Aldactone®), or a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin®).
  • Tell your doctor if you also use corticotropins (ACTH, H.P. ACTHAR®), corticosteroids (such as prednisone), pain or arthritis medicine (such as aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, Advil®, Aleve®, Motrin®, Orudis®), or any other diuretic (such as furosemide, hydrochlorothiazide, Hyzaar®, Zestoretic®).

TORSEMIDE (Injection) (Injectable) Warnings

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breast feeding, 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. 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.

TORSEMIDE (Injection) (Injectable) 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 (may be related to your disease and not a side effect).
  • 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.
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Mild nausea, vomiting, upset stomach, constipation.
  • Urinating more than usual.

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