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DIURATOR 10MG TABLET

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Composition FOR DIURATOR 10mg tablet

Torasemide(10mg)

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It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Diurator 10mg tablet at a fixed time.
Taking Torsamide with alcohol may have additive effects in lowering your blood pressure. You may experience headache, dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, and/or changes in pulse or heart rate.
UNSAFE
Diurator 10mg tablet is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
PROBABLY SAFE
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
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  • SALT INFORMATION FOR DIURATOR 10mg tablet

    Torasemide(10mg)

    Diurator tablet uses

    Diurator 10mg tablet is used in the treatment of increased blood pressure
    It is also used to relieve fluid overload (edema) associated with heart, liver, kidney or lung disease.

    How diurator tablet works

    Diurator 10mg tablet is a diuretic. It acts on kidneys and removes excess water and electrolytes from the body through urine.

    Common side effects of diurator tablet

    Dehydration, Decreased potassium level in blood, Decreased magnesium level in blood, Increased blood uric acid, Hearing loss

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    Expert advice FOR DIURATOR tablet

    • Inform your doctor if you have dizziness, fatigue, or muscle weakness that stays for a long time.
    • Torasemide can cause dehydration and lower blood potassium levels. Take potassium supplements or diet rich in potassium (banana, spinach, coconut water etc.) as Torasemide may cause potassium deficiency.
    • Get kidney function tests, blood electrolyte, glucose, uric acid and lipid levels on a regular basis.
    • Before taking Torasemide, inform your doctor if you have
      • Allergy to Torasemide or to sulfonylureas which are used to treat diabetes (e.g. glibenclamide, glipizide)
      • Diabetes mellitus, as Torasemide can increase your sugar levels
       
    • Torasemide starts to work in half an hour.
    • Avoid taking Torasemide at bedtime as it makes you urinate frequently. Take it at least four hours before going to bed. 
    • Torasemide can cause low blood pressure and you may feel dizzy for first few days. 
      • Do not stand up suddenly from a sitting or lying position, you may fall. 
      • Avoid driving or use of any machines that requires you to be alert.

    Frequently asked questions FOR DIURATOR 10mg tablet

    Torasemide

    Q. Can Torasemide cause gout?
    Torasemide can increase the blood uric acid levels by increasing its absorption from the kidneys and this can cause a gout attack. Inform your doctor if you have hyperuricemia or a history of gout before taking this medicine. Gout is considered a contraindication to the use of Torasemide.
    Q. Can I use Torasemide with spironolactone?
    Torasemide can be taken along with spironolactone and their combination is quite beneficial in maintaining the blood potassium levels. Torasemide is a loop diuretic and causes loss of potassium from your body while spironolactone is a potassium-sparing diuretic which prevents the loss of potassium.
    Q. Does Torasemide cause diarrhea?
    Diarrhea is a common side effect of Torasemide. Other commonly seen gastrointestinal side effects are the loss of appetite, upper abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and constipation.
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    Q. Can I take Torasemide with allopurinol?
    Torasemide can be taken with allopurinol. Torasemide can cause increased uric acid levels and allopurinol lowers uric acid levels. So, allopurinol is given to decrease the hyperuricemic effects of Torasemide. However, allopurinol is not safe in patients with renal failure, so may need to be replaced with another similar medicine like febuxostat.
    Q. Can I use Torasemide in sulfa allergy?
    No, Torasemide should not be used if you have a history of sulfa allergy or to sulfonamide group of anti-diabetic drugs.
    Q. How long does the action of Torasemide last?
    The action of Torasemide lasts for about 6-8 hours.
    Q. Is Torasemide used for weight loss?
    Torasemide can decrease weight by removing excessive water from your body. However, it is not used for weight loss in obese patients as it does not affect body fat.
    Q. How is Torasemide different from furosemide?
    Both Torasemide and furosemide are loop diuretics and are used to treat high blood pressure and edema caused by an underlying liver, kidney or lung diseases but furosemide is also used in the treatment of hypercalcemia (high calcium levels in the blood). However, Torasemide has a long duration of action and is safe to use in patients with renal failure as compared to furosemide.
    Q. Does Torasemide cause electrolyte abnormalities?
    Yes, Torasemide can cause electrolyte abnormalities as it works by removing water and salt from your body. It can decrease the blood potassium, sodium, chloride, magnesium and calcium levels. Also, it can increase the blood sugar and uric acid levels. It is very important to get electrolytes and kidney function tests done on a regular basis.
    Q. Is Torasemide safe?
    Torasemide is a safe drug if used in prescribed dose and for prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
    Q. Can Torasemide tablets be crushed before use?
    Yes, Torasemide tablets can be crushed before use. However please check the pack insert or consult your doctor before doing so.
    Q. Does Torasemide cause hair loss?
    Torasemide is not known to cause hair loss. Consult your doctor if you have hair loss while you are taking Torasemide.
    Q. Can Torasemide cause kidney failure?
    No, Torasemide does not cause kidney failure, rather it is used to remove extra fluid from the body (edema) which is caused by conditions such as heart failure, liver disease, and kidney disease.
    Q. Can I take Torasemide with prednisone?
    Both Torasemide and prednisone can lower the blood potassium levels (hypokalemia). When given together, hypokalemia can be severe, causing muscle pains or cramps, loss of appetite, weakness, dizziness, or confusion. Inform your doctor if you have these symptoms and you are taking both the drugs. Take foods rich in potassium like orange or other citrus fruit juices or take a potassium supplement.
    Q. Can I use Torasemide with metolazone?
    Both Torasemide and metolazone are diuretics and both can lower the blood potassium levels (hypokalemia). When given together, hypokalemia can be severe, causing muscle pains or cramps, loss of appetite, weakness, dizziness, or confusion. Inform your doctor if you have these symptoms and you are taking both the drugs. Take foods rich in potassium like orange or other citrus fruit juices or take a potassium supplement.
    Q. Does Torasemide have any serious side effects?
    Serious side effects reported with the use of Torasemide are atrial fibrillation, ventricular tachycardia, chest pain, diarrhea, digitalis intoxication, gastrointestinal hemorrhage, hyperglycemia, hyperuricemia, hypokalemia, hypotension, hypovolemia, shunt thrombosis, rash, rectal bleeding, and syncope.
    Q. Does Torasemide raise your blood sugar levels?
    Torasemide can increase your blood sugar levels and this can worsen your diabetes control. This may also affect your blood and urine sugar tests. Inform your doctor if you are a diabetic before taking Torasemide.
    Q. Is Torasemide useful in the treatment of heart failure?
    Yes, Torasemide is useful in the treatment of heart failure. It works by removing excessive water and salt from your body and decreases the workload on the heart and as well decreases the lung congestion.

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    Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)