DYTOR PLUS 20 TABLET

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Composition FOR DYTOR PLUS

Spironolactone(50mg),Torasemide(20mg)

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alcohol interaction for DYTOR PLUS

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Spironolactone and 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.
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
Dytor plus 20 tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION FOR DYTOR PLUS

Spironolactone(50mg)

Uses

Spironolactone is used in the treatment of increased blood pressure , heart failure, cirrhosis and low potassium.

How it works

Spironolactone lowers the swelling by removing the levels of excess water and electrolytes in the body. Spironolactone does this without loss of potassium from the body.

Common side effects

Nausea, Vomiting, Leg cramps, Dizziness, Drowsiness, Confusion, Breast enlargement in male, Increased creatinine level in blood.
Torasemide(20mg)

Uses

Torasemide 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 it works

Torasemide is a diuretic. It acts on kidneys and removes excess water and electrolytes from the body through urine.

Common side effects

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

COMMON DOSAGE FOR DYTOR PLUS 20 TABLET

Patients taking DYTOR PLUS 20 TABLET

  • 91%
    Once A Day
  • 6%
    Twice A Day
  • 1%
    Twice A Week
  • 1%
    Alternate Day

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Expert advice FOR DYTOR PLUS

The medicine  can make you feel dizzy or sleepy. Avoid driving or operating machinery until you know how the medicine affects you.
Do not use supplements or salt substitutes that are high in potasium. Consult your doctor if you develop any muscle weakness, skin changes, red or black tarry stool. Avoid taking alcohol with this medication as it may cause dizziness, lightheadedness, and fainting when you get up too quickly from a lying position.
Do not start or continue spironolactone and consult your doctor:
  • If you have kidney disease, Addison’s disease (an adrenal gland disorder), liver disease, heart disease.
  • If you have high levels of potassium in your blood (hyperkalemia).
  • if you are also taking eplerenone or other potassium sparing diuretics.
  • If you have an electrolyte imbalance (such as low levels of magnesium in your blood).
  • if you take an NSAID (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug), cholestyramine, heparin, lithium, heart or blood pressure medication, potassium supplements, steroid medicine, or another diuretic.

Frequently asked questions FOR DYTOR PLUS

Spironolactone

Q. What is spironolactone?
Spironolactone is a diuretic and belongs to the class of potassium sparing diuretics (water tablets), which help to lose excess fluid from your body. They may be used for congestive heart failure, nephrotic syndrome (a kidney disorder), liver cirrhosis with fluid retention (oedema) and swelling of the abdomen (ascites), a cancerous disease with swelling of the abdomen (malignant ascites) and diagnosis and treatment of primary aldosteronism (a condition where excess hormone is produced).
Q. Is spironolactone an over the counter drug?
Spironolactone is not an over the counter medicine. It is a prescription drug and is available only with a valid prescription by a doctor.
Q. Can spironolactone cause constipation?
Spironolactone has not been reported to cause constipation. Talk to your doctor if you have constipation while taking spironolactone as it could be due to some other underlying condition.
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Q. Can I take spironolactone with indomethacin?
Indomethacin may increase the diuretic effect of spironolactone and both can increase the potassium levels in the blood. Patients should follow doctors advice if these two medicines are to be used together.
Q. Can I use spironolactone for weight control?
Spironolactone does not cause weight loss and is not used for weight control. Please consult a doctor for the right therapy for weight control.
Q. Can I take spironolactone with paracetamol (acetaminophen)?
Spironolactone can be taken with paracetamol (acetaminophen). No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take spironolactone forever?
Spironolactone should be taken for a duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. How long can I take spironolactone for acne?
Do not take spironolactone for acne unless advised by your doctor as it is not approved for use in this condition. If you are given spironolactone for acne, please take it for a duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Can males take spironolactone for acne?
Spironolactone in used for treating acne in males. While it does decrease sebum production and can be helpful, it is not used in men because it blocks the action of androgens (male hormone) at the receptor sites in tissue and can cause feminizing physical side effects. If you are a male and suffering from acne, please consult your doctor before taking any medicines for your condition.
Q. Is spironolactone an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor?
Spironolactone is not an ACE inhibitor. It is a potassium-sparing diuretic (water tablets), which helps you lose excess fluid from your body.
Q. Is spironolactone a thiazide diuretic?
Spironolactone is not a thiazide diuretic. It belongs to a different class of diuretics known as the potassium-sparing diuretics (water tablets), which helps you lose excess fluid from your body.
Q. Can I take spironolactone with birth control?
Spironolactone can be taken with birth control pills (oral contraceptives) as no drug-drug interactions or side effects have been reported when used together. However, interactions can occur. Talk to your doctor before taking spironolactone with any birth control pills (oral contraceptives).
Q. Can I take spironolactone with phentermine?
Spironolactone can be taken with phentermine. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take spironolactone with amoxicillin?
Spironolactone can be taken with amoxicillin. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take spironolactone without birth control?
Spironolactone alone is used to treat conditions like congestive heart failure, nephrotic syndrome (a kidney disorder), liver cirrhosis with fluid retention (edema) and swelling of the abdomen (ascites). Spironolactone with birth control pills (oral contraceptives) is used in women for the treatment of their acne. However, it is not yet approved for the treatment of acne. Talk to your doctor before taking any medicine for acne.
Q. Can I take spironolactone with metformin?
Spironolactone can be taken with metformin. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take spironolactone with isotretinoin?
Spironolactone can be taken with isotretinoin. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take spironolactone with guaifenesin?
Spironolactone can be taken with guaifenesin. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take spironolactone with vitamins?
Spironolactone can be taken with vitamins. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Does spironolactone cause weight gain?
Spironolactone does not cause weight gain. Please consult your doctor if you experience weight gain while taking spironolactone.
Q. Does spironolactone stop your period?
Spironolactone does not stop period, however, it can cause irregular periods. Please consult your doctor if you experience irregular periods while taking spironolactone.
Q. Does spironolactone help hirsutism (excessive hair growth)?
Spironolactone can be used for the treatment of hirsuitism. Do not take spironolactone for hirsuitism unless advised by your doctor.
Q. Does spironolactone cause weight loss?
Spironolactone does not cause weight loss. Please consult your doctor if you experience weight loss while taking spironolactone as it could be due to some other underlying conditions.
Q. Does spironolactone cause hair loss?
Spironolactone can cause hair loss. Please consult your doctor if you experience hair loss while taking spironolactone as the dose of the drug may needs to be changed.
Q. Does spironolactone cause depression?
Spironolactone does not cause depression. Please consult your doctor if you experience depression while taking spironolactone.
Q. Does spironolactone help with acne?
Spironolactone is not approved for treating acne. However, it has been seen to be effective in treating acne in females. It is prescribed and paired with a birth control pill. A significant number of patients have reported that they have seen positive results in the pairing of these two medications, although these results may not be seen for up to three months. Talk to your doctor if you are suffering from acne as the therapy should be started only when advised by a doctor.
Q. Does spironolactone cause hyponatremia?
Spironolactone can cause hyponatremia (very low level of sodium in the blood). Hyponatremia signs and symptoms may include nausea and vomiting, headache, confusion, loss of energy and tiredness, restlessness and irritability, muscle weakness, spasms or cramps, seizures, and coma. Please consult your doctor if you have the signs and symptoms of hyponatremia as it requires proper diagnosis and management.
Q. Does spironolactone increase estrogen?
Spironolactone is not known to increase estrogen levels. Spironolactone is a steroid that blocks the effects of the hormones aldosterone and testosterone and has some effects similar to those of the hormone progesterone.
Q. Does spironolactone work?
Spironolactone works if taken for the right indication for a prescribed duration in prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is spironolactone safe?
Spironolactone is safe if taken for prescribed duration in prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is spironolactone a diuretic?
Spironolactone is a diuretic and belongs to the class of potassium sparing diuretics (water tablets), which help to lose excess fluid from your body. They may be used for congestive heart failure, nephrotic syndrome (a kidney disorder), liver cirrhosis with fluid retention (oedema) and swelling of the abdomen (ascites), a cancerous disease with swelling of the abdomen (malignant ascites) and diagnosis and treatment of primary aldosteronism (a condition where excess hormone is produced).
Q. Is spironolactone a steroid?
Spironolactone is a synthetic steroid which works by blocking the effects of the hormones aldosterone. It also blocks the action of testosterone.
Q. Does spironolactone cause insomnia (inability to sleep)?
Spironolactone has not been reported to cause insomnia (inability to sleep). However, it can make you feel drowsy (sleepy). Talk to your doctor in case you have sleep problems while taking this drug.
Q. Is spironolactone a beta blocker?
Spironolactone is not a beta blocker. It is a potassium-sparing diuretic (water tablets), which helps you lose excess fluid from your body.
Q. Is spironolactone a hormone?
Spironolactone is not a hormone. It is a potassium-sparing diuretic (water tablets), which helps you lose excess fluid from your body.
Q. Is spironolactone a blood pressure medication?
Spironolactone not indicated for the treatment of high blood pressure. However, it is a diuretic, which helps you lose excess fluid from your body and can lower your blood pressure especially if you are also taking other blood pressure lowering drugs. Talk to your doctor before taking spironolactone if you are a hypertensive and also taking blood pressure lowering drugs.
Q. Is spironolactone a controlled substance?
Spironolactone is not a controlled substance. It is a prescription medicine and is available on providing a valid prescription.
Q. Is spironolactone harmful to kidneys?
Spironolactone can lead to acute kidney failure particularly in those who already have impaired kidney function. Please tell your doctor if you have kidney problems as you may have to be given a different dose and a close monitoring of your kidney function test may be required.
Q. Is spironolactone a blood thinner?
Spironolactone is not a blood thinner. It is a potassium-sparing diuretic (also known as water tablets).
Q. Does spironolactone cause cancer?
Breast cancer has been reported as a very rare side effect of spironolactone. Talk to your doctor if you have any questions or concern regarding this side effect.
Q. Can I take spironolactone with furosemide?
Both spironolactone and furosemide are diuretics. However, they belong to the different class of diuretics. When used together, they can increase the diuretic effect of each other. Also, spironolactone causes an increase in potassium levels while furosemide decreases the potassium levels. Effect of this interaction is not very clear. So, it is advisable to talk to your doctor before taking the two drugs together.
Q. Can I use Spironolactone with Torasemide?
Spironolactone can be taken along with Torasemide and their combination is quite beneficial in maintaining the blood potassium levels. Torsemide 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.

Torasemide

Q. Can Torasemide cause gout?
Yes, Torasemide can cause gout. It increases the blood uric acid levels by increasing its absorption from the kidneys which can cause a gout attack. Inform your doctor if you have hyperuricemia or a history of gout before taking this medicine. Use of Torasemide id contraindicated in patients with gout.
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 underlying liver, kidney or lung diseases but Furosemide is also used in the treatment of hypercalcemia (high calcium levels in the blood). However, Torasemide works for a long time and is safe to use in patients with renal failure as compared to furosemide.
Q. Does Torasemide raise your blood sugar levels?
Torasemide can increase your blood sugar levels. This can worsen your diabetes control and affect your blood and urine sugar tests. Inform your doctor if you are a diabetic before taking Torasemide.
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Q. How is Torasemide different from chlorthalidone?
Both Torasemide and chlorthalidone are diuretics, however, they belong to different groups and act on different parts of the kidney. Chlorthalidone is less potent than Torasemide but has a better blood pressure lowering effect. Chlorthalidone increases calcium levels while Torasemide decreases calcium levels but both lower the blood potassium levels (hypokalemia).
Q. Can I use Torasemide with spironolactone?
Torasemide can be taken with spironolactone. When used together the diuretic effect gets added along with 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.
Q. Can I take Torasemide with allopurinol?
Torasemide can be taken with allopurinol. Torasemide can increase 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. 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. 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 and increase 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 to use?
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?
Torasemide can be taken with prednisone. However, when used together, they can lower blood potassium levels (hypokalemia) which can be severe, causing muscle pains or cramps, loss of appetite, weakness, dizziness, or confusion. Inform your doctor if you have these symptoms. Take potassium supplements or foods rich in potassium like orange, lemon or other citrus fruit.
Q. Can I use Torasemide with metolazone?
Both Torasemide and metolazone are potassium-lowering diuretics. When given together, they can lower blood potassium level (hypokalemia) which can be severe, causing muscle pains or cramps, loss of appetite, weakness, dizziness, or confusion. Inform your doctor if you have these symptoms. Take potassium supplements or foods rich in potassium like orange, lemon or other citrus fruit.
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. Is Torasemide useful in the treatment of heart failure?
Yes, Torasemide is useful in the treatment of heart failure. It works by removing excess water and salt from your body and decreases the workload on the heart and as well decreases the lung congestion. This helps in improving the function of the heart in these patients.

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Content on this page was last updated on 20 April, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)