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EXENTA T 20 TABLET

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Composition FOR EXENTA T

Eplerenone(25mg),Torasemide(20mg)

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There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Taking Eplerenone with alcohol may lead to headache, dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, changes in pulse or heart rate and/or low blood pressure.
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
Exenta t 20 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.

SALT INFORMATION FOR EXENTA T

Eplerenone(25mg)

Uses

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

How it works

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

Common side effects

Nausea, Vomiting, Fatigue, Dizziness, Leg cramps, Cough, Flu-like symptoms, Increased potassium level in blood, Increased creatinine level in blood, Diarrhoea
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

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Expert advice FOR EXENTA T

  • Do consult your doctor before taking eplerenone if you have kidney or liver disease; high blood levels of fats (cholesterol and triglycerides); or diabetes.
  • Do not use eplerenone if you have very high blood levels of potassium or severe kidney problems.
  • Use of eplerenone is not recommended in children.
  • Do not stop taking eplerenone without consulting your doctor.
  • If you forget to take a dose of eplerenone, take it as soon as you remember (keeping a gap of at least 12 hours between two consecutive doses). Do not double the dose to make up for the missed dose.
  • Do consult your doctor before taking eplerenone, if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.

Frequently asked questions FOR EXENTA T

Eplerenone

Q. Is eplerenone a diuretic/ potassium-sparing diuretic?
Yes. Eplerenone can increase urinary output and decrease excretion of potassium (potassium-sparing action) by blocking the biological effect of hormone aldosterone
Q. Is eplerenone a /beta blocker /blood thinner?
No. Eplerenone is an aldosterone receptor blocker that is used to improve conditions of heart failure after a heart attack and to lower high blood pressure. It has no known effect on beta adrenergic receptors and does not change the viscosity of blood
Q. Is eplerenone as steroid?
Yes. Eplerenone has a steroidal structure
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Q. What is eplerenone used for/used to treat?
Eplerenone is used along with other drugs to prevent worsening and improve conditions of heart failure (due left ventricular dysfunction) after a heart attack (myocardial infarction) and in the treatment of high blood pressure
Q. Does eplerenone raise blood glucose/ cause erectile dysfunction/ weight gain/hair loss?
No. Increase in blood sugar, problems with erection (in men), changes in body weight and hair loss are not among the known side effects of eplerenone
Q. Does eplerenone cause gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia (enlargement of breasts in men) is an uncommon side effect of eplerenone affecting 1 to 10 users in 1,000
Q. How does eplerenone differ from spironolactone?
Eplerenone and spironolactone are both aldosterone antagonists. They differ with regards to their therapeutic use based up on clinical experiences.

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)