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Composition for TOR

Torasemide(20 mg)

food interaction for TOR

alcohol interaction for TOR

pregnancy interaction for TOR

lactation interaction for TOR

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Tor 20 mg 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
Tor 20 mg 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
Tor 20 mg tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE

SALT INFORMATION for TOR

Torasemide(20 mg)

Uses

Tor 20 mg tablet is used in the treatment of fluid retention (edema), heart failure, increased blood pressure and hypercalcemia (increased calcium levels in blood).

How it works

Tor 20 mg tablet lowers swelling by increasing the amount of urine, which removes extra water and certain electrolytes from the body.

Common side effects

Vomiting, Nausea, Frequent urge to urinate, Diarrhoea, Abdominal pain, Abnormal liver function tests, Chest pain, Constipation, Dry mouth, Increased thirst, Dizziness, Headache, Hearing loss, Decreased sodium level in blood, Ringing in ear, Weight loss, Vomiting of blood

Common Dosage for TOR 20 MG TABLET

Patients taking TOR 20 MG TABLET

  • 82%
    Once A Day
  • 18%
    Twice A Day

SUBSTITUTES for TOR

22 Substitutes
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  • DYTOR 20 MG TABLET
    (15 tablets in strip)
    Cipla Ltd
    Rs. 6.97/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 104.50
    pay 17% more per tablet
  • TIDE 20MG TABLET
    (10 tablets in strip)
    Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    Rs. 6.80/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 68
    pay 15% more per tablet
  • RETORLIX 20 MG TABLET
    (10 tablet in strip)
    Lupin Ltd
    Rs. 6.40/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 64
    pay 8% more per tablet
  • TORGET 20 MG TABLET
    (10 tablets in strip)
    Zydus Cadila
    Rs. 6.83/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 68.30
    pay 15% more per tablet
  • TORSINEX 20 MG TABLET
    (10 tablets in strip)
    Micro Labs Ltd
    Rs. 7/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 70
    pay 18% more per tablet

Top Cardiologists

  • Dr. Rajneesh Kapoor
    MBBS, MD, DNB
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    MBBS, MD, DM, DNB, Fellowship
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  • Dr. Monik Mehta
    MBBS, MD, DM, Fellowship
    4.5
  • Dr. Tapan Ghose
    MBBS, DNB, MD, DNB, Fellowship, Fellowship
    4.5

Expert advice for TOR

  • Inform your doctor about the other medications that you are taking, especially if they are drugs for controlling blood pressure or diabetes, or if you are taking corticosteroids.
  • Continue taking the medicine even if you start feeling well. Do not stop taking the drug without consulting your doctor.
  • Check your blood pressure one week after starting the drug and consult your doctor if it has not improved.
  • Do not take torasemide if you are allergic to it or to drugs of the sulfonylurea class used to treat diabetes (e.g. glibenclamide, glipizide).
  • Avoid becoming overheated or dehydrated during exercise and in hot weather.
  • Consult your doctor before taking this drug if you are pregnant or breast feeding.

Frequently asked questions for TOR

Torasemide

Q.What is Dytor and what is it used for?
Dytor (Torasemide) is a drug from “Loop diuretic” class which is used to manage high blood pressure, swelling in the body (edema), especially in liver, kidney or heart failure

Q.Is torasemide safe?
Torasemide is a relatively safe drug if used in prescribed dose and for prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q.Does torasemide have any serious side effects?
Torasemide is known to cause liver toxicity and increase in blood urea, creatinine and cholesterol values in rare cases.

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Content on this page was last updated on 03 June, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)