Medicine Overview of Torkid Tablet
Torkid 100 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of oedema
and high blood pressure
. It treats oedema (fluid overload) associated with heart, liver, kidney or lung disease.
Side Effects of Torkid are Weakness, Dehydration, Decreased potassium level in blood, Increased blood uric acid, Decreased magnesium level in blood.
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Torkid 100 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Torkid 100 mg Tablet is a diuretic. It removes extra water and certain electrolytes from the body by increasing the amount of urine produced. In doing so, it causes potassium loss.
In Depth Information on Torkid Tablet
- Torkid 100 mg Tablet helps removes excess water from your body and lower blood pressure.
Take it in the morning with breakfast to avoid getting up at night to urinate.
May cause dizziness in the initial days of treatment.
Monitor your blood pressure after starting Torkid 100 mg Tablet, and notify your doctor if it hasn't gone down.
- Notify your doctor if you experience dizziness, tiredness, or muscle weakness that doesn't go away.
- Take potassium supplements or potassium-rich diet (banana, spinach, coconut water etc) as Torkid 100 mg Tablet can decrease your potassium levels and lead to dehydration.
- Requires routine blood tests to monitor your kidney function.
Torkid Tablet related warnings
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.
Torkid 100 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.
Torkid 100 mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Torkid 100 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Torkid 100 mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Torkid 100 mg Tablet is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have any kidney disease as the use of Torkid 100 mg Tablet should be avoided in case you are unable to pass urine or the kidney damage is due to some medicines.
Torkid 100 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Torkid 100 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
If you miss a dose of Torkid 100 mg Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
Frequently asked questions about Torkid Tablet
Q. Can Torkid cause gout?
Yes, Torkid 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 Torkid is contraindicated in patients with gout.
Q. Does Torkid raise your blood sugar levels?
Torkid 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 Torkid.
Q. Can I use Torkid with spironolactone?
Torkid can be taken with spironolactone. When used together the diuretic effect gets added along with maintaining the blood potassium levels. Torkid 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 Torkid cause diarrhea?
Diarrhea is a common side effect of Torkid. Other commonly seen gastrointestinal side effects are the loss of appetite, upper abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and constipation.
Q. Can I take Torkid with allopurinol?
Torkid can be taken with allopurinol. Torkid can increase uric acid levels and allopurinol lowers uric acid levels. So, allopurinol is given to decrease the hyperuricemic effects of Torkid. 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 Torkid in sulfa allergy?
No, Torkid should not be used if you have a history of sulfa allergy or to sulfonamide group of anti-diabetic drugs.
Q. Is Torkid used for weight loss?
Torkid 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 Torkid cause electrolyte abnormalities?
Yes, Torkid 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 while you are taking this medicine.
Q. Is Torkid safe to use?
Torkid is a safe drug if used in prescribed dose and for prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Does Torkid cause hair loss?
Torkid is not known to cause hair loss. Consult your doctor if you have hair loss while you are taking Torkid.
Q. Can Torkid cause kidney failure?
No, Torkid 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 Torkid with prednisone?
Torkid 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 Torkid with metolazone?
Both Torkid 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 Torkid have any serious side effects?
Serious side effects reported with the use of Torkid 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 Torkid useful in the treatment of heart failure?
Yes, Torkid 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.
Q. Can Torkid lower potassium levels?
Torkid can cause dehydration and lower the levels of electrolytes like potassium in your body. You can take potassium supplements or diet rich in potassium (banana, spinach, coconut water etc.) while you are taking this medicine after consulting with your doctor.
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