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.
Questions Related to Torkid
which drugs are not contraindicate for reducing oedema during pregnancy?hydrochlorthiazide is safe during pregnancy 3rd timestarif it is not safe then please inform the drugs are can be given for reducing periankle oedema.
Dr. Suman Rao
First get your BP checked, your liver function and kidney function done. If they are normal then there is no need to worry about oedema. It's normal to have oedema during pregnancy provided all the tests are fine
Normally Delivered a 4.5kg baby on 8th September. Having sever bilateral edema on legs. Blood transfusion was done on 9th September bcoz of 6.5gm Hb. Now having distended abdomen (may b because of enlarged uterus) and burning micturition and persistent bilateral edema. Sometimes Hematuria also occurs. What to do now.
Dr. Suman Rao
Get your urine routine and culture sensitivity done to rule out infection. Get an ultrasound done to rule out any collection in the abdominal cavity. The oedema could've because of anemia as your HB was 6.5 or it could be because of redistribution of fluid after delivery. Wait for some time ( a week) and see if it's getting better otherwise consult a physician.
Pitting oedema since 10 days Unilateral right leg Above ankle to below knee joint Aggravated with rest Relieved with walking/ work No H/o Fever No h/o Homans sign No h/o redness No h/o pigmentation no h/o dialted veins No h/o pain Urine output normal LFT normal RFT normal RBS 89 No h/o Hypertension
Dr. Waseem Mirza
Hello, greetings from 1mg.com Edema in lower limbs can be caused by involvement of any system like kidneys, heart, liver etc Since u r saying patient is normotensive, lft n kft are normal so you have to rule out cardiac causes get a ecg n echo done after consulting with ur physician before that it is imp to look for local causes since history says 10 days back patient was normal Moreover, if all systems are found normal then nothing to worry Jus take adequate rest, keep pillows below ur ankle while sleeping or elevate foot end of ur bed(dont do it if u have heart problem) Dont sit idle with legs in dependent position for long time
High blood pressure and diabetes
Dr. Pushkar Mani
just telling high BP and sugar wil not help in giving u medicinetell the details since when u have diabetes and hypertensionwhat medicine u taking for bothand also do following blood testHba1c, Blood sugar ( fasting & PP), Urine routine, CBC, ESR, Lipid profile, Thyroid profile, Serum creatinine, BUN, eGFR, AST & ALT
How to maintain high blood pressure?What type of restrictions in High blood pressure?
Dr. Saurabh Arora
Avoid fried food and extra salts and regular exercise
What precautions taken to control High blood pressure
Dr. Ravi Shankar M.
Walking, reduce stress, Reduce stress levels, and Tab Siledin 1-0-1 after food for one motnhs
What is the best cure for high blood pressureB P 160/90
Dr. Waseem Mirza
Hello, greetings from 1mg.com You need medications Kindly consult nearby physician for examination and proper managementTake salt restricted diet Avoid fatty foods Exercise daily, walk for 1 km
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.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
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