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Torlactone 20mg Tablet

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Primary uses of Torlactone 20mg Tablet

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Medicine Overview of Torlactone Tablet

Uses of Torlactone Tablet

Torlactone 20mg Tablet is used in the treatment of oedema.

Torlactone Tablet side effects


Side Effects of Torlactone are Dehydration, Decreased magnesium level in blood, Decreased sodium level in blood, Increased blood uric acid, Breast enlargement in male, Decreased calcium level in blood.

How to use Torlactone Tablet

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. Torlactone 20mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Torlactone Tablet works

Torlactone 20mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Spironolactone and Torasemide. Spironolactone and torasemide. They act on different parts of your kidney to get remove extra water and certain electrolytes, while maintaining the potassium balance in your body.

In Depth Information on Torlactone Tablet

Torlactone Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Torlactone Tablet
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.
Torlactone 20mg 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.
Torlactone 20mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Torlactone 20mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Torlactone 20mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Torlactone 20mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Torlactone 20mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Torlactone 20mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Torlactone 20mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Torlactone Tablet

Frequently asked questions about Torlactone Tablet

Q. Can the use of Torlactone cause dizziness?
Yes, the use of Torlactone can cause dizziness (feeling faint, weak, unsteady or lightheaded) in some patients. If you feel dizzy or lightheaded, stop what you are doing and sit or lie down for sometime or until you feel better and do not drive or use any machines.
Q. Can the use of Torlactone cause gout?
Yes, Torlactone can cause gout. Torlactone contains torasemide which can increase the blood uric acid levels by increasing its absorption from the kidneys. Increased uric acid levels can cause a gout attack. Inform your doctor if you have hyperuricemia or a history of gout before taking this medicine. Use of Torlactone should be avoided in patients with gout.
Q. Can the use of Torlactone cause dehydration (excessive loss of fluid)?
Yes, the use of Torlactone can cause dehydration (excessive loss of fluid). The patient may experience dryness of the mouth, thirst, drowsiness, restlessness, muscle pain, weakness, tiredness, fall in blood pressure (hypotension), decreased urination (oliguria), increased heart rate (tachycardia), nausea and vomiting. Inform your doctor if you experience persistent problems while taking this medicine.
Q. Can the use of Torlactone cause hyperkalemia (increased potassium levels)?
Yes, Torlactone can cause hyperkalemia (increased potassium levels). This occurs more commonly in patients with underlying kidney disease or in patients taking excessive potassium in their diet. High potassium levels can cause heart problems, which may be fatal. It is very important to get electrolytes and kidney function tests done on a regular basis while you are taking this medicine.
Q. What are the contraindications to the use of Torlactone?
The use of Torlactone should be avoided in patients with hypersensitivity to torasemide, or sulfonylureas or spironolactone or any other ingredient of the product. The use of this medicine should also be avoided in patients with anuria, acute renal insufficiency, hepatic coma, and pre-coma, low blood pressure (hypotension), cardiac arrhythmias, patients taking aminoglycosides or cephalosporins, kidney dysfunction due to drugs which cause renal damage, patients with high potassium levels (hyperkalemia), Addison's disease and in children with moderate to severe renal impairment
Q. Does Torlactone expire?
Yes, Torlactone does expire. The expiry date is written on the pack of the medicine and it refers to the last day of the month mentioned. Do not use Torlactone after the expiry date.
Q. What is Torlactone?
Torlactone is a fixed-dose combination of torasemide which is a loop diuretic and spironolactone which is an antagonist of aldosterone. Both are diuretics and they help to remove excess fluid from the body. The use of this combination is advised in patients of congestive heart failure (heart failure leading to fluid accumulation in the lung and rest of the body), nephrotic syndrome (a kidney disorder), liver cirrhosis with fluid retention (edema) and swelling of the abdomen (ascites).
Q. Is it safe to use Torlactone?
Yes, Torlactone is safe to use in most of the patients. However, in some patients it may cause common side effects like dizziness, dehydration, decreased sodium level in blood, breast enlargement in male, decreased magnesium level in blood, decreased calcium level in blood, increased blood uric acid. Inform your doctor if you experience any persistent problem while taking this medicine.

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