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Tormis 10mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Tormis 10mg Tablet belongs to a group of medicines called diuretics or water tablets. It is used to reduce the swelling (edema) caused by too much water in the body in people who have heart failure, liver disease or kidney disease. This medicine is also used to treat high blood pressure.

Tormis 10mg Tablet helps your body get rid of extra water and salt through urine. It may be used alone or in combination with other medicines as per the dose advised by your doctor. It can be taken with or without food and should be taken at the same time each day. It is best to avoid taking this medicine within 4 hours of your bedtime to prevent having to get up at night to urinate.

It is important to continue taking this medication even if you feel well. If you stop taking it without consulting your doctor, your condition may worsen. Lifestyle changes like reducing stress, restricting salt intake and stopping smoking may help this medicine work better.

Common side effects of this medicine include headache, dizziness, dehydration, decreased blood pressure and stomach upset. These are usually mild and disappear after a short time. Consult your doctor if they bother you or do not go away.

Before taking this medicine, let your doctor know if you have any liver problems. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor before taking it. Regular monitoring of kidney function tests and electrolyte levels is important while using this medicine. It may reduce the potassium level in your blood so your doctor may ask you to add potassium-rich foods to your diet (such as bananas, coconut water, etc.) or prescribe supplements.

Side effects of Tormis Tablet

Common
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Dehydration
  • Constipation
  • Decreased blood pressure
  • Upset stomach

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Headache
    Make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Rest in a quiet, dimly lit room. Do not sleep more than you normally would. Do not strain your eyes (for example by looking at a screen). Do not drink alcohol. Headaches are usually temporary and usually go away with time. But, if they last longer or get worse, ask your doctor to recommend a painkiller.
  • Coping with Dizziness
    This is usually short-lived and should go away within a few days. If this happens, stop what you are doing and sit or lie down until you feel better. Lying still in a dark, quiet room may help reduce the spinning feeling. Sleep with your head slightly raised on two or more pillows. Get up slowly from a lying or sitting position. Get plenty of rest and try to relax as being anxious can make it worse. Try taking this medicine at bedtime to reduce the symptoms. Drinking plenty of water and ginger tea may also help. Avoid alcohol, caffeine and smoking as it will make you feel worse. Avoid driving or using tools or machinery until you feel better.
  • Coping with Dehydration
    Make sure you drink enough fluids (not alcohol or coffee). Cooled or iced liquids may go down more easily. Eat moist food such as fruits, vegetables and soups. Use a moisturizing cream on your skin and a lubricating lip balm if your lips are dry.
  • Coping with Constipation
    Try to eat foods which are high in fiber such as fresh fruits, vegetables and cereals to increase the bulk and consistency of bowel movements. Drink plenty of water or non-alcoholic drinks and stay hydrated to promote healthy digestion. Increasing physical activities such as walking, yoga and regular exercise can also be helpful. If your condition does not improve, you can ask your doctor to prescribe you laxative medicine.
  • Coping with Decreased blood pressure
    Get up slowly from a sitting or lying position. Try to avoid changing positions suddenly even in general. Try crossing your legs when you are sitting and wearing compression stockings. Drink plenty of water and try eating smaller, more frequent meals. Although salt is not good for everyone (and bad for some people), if you have low blood pressure increasing your intake of salt (sodium) can raise your blood pressure. Cut down the amount of alcohol you drink. If your blood pressure becomes very low, you should talk to your doctor.
  • Coping with Upset stomach
    Try taking your medicine with a meal or snack, or shortly after eating. It might help to eat smaller and more frequent meals, and to eat and drink slowly. Avoid foods which can irritate your stomach such as carbonated soft drinks, caffeine, fatty and spicy foods, mints and citrus fruits. Quit smoking and alcohol because they increase the symptoms. Do not eat for 3 or 4 hours before going to bed. Try raising the head of your bed at night or use extra pillows. Ask your doctor or pharmacist about medicines that may help, such as antacids, if your condition does not improve.

How to use Tormis 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. Tormis 10mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Tormis Tablet works

Tormis 10mg Tablet is a diuretic. It removes extra water and certain electrolytes from the body by increasing the amount of urine produced.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Tormis 10mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Tormis 10mg Tablet is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Tormis 10mg Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Tormis 10mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Tormis 10mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Tormis 10mg Tablet is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have any kidney disease as the use of Tormis 10mg Tablet should be avoided in case you are unable to pass urine or the kidney damage is due to some medicines.
Liver
CAUTION
Tormis 10mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Tormis 10mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Tormis Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Tormis 10mg 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.

Alternate Brands

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Quick Tips

  • Take it in the morning with breakfast to avoid getting up at night to urinate.
  • Monitor your blood pressure after starting Tormis 10mg Tablet, and notify your doctor if it does not lower down.
  • Consult your doctor if you experience dizziness, tiredness, or muscle weakness that does not go away.
  • Take potassium supplements or potassium-rich diet (banana, spinach, coconut water, etc.) as Tormis 10mg Tablet can decrease your potassium levels and lead to dehydration.
  • You may be asked to get regular blood tests done to monitor your kidney function.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Tormis with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

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Suffering from high blood pressure. Current blood pressure is 180/100
Dr. Sfurti Mann
Internal Medicine
Take tab amlodipine 10mg dailyMonitor BP get KFT LFT ECG echo FBS PPBS lipid profile urine r/m & eye test for hypertensive retinopathy
I am a patient of hypertension
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Psychiatry
Hypertension is clinal condition of high blood pressure. Please see a physician.
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FAQs

Q. Does Tormis raise blood sugar?

Yes, Tormis may raise blood sugar levels causing hyperglycemia. Hence, it is important to keep a track of your blood glucose levels during treatment with Tormis.

Q. What are the side effects of Tormis?

The common side effects of Tormis include headache, dizziness, dehydration, constipation, decreased blood pressure and stomach upset. Some of the serious side effects of Tormis include dehydration and electrolyte imbalance, rapid or excessive weight loss, vomiting blood, chest pain, difficulty breathing or swallowing, blisters or peeling skin, hives, rash, and itching. Consult your doctor immediately if you notice any such symptoms.

Q. Does Tormis increase creatinine?

Yes, Tormis may cause a mild increase in creatinine values depending on the dose you are taking. These increased creatinine levels may increase slightly more when this medicine is used for long term. However, with discontinuation of the treatment, these levels return to their base value.

Q. Does Tormis cause loss of potassium?

Tormis may not cause direct potassium loss. But, in some cases, its use may cause excess loss of water which may lead to dehydration. This, as a result, may cause loss of potassium, sodium, calcium and magnesium.

Q. Can I stop taking Tormis?

Do not stop taking Tormis without talking to your doctor. Stopping the medicine may not overshoot your blood pressure levels but may make your condition as it was before treatment. Therefore, discuss this with your doctor who will advise you to change the medicine or the dosage as per your requirement.

Q. How should Tormis be taken?

Take Tormis exactly as advised by your doctor. Generally, it is recommended to take Tormis once daily preferably at the same time each day. Tormis is known to cause excess urination, and hence it is advised to take it in the morning or 3-4 hours before going to bed.

Q. Is Tormis stronger than furosemide?

Both Tormis and furosemide are almost similar in terms of safety and effectiveness. The only difference is that Tormis has a longer duration of action in comparison to furosemide but the effect of both starts within an hour of intake.

Q. How long does it take for Tormis to show its effects?

Tormis starts acting within an hour of taking it orally and its effect lasts for about 6-8 hours when given orally.

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