Torsemi 20 mg Tablet

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Overview

Uses of Torsemi Tablet
Torsemi 20 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.
Torsemi Tablet side effects
Common
  • Weakness
  • Dehydration
  • Decreased potassium level in blood
  • Increased blood uric acid
  • Decreased magnesium level in blood
How to use Torsemi 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. Torsemi 20 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
How Torsemi Tablet works
Torsemi 20 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.
Torsemi Tablet related warnings
Alcohol
CAUTION
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.
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Torsemi 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.
Lactation
Torsemi 20 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.
Driving
Torsemi 20 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
SAFE
Torsemi 20 mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Torsemi 20 mg Tablet is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have any kidney disease as the use of Torsemi 20 mg Tablet should be avoided in case you are unable to pass urine or the kidney damage is due to some medicines.
Liver
CAUTION
Torsemi 20 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Torsemi 20 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
What if you miss a dose of Torsemi Tablet?
If you miss a dose of Torsemi 20 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.

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Expert Advice

  • Torsemi 20 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 Torsemi 20 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 Torsemi 20 mg Tablet can decrease your potassium levels and lead to dehydration.
  • Requires routine blood tests to monitor your kidney function.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Torsemi with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Bactob, Torvis, Tojawa
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Mikasun, Vizocin, Amricin
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Begenta, Indogenta, Spagen
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Samwell
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Cilniright, Torcillin, D Blok
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Topram, Rigapril
MODERATE
Brand(s): Tamocas
MODERATE
Brand(s): Losin, Tosar, Closarten
MODERATE
Brand(s): Ontel, Telbind, Caditel
MODERATE
Brand(s): Olmirose
MODERATE

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Torsemi

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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
Gynaecologist
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
Gynaecologist
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.
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FAQs

Q. Can Torsemi cause gout?
Yes, Torsemi 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 Torsemi is contraindicated in patients with gout.
Q. Does Torsemi raise your blood sugar levels?
Torsemi 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 Torsemi.
Q. Can I use Torsemi with spironolactone?
Torsemi can be taken with spironolactone. When used together the diuretic effect gets added along with maintaining the blood potassium levels. Torsemi 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 Torsemi cause diarrhea?
Diarrhea is a common side effect of Torsemi. Other commonly seen gastrointestinal side effects are the loss of appetite, upper abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and constipation.
Q. Can I take Torsemi with allopurinol?
Torsemi can be taken with allopurinol. Torsemi can increase uric acid levels and allopurinol lowers uric acid levels. So, allopurinol is given to decrease the hyperuricemic effects of Torsemi. 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 Torsemi in sulfa allergy?
No, Torsemi should not be used if you have a history of sulfa allergy or to sulfonamide group of anti-diabetic drugs.
Q. Is Torsemi used for weight loss?
Torsemi 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 Torsemi cause electrolyte abnormalities?
Yes, Torsemi 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 Torsemi safe to use?
Torsemi is a safe drug if used in prescribed dose and for prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Does Torsemi cause hair loss?
Torsemi is not known to cause hair loss. Consult your doctor if you have hair loss while you are taking Torsemi.
Q. Can Torsemi cause kidney failure?
No, Torsemi 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 Torsemi with prednisone?
Torsemi 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 Torsemi with metolazone?
Both Torsemi 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 Torsemi have any serious side effects?
Serious side effects reported with the use of Torsemi 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 Torsemi useful in the treatment of heart failure?
Yes, Torsemi 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 Torsemi lower potassium levels?
Torsemi 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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Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 6th Sep 2018.
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FDC LIMITED, B-8, MIDC Area, Waluj - 431 136, Dist. Aurangabad, Maharashtra
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