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Torsikind 10 Tablet

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Overview

Introduction

Torsikind 10 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.

Torsikind 10 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 Torsikind Tablet

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

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

How Torsikind Tablet works

Torsikind 10 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 Torsikind 10 Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Torsikind 10 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
Torsikind 10 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
Torsikind 10 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
Torsikind 10 Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Torsikind 10 Tablet is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have any kidney disease as the use of Torsikind 10 Tablet should be avoided in case you are unable to pass urine or the kidney damage is due to some medicines.
Liver
CAUTION
Torsikind 10 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Torsikind 10 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Torsikind Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Torsikind 10 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 Torsikind 10 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 Torsikind 10 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 Torsikind 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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Hypertension is clinal condition of high blood pressure. Please see a physician.
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Hypertension is clinically high blood pressure. Persistent high arterial blood pressure above 120/80 mm HG is termed as pre-hypertension or hypertension, but the point to be emphasized is that this rise in blood pressure is persistent. Transient increase in BP occurs in stress and anxiety and needs to be treated accordingly.
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FAQs

Q. Does Torsikind raise blood sugar?

Yes, Torsikind may raise blood sugar levels causing hyperglycemia. Hence, blood glucose levels should be regularly checked during treatment with Torsikind.

Q. What are the side effects of Torsikind?

The common side effects of Torsikind include headache, dizziness, dehydration, constipation, decreased blood presssure and stomach upset. While, the serious side effects of Torsikind include dehydration and electrolyte imbalance, rapid, excessive weight loss, vomiting blood, chest pain, difficulty breathing or swallowing, blisters or peeling skin, hives, rash, and itching.

Q. Does Torsikind increase creatinine?

Yes, Torsikind 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 Torsikind cause loss of potassium?

Torsikind 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 Torsikind?

Do not stop taking Torsikind 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 Torsikind be taken?

Take Torsikind exactly as advised by your doctor. Generally, it is recommended to take Torsikind once daily preferably at the same time each day. Torsikind 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 Torsikind stronger than furosemide?

Both Torsikind and furosemide are almost similar in terms of safety and effectiveness. The only difference is that Torsikind 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 Torsikind to show its effects?

Torsikind 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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