Torsinol 5mg Tablet

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Knoll Pharmaceuticals Ltd

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Medicine Overview of Torsinol Tablet

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Uses of Torsinol Tablet

Torsinol 5mg Tablet is used in the treatment of hypertension
It is also used to relieve fluid overload (edema) associated with heart, liver, kidney or lung disease.
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Side effects of Torsinol Tablet

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Dehydration, Decreased potassium level in blood, Decreased magnesium level in blood, Increased blood uric acid, Hearing loss.

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How to use Torsinol 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. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Torsinol 5mg Tablet at a fixed time.

How Torsinol Tablet works

Torsinol 5mg tablet is a diuretic. It acts on kidneys and removes excess water and certain electrolytes from the body through urine.

In Depth Information on Torsinol Tablet

Expert advice for Torsinol Tablet

  • Inform your doctor if you have dizziness, fatigue, or muscle weakness that stays for a long time.
  • Torsinol can cause dehydration and lower blood potassium levels. Take potassium supplements or diet rich in potassium (banana, spinach, coconut water etc.) as Torsinol may cause potassium deficiency.
  • Get kidney function tests, blood electrolyte, glucose, uric acid and lipid levels on a regular basis.
  • Before taking Torsinol, inform your doctor if you have
    • Allergy to Torsinol or to sulfonylureas which are used to treat diabetes (e.g. glibenclamide, glipizide)
    • Diabetes mellitus, as Torsinol can increase your sugar levels
     
  • Torsinol starts to work in half an hour.
  • Avoid taking Torsinol at bedtime as it makes you urinate frequently. Take it at least four hours before going to bed.
  • Torsinol can cause low blood pressure and you may feel dizzy for first few days. 
    • Do not stand up suddenly from a sitting or lying position, you may fall. 
    • Avoid driving or use of any machines that requires you to be alert.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Torsinol 5mg Tablet
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Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking Torsamide with alcohol may have additive effects in l
owering your blood pressure. You may experience headache, dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, and/or changes in pulse or heart rate.
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Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Torsinol 5mg 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.
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Lactation
Torsinol 5mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactatio
n. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
Torsinol 5mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired,
or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
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Kidney
SAFE
Torsinol 5mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Torsinol 5mg Tablet is recommended.

However, inform your doctor if you have any kidney disease as the use of Torsinol 5mg Tablet should be avoided in case you are unable to pass urine or the kidney damage is due to some medicines.
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Liver
CAUTION
Torsinol 5mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients
with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Torsinol 5mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Calcigard 5mg Capsule, Prazopill XL 5mg Tablet, Contiflo Icon 0.4mg Tablet, Minipress XL 5mg Tablet

Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Torasemide, 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.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Torsinol 5mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Torasemide

Yes, Torsinol 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 Torsinol is contraindicated in patients with gout.
Q. How is Torsinol different from furosemide?
Both Torsinol and furosemide are loop diuretics and are used to treat high blood pressure and edema caused by underlying liver, kidney or lung diseases but Furosemide is also used in the treatment of hypercalcemia (high calcium levels in the blood). However, Torsinol works for a long time and is safe to use in patients with renal failure as compared to furosemide.
Torsinol 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 Torsinol.
Q. How is Torsinol different from chlorthalidone?
Both Torsinol and chlorthalidone are diuretics, however, they belong to different groups and act on different parts of the kidney. Chlorthalidone is less potent than Torsinol but has a better blood pressure lowering effect. Chlorthalidone increases calcium levels while Torsinol decreases calcium levels but both lower the blood potassium levels (hypokalemia).
Q. Can I use Torsinol with spironolactone?
Torsinol can be taken with spironolactone. When used together the diuretic effect gets added along with maintaining the blood potassium levels. Torsinol 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.
Diarrhea is a common side effect of Torsinol. Other commonly seen gastrointestinal side effects are the loss of appetite, upper abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and constipation.
Q. Can I take Torsinol with allopurinol?
Torsinol can be taken with allopurinol. Torsinol can increase uric acid levels and allopurinol lowers uric acid levels. So, allopurinol is given to decrease the hyperuricemic effects of Torsinol. However, allopurinol is not safe in patients with renal failure, so may need to be replaced with another similar medicine like febuxostat.
No, Torsinol should not be used if you have a history of sulfa allergy or to sulfonamide group of anti-diabetic drugs.
Torsinol 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.
Yes, Torsinol 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.
Torsinol is a safe drug if used in prescribed dose and for prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Torsinol is not known to cause hair loss. Consult your doctor if you have hair loss while you are taking Torsinol.
No, Torsinol 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 Torsinol with prednisone?
Torsinol 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 Torsinol with metolazone?
Both Torsinol 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.
Serious side effects reported with the use of Torsinol are atrial fibrillation, ventricular tachycardia, chest pain, diarrhea, digitalis intoxication, gastrointestinal hemorrhage, hyperglycemia, hyperuricemia, hypokalemia, hypotension, hypovolemia, shunt thrombosis, rash, rectal bleeding, and syncope.
Yes, Torsinol 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.
Torsinol 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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