Information about Torasemide

Torasemide Uses

Torasemide is used in the treatment of Hypertension (high blood pressure) and Edema. It treats oedema (fluid overload) associated with heart, liver, kidney or lung disease.

How Torasemide works

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

Common side effects of Torasemide

Headache, Dizziness, Polyuria
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Expert advice for Torasemide

  • Take it in the morning with breakfast to avoid getting up at night to urinate.
  • Monitor your blood pressure after starting Torasemide, 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 Torasemide can decrease your potassium levels and lead to dehydration.
  • You may be asked to get regular blood tests done to monitor your kidney function.

Frequently asked questions for Torasemide


Q. Does Torasemide raise blood sugar?

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

Q. What are the side effects of Torasemide?

The common side effects of Torasemide include headache, dizziness, dehydration, constipation, decreased blood pressure and stomach upset. Some of the serious side effects of Torasemide 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 Torasemide increase creatinine?

Yes, Torasemide 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 Torasemide cause loss of potassium?

Torasemide 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. My blood pressure is controlled now. Can I stop taking Torasemide?

Do not stop taking Torasemide 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 long does it take for Torasemide to show its effects?

Torasemide starts acting within an hour of taking it orally. However, this medicine may start acting within 10 minutes if given intravenously. The effect lasts for about 6-8 hours both orally and intravenously.

Q. How should Torasemide be taken?

Take Torasemide exactly as advised by your doctor. Generally, it is recommended to take Torasemide once daily preferably at the same time each day. Torasemide is known to cause excess urination, and hence it is advised to take it in the morning.

Q. Is Torasemide stronger than Furosemide?

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


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