Q. Does Torsid 10 Tablet raise blood sugar?
Yes, Torsid 10 Tablet may raise blood sugar levels causing hyperglycemia. Hence, it is important to keep a track of your blood glucose levels during treatment with Torsid 10 Tablet.
Q. What are the side effects of Torsid 10 Tablet?
The common side effects of Torsid 10 Tablet include headache, dizziness, dehydration, constipation, decreased blood pressure and stomach upset. Some of the serious side effects of Torsid 10 Tablet 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 Torsid 10 Tablet increase creatinine?
Yes, Torsid 10 Tablet 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 Torsid 10 Tablet cause loss of potassium?
Torsid 10 Tablet 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 Torsid 10 Tablet?
Do not stop taking Torsid 10 Tablet 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 Torsid 10 Tablet be taken?
Take Torsid 10 Tablet exactly as advised by your doctor. Generally, it is recommended to take Torsid 10 Tablet once daily preferably at the same time each day. Torsid 10 Tablet is known to cause excess urination, and hence it is advised to take it in the morning.
Q. Is Torsid 10 Tablet stronger than furosemide?
Both Torsid 10 Tablet and furosemide are almost similar in terms of safety and effectiveness. The only difference is that Torsid 10 Tablet 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 Torsid 10 Tablet to show its effects?
Torsid 10 Tablet starts acting within an hour of taking it orally and its effect lasts for about 6-8 hours when given orally.