TORSEMIDE: Uses, Dosage, Side effects, Composition & more - Zoylo
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TORSEMIDE: Uses, Dosage, Side effects, Composition & more - Zoylo

INFORMATION ABOUT TORSEMIDE

TORSEMIDE uses

TORSEMIDE belongs to a group of medicines called diuretics. TORSEMIDE is used in treatment of high blood pressure and oedema (fluid retention) caused by heart failure.

Common side-effects

• Headache
• Dizziness
• Weakness
• Drowsiness
• Loss of appetite
• Confusion

It is not necessary for all people to experience the above side-effects.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR TORSEMIDE

• Take TORSEMIDE irrespective of meals and at the same time daily for best results. Take TORSEMIDE only when prescribed by a doctor.
• TORSEMIDE is not recommended for children under 12 years of age.
• Avoid taking TORSEMIDE if you are allergic to sulphonylureas, if you have severe kidney or liver problems, if you suffer from low blood pressure, if you are pregnant or breast-feeding, if you are taking cephalosporin or aminoglycoside antibiotic, if have developed kidney problems due to taking medicines which cause kidney damage. Do not TORSEMIDE if any of the above applies to you.
• Take TORSEMIDE with precaution if you suffer from diabetes, if you suffer from gout, if you have low sodium and/or potassium levels in your blood, if have hypovolaemia, if have any problems passing urine, if you have an abnormal heart beat. Always, keep checking with your doctor while you are on TORSEMIDE if you have any of the above condition.
• Seek medical help immediately if you experience any allergic reactions like swelling of the lips, face or neck leading to severe difficulty in breathing, skin rash or nettle rash.
• Drive only if you are mentally alert and physically stable after consuming TORSEMIDE.
• Always keep your doctor informed about the ongoing medication or the ones which you have taken in the past, including over-the-counter medicines and herbal medicines.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q. How does TORSEMIDE work? A. TORSEMIDE belongs to a class of medicines known as diuretics or water pills. TORSEMIDE works by helping the kidney to excrete more water and electrolytes, including sodium chloride, which helps in removing excess fluid, relieving edema. This mechanism also lowers the blood pressure.
Q. Can I stop TORSEMIDE on my own? A. No, please do not suddenly stop taking TORSEMIDE without consulting your doctor even if your blood pressure levels have become normal. Complete TORSEMIDE full course as prescribed by your doctor.
Q. Can I take TORSEMIDE with antibiotics? A. No, you are advised not take TORSEMIDE with antibiotics like cephalosporin or aminoglycoside. However, if you are already taking please inform to your doctor before starting TORSEMIDE. 
Q. Can I take TORSEMIDE with other blood pressure medications or diuretics? A. No, you are advised not to take other blood pressure medication or diuretics like amiloride, digitalis, captopril, digitalis along with TORSEMIDE. Taking both medication at same time worsens your blood pressure and also creates problems to your heart. Please, keep informed to your doctor about your ongoing medications.
Q. Does TORSEMIDE cause numbness? A. Yes, TORSEMIDE may cause numbness in arms, legs, hands or feet. You may experience pins and needles sensation in your arms, legs, hands or feet. However, this side effect reported in only few people taking TORSEMIDE. If you experience frequent episodes of numbness, then you should speak with your doctor.
Q. Can I take TORSEMIDE with diabetes medication? A. No, TORSEMIDE may decrease the effectiveness of the diabetic medication if taken at same time. You are advised to speak with your doctor before taking TORSEMIDE if you are on diabetic medication. He/she may advise you to maintain a gap between both medication or prescribe you other medication which is probably Safe while taking diabetic medication.

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