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torsemide (cont.)

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking torsemide (Demadex)?

You should not use this medication if you are allergic to torsemide or if you are unable to urinate

To make sure torsemide is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have any of these other conditions:

  • kidney disease;
  • cirrhosis or other liver disease; or
  • an allergy to sulfa drugs.

FDA pregnancy category B. Torsemide is not expected to harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment.

It is not known whether torsemide passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

How should I take torsemide (Demadex)?

Follow the directions on your prescription label. Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results.

Conditions that may cause very low blood pressure include: vomiting, diarrhea, heavy sweating, heart disease, dialysis, or a low salt diet. Tell your doctor if you have a prolonged illness that causes diarrhea or vomiting.

Your blood pressure will need to be checked often. You may also need regular medical tests to be sure this medication is not causing harmful effects. Visit your doctor regularly.

If you are being treated for high blood pressure, keep using this medication even if you feel well. High blood pressure often has no symptoms. You may need to use blood pressure medication for the rest of your life.

Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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