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Bumex Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is bumetanide (Bumex)?
- What are the possible side effects of bumetanide
- What is the most important information I should know about bumetanide (Bumex)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking bumetanide (Bumex)?
- How should I take bumetanide (Bumex)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Bumex)?
- What happens if I overdose (Bumex)?
- What should I avoid while taking bumetanide (Bumex)?
- What other drugs will affect bumetanide (Bumex)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Bumex)?
Bumetanide is sometimes used only once, so you may not be on a dosing schedule. If you are using the medication regularly, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Bumex)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include extreme dizziness or weakness, confusion, loss of appetite, stomach cramps, and vomiting.
What should I avoid while taking bumetanide (Bumex)?
Avoid becoming dehydrated. Follow your doctor's instructions about the type and amount of liquids you should drink while you are taking bumetanide.
What other drugs will affect bumetanide (Bumex)?
Although bumetanide is used in people with kidney disease, this medication can harm the kidneys if your condition gets worse. This effect is increased when you also use other medicines harmful to the kidneys (including some over-the-counter medicines). You may need dose adjustments or special tests if you have recently used:
- medicines to treat a bowel disorder;
- medication to prevent organ transplant rejection;
- antiviral medications;
- pain or arthritis medicines; or
- any injected antibiotics.
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- lithium (Lithobid);
- digoxin (Lanoxin);
- probenecid (Benemid);
- indomethacin or other NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) such as aspirin, ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil), diclofenac (Cataflam, Voltaren), etodolac (Lodine), meloxicam (Mobic), nabumetone (Relafen), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn), piroxicam (Feldene), and others;
- blood pressure medication; or
- any other diuretic.
This list is not complete and there are many other drugs that can interact with bumetanide. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor. Keep a list of all your medicines and show it to any healthcare provider who treats you.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about bumetanide.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Bumex Information
- Bumex Drug Interactions Center: bumetanide oral
- Bumex Side Effects Center
- Bumex Overview including Precautions
- Bumex FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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