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Demadex

Demadex

INDICATIONS

DEMADEX is indicated for the treatment of edema associated with congestive heart failure, renal disease, or hepatic disease. Use of torsemide has been found to be effective for the treatment of edema associated with chronic renal failure. Chronic use of any diuretic in hepatic disease has not been studied in adequate and well-controlled trials.

DEMADEX is indicated for the treatment of hypertension alone or in combination with other antihypertensive agents.

DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION

General

DEMADEX tablets may be given at any time in relation to a meal, as convenient. Special dosage adjustment in the elderly is not necessary.

Congestive Heart Failure

The usual initial dose is 10 mg or 20 mg of once-daily oral DEMADEX. If the diuretic response is inadequate, the dose should be titrated upward by approximately doubling until the desired diuretic response is obtained. Single doses higher than 200 mg have not been adequately studied.

Chronic Renal Failure

The usual initial dose of DEMADEX is 20 mg of once-daily oral DEMADEX. If the diuretic response is inadequate, the dose should be titrated upward by approximately doubling until the desired diuretic response is obtained. Single doses higher than 200 mg have not been adequately studied.

Hepatic Cirrhosis

The usual initial dose is 5 mg or 10 mg of once-daily oral DEMADEX, administered together with an aldosterone antagonist or a potassium-sparing diuretic. If the diuretic response is inadequate, the dose should be titrated upward by approximately doubling until the desired diuretic response is obtained. Single doses higher than 40 mg have not been adequately studied.

Chronic use of any diuretic in hepatic disease has not been studied in adequate and well- controlled trials.

Hypertension

The usual initial dose is 5 mg once daily. If the 5 mg dose does not provide adequate reduction in blood pressure within 4 to 6 weeks, the dose may be increased to 10 mg once daily. If the response to 10 mg is insufficient, an additional antihypertensive agent should be added to the treatment regimen.

HOW SUPPLIED

DEMADEX for oral administration is available as white, scored tablets containing 5 mg, 10 mg, 20 mg, or 100 mg of torsemide. The tablets are supplied in bottles of 100 as follows:

Dose Shape Bottle
5 mg elliptical NDC 0037-5005-01
10 mg elliptical NDC 0037-5010-01
20 mg elliptical NDC 0037-5020-01
100 mg capsule shaped NDC 0037-5001-01

Each tablet is debossed on the scored side with the logo BM and 102, 103, 104, or 105 (for 5 mg, 10 mg, 20 mg, or 100 mg, respectively). On the opposite side, the tablet is debossed with 5, 10, 20, or 100 to indicate the dose.

Storage

Store at 15° to 30°C (59° to 86°F).

Manufactured By: Roche Farma S.A., Leganes, Spain. For: Meda Pharmaceuticals, Meda Pharmaceuticals Inc. Somerset, NJ 08873-4120. Rev. 08/12

Last reviewed on RxList: 8/27/2012
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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