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Demadex Patient Information Including Side Effects

Brand Names: Demadex

Generic Name: torsemide (Pronunciation: TORE se mide)

What is torsemide (Demadex)?

Torsemide is a loop diuretic (water pill) that prevents your body from absorbing too much salt, allowing the salt to instead be passed in your urine.

Torsemide treats fluid retention (edema) in people with congestive heart failure, liver disease, or a kidney disorder such as nephrotic syndrome. This medication is also used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension).

Torsemide may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Demadex 10 mg

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Demadex 100 mg

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Demadex 20 mg

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Demadex 5 mg

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Torsemide 10 mg-APO

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Torsemide 10 mg-PAR

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Torsemide 10 mg-ROX

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Torsemide 10 mg-TEV

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Torsemide 100 mg-APO

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Torsemide 100 mg-PAR

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Torsemide 100 mg-TEV

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Torsemide 20 mg-APO

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Torsemide 20 mg-PAR

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Torsemide 20 mg-ROX

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Torsemide 20 mg-TEV

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Torsemide 5 mg-APO

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Torsemide 5 mg-PAR

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Torsemide 5 mg-ROX

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Torsemide 5 mg-TEV

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What are the possible side effects of torsemide

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using torsemide and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

  • dry mouth, thirst, nausea, vomiting;
  • feeling weak, drowsy, restless, or light-headed;
  • fast or uneven heartbeat;
  • muscle pain or weakness;
  • coughing up blood;
  • bloody or black, tarry stools; or
  • hearing loss.

Less serious side effects may include:

  • diarrhea or constipation;
  • headache;
  • dizziness; or
  • decreased sex drive, impotence, or difficulty having an orgasm.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Read the Demadex (torsemide) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects

What is the most important information I should know about torsemide (Demadex)?

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

Before using this medication, tell your doctor if you have kidney disease or liver disease, or an allergy to sulfa drugs..

To be sure this medication is not causing harmful effects, your blood will need to be tested on a regular basis. Do not miss any scheduled appointments.

Avoid becoming dehydrated. Follow your doctor's instructions about the type and amount of liquids you should drink while you are taking torsemide.

If you are being treated for high blood pressure, keep using this medication even if you feel fine. High blood pressure often has no symptoms.

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