Comment from: 75 or over Male less than 1 month Patient Published: October 11

Not getting rid of the fluid.

Comment from: 65-74 Female 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: December 09

My husband was prescribed Bumex 8 weeks ago to address edema. After 6 days on this drug he began having convulsive-like tremors at night. These went on all night and neither of us got any sleep for several nights. We experimented by having him skip the drug one morning. No shakes that night. He tried the drug again the next morning. Tremors that night, and so on. He has not taken it for seven days now and finally has had 2 good nights in a row. The cardiologist has switched him to another diuretic, but we are waiting a couple more days to start it.

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Comment from: 55-64 Female 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: October 12

I have to go to the bathroom about a halfhour after i take it . Then i go about every 20 min. for about ann hour.

Comment from: bumex 45-54 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: May 12

i have been on this drug since 1997 have had high dose daily (5) I can tell if i miss one dose. i feel it has saved my life

Comment from: 45-54 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: April 22

After a 50lb water gain with in a two week period the fluid has left within two weeks

Comment from: 25-34 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: March 18

I started out on Lasix(furosemide) but all that seemed to do was move the fluid into my legs. The Bumex helps me to get rid of the fluid, and wihtout the dizziness. I have been on it for 2 weeks, and have shed approx 10lbs of fluid. Feeling much better.

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Comment from: too old 75 or over Male 10 years or more Patient Published: November 30

lungs fill with water

Comment from: 45-54 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: May 08

i took this medicine one time and woke up my muscle were cramping. my body was hurting badly

Comment from: 25-34 Male 1 to 6 months Patient Published: March 15

this treatment is awsome. I love drugs.

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Comment from: nola 35-44 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: January 09

I have found no side affects from this medication. I have howver experienced slight headace but have not linked the two.

Comment from: unknw 65-74 Male 1 to 6 months Patient Published: October 02

Effective 80% of time. Frequent urination that occurs is somewhat bothersome.

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Comment from: PaPa 65-74 Male less than 1 month Patient Published: May 23

I was given Bumex in the hospital thru an IV. It worked good but the progressive muscle pain in every part of my body was almost unbearable at times. I could hardly make it to the bathroom because of the leg pain which caused a whole new set of issues. Had to take pain pills to counteract the + effects of the diuretic effects. Not sure if this will continue if I get off the IV and change to oral at home. I HOPE not. I have living to do and don't want to be saddled with "one more thing".

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Comment from: llisa 1024 45-54 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: March 31

I took it for many years, I have been changed to Lasex and it dosen't work as good as the Bumex. I am going to see if my Doctor will put me back on it. Because I swell every day real bad when the weather is warm, even worse when it's real hot.

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Comment from: T.J. 35-44 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: September 14

went in the hospital to get fluid come home two days later, i'm swolen again

Comment from: 55-64 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: July 17

I've been taking this a longtime now. Am starting to have potassium problems. I take alot - I think - 4 10 meq per day. Even with that much I'm having symptoms of K-8 deficiency & that's not fun.Don't know for sure what we're going to do. Maybe just more K-8, cuz this stuff works.

Comment from: Soccer Mom 15 45-54 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: December 16

Just don't take before a long car ride or activity where you can't stop frequently. You will have to take lots of trips to the bathroom. I just wait till I'm at my destination.

Comment from: [email protected] 55-64 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: October 04

My question to you is why can we no longer find this medication? The dose I have been taking for years is Bumex 1mg and i've searched everywhere and it can't be located. can you tell me why it's not being found anywhere?

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