Without a Prescription
Torasemide is prescribed in the treatment of patients who have water retention problems that have lead to swellings.
Water retention problems are caused by:
- Liver disease;
- Kidney problems;
- Congestive heart failure;
Torasemide flushes excess water from the body by promoting the production of urine;
Torasemide is a diuretic drug;
Torasemide is prescribed for high blood pressure, either alone or with other drugs;
Torasemide is prescribed for the treatment of edema associated with congestive heart failure, renal disease, or hepatic disease;
Torasemide is prescribed for the treatment of hypertension alone or in combination with other antihypertensive agents;
Torasemide is prescribed to reduce the water retention and swelling that often accompany congestive heart failure, chronic kidney failure, and cirrhosis of the liver;
High Blood Pressure
The usual dose is 5mg once a day. The pharmacist may increase the dose to 10mg once a day.
Cirrhosis of the Liver
The usual dose is 5mg-10mg once a day with other medications. Doses of more than 40 mg are not recommended.
Chronic Kidney Failure
The usual dose is 20mg once a day. Doses of more than 200 milligrams are not recommended.
Congestive Heart Failure
The usual dose is 10mg-20mg once a day. Doses of more than 200mg are not recommended.
Reported Torasemide overdose symptoms are:
- Nausea and vomiting;
- Muscle cramps;
- Irregular pulse;
- Hypochloremic alkalosis;
Torasemide side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:
- Numbness of limbs;
- Muscle cramps;
- Low blood pressure;
- Irregular heartbeat;
- Hearing loss;
- Excessive urination;
- Dry mouth or increased thirst;
- Buzzing or ringing in the ears
- Allergic Reactions (throat closing or swelling of the nose or lips or face and throat);
- Torasemida [INN-Spanish];
- Torasemidum [INN-Latin];
Torasemide is contraindicated if you have any of the following conditions:
- If you have allergic reactions sulfa-based drugs (including sulfa-based antibiotics);
- If you have cirrhosis;
- If you have diabetes mellitus;
- If you have gout;
- If you have kidney problems;
- If you have liver problems;
- If you have systemic lupus erythematosus;
Torasemide is contraindicated in patients:
- Who are anuric;
- With known hypersensitivity to Torasemide or to sulfonylureas;
Torasemide is contraindicated if it gives you an allergic reaction.
Torasemide is contraindicated if you're allergic to sulfonylurea drugs:
Torasemide is contraindicated if you are unable to urinate.
Do not take Torasemide with any of the following drugs:
- Aminoglycoside antibiotics such as tobramycin and streptomycin;
- Aspirin and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen, indomethacin, and naproxen;
- Ethacrynic acid;