Pronunciation: TOR se mide
20 mg, round, white, imprinted with 54 017
20 mg, oval, white, imprinted with 59, H
100 mg, oval, white, imprinted with 60, H
5 mg, round, white, imprinted with PA 915
10 mg, round, white, imprinted with PA 916
20 mg, round, white, imprinted with PA 917
100 mg, round, white, imprinted with PA 918
10 mg, oblong, white, imprinted with APO, TO 10
20 mg, oblong, white, imprinted with APO, TO 20
100 mg, oblong, white, imprinted with APO, TOR 100
10 mg, oval, white, imprinted with LOGO 103, 10
10 mg, oval, white, imprinted with 10, LOGO 103
100 mg, oblong, white, imprinted with LOGO 105, 100
20 mg, oval, white, imprinted with LOGO 104, 20
20 mg, elliptical, white, imprinted with LOGO 104, 20
5 mg, oval, white, imprinted with LOGO 102, 5
10 mg, round, white, imprinted with 10, PAR 652
10 mg, round, white, imprinted with 54 016
10 mg, oval, white, imprinted with 7128, 9 3
100 mg, round, white, imprinted with 100, par 654
100 mg, oblong, white, imprinted with 9 3, 7130
20 mg, round, white, imprinted with 20, par 653
20 mg, oval, white, imprinted with 9 3, 7129
5 mg, oblong, white, imprinted with APO, T 5
5 mg, round, white, imprinted with 5, par 651
5 mg, round, white, imprinted with 54 015
5 mg, oval, white, imprinted with 9 3, 7127
Torsemide is a loop diuretic (water pill) that is used to treat fluid retention (edema) in people with heart failure, liver disease, or kidney disease.
Torsemide is also used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Lowering blood pressure may lower your risk of a stroke or heart attack.
Torsemide may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
You should not use torsemide if you are allergic to it, or if:
Tell your doctor if you have ever had:
If you need to have any type of x-ray or CT scan using a dye that is injected into your veins, tell your caregivers that you currently take torsemide.
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known whether torsemide will harm an unborn baby. However, having high blood pressure during pregnancy may cause complications such as diabetes or eclampsia (dangerously high blood pressure that can lead to medical problems in both mother and baby). The benefit of treating hypertension may outweigh any risks to the baby.
It may not be safe to breastfeed while using this medicine. Ask your doctor about any risk.
Torsemide is not approved for use by anyone younger than 18 years old.
Follow all directions on your prescription label and read all medication guides or instruction sheets. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose. Use the medicine exactly as directed.
Torsemide oral is taken by mouth.
Torsemide injection is given as an infusion into a vein. A healthcare provider may teach you how to properly use the medication by yourself. Torsemide injection is given either as a slow infusion over 2 minutes, or as a continuous (around the clock) infusion.
If you have cirrhosis or other liver problems, you may receive your first injection in a hospital or clinic setting to quickly treat any serious side effects.
Read and carefully follow any Instructions for Use provided with your medicine. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you don't understand all instructions.
Prepare an injection only when you are ready to give it. Do not use if the medicine has changed colors or has particles in it. Call your pharmacist for new medicine.
You may take torsemide with or without food.
Your blood pressure will need to be checked often, and you may need other medical tests. Your blood and urine may both be tested if you have been vomiting or are dehydrated.
Some things can cause your blood pressure to get too low. This includes vomiting, diarrhea, or heavy sweating. Call your doctor if you are sick with vomiting or diarrhea.
Your condition may be treated with a combination of drugs. Use all medications as directed by your doctor. Do not change your doses or medication schedule without your doctor's advice.
If you have high blood pressure, keep taking torsemide oral even if you feel well. High blood pressure often has no symptoms. You may need to use blood pressure medicine for the rest of your life.
Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
Avoid becoming overheated or dehydrated during exercise, in hot weather, or by not drinking enough fluids. Follow your doctor's instructions about the type and amount of liquids you should drink. In some cases, drinking too much liquid can be as unsafe as not drinking enough.
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor right away if you have:
Common side effects may include:
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.
Tell your doctor about all your current medicines. Many drugs can affect torsemide, especially:
This list is not complete and many other drugs may affect torsemide. This includes prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Not all possible drug interactions are listed here.
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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