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Dr. Janet Soul
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Bumetanide (Overview)

Bumetanide is a loop affecting water pill/diuretic which is a kind of water pill or diuretic (heart failure drug, cardiovascular drug).


Dr. Janet Soul
50 doctors shared insights

Bumetanide (Overview)

Bumetanide is a loop affecting water pill/diuretic which is a kind of water pill or diuretic (heart failure drug, cardiovascular drug).


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What side effects are associated with bumetanide?

What side effects are associated with bumetanide?

Dehydration: Bumetanide (Bumex) is a potent loop diuretic, often used in cases where large amounts of fluid need to be removed such as heart failure. It causes loss of potassium and potentially magnesium which can predispose a patient to heart arrythmias, and muscle cramps. One can also become dizzy from potential dehydration. Allergies can also exist. Kidney damage can also occur if the dose is too high. ...Read more

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I'm on bumetanide tablets, can these cause cramping?

Yes: Bumetanide (or bumex) is a potent diuretic, and this can cause disturbances in your electrolytes (serum sodium, potassium, magnesium and calcium) which in turn may lead to muscle cramps. Please mention this to your doctor. It can be easily managed. ...Read more

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Can pregnant women take bumetanide?

Can pregnant women take bumetanide?

Ask OB.: This is a class C drug, for pregnancy. Risk cannot be ruled out. Talk to your doc and see, sometimes the risks outweigh the benefits, but that is up to you and your OB to decide. ...Read more

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I recently felt faint after exercise.One of tye medications i take is bumetanide.I took this medication along with other anti-hypertensive medications?

I recently felt faint after exercise.One of tye medications i take is bumetanide.I took this medication along with other anti-hypertensive medications?

Low blood pressure: Faintness would likely be from dehydration from taking a strong diuretic in addition to multiple other blood pressure lowering medications. Listen to your body and consider using life style change and frequent movement through the day to manage stress skillfully . Stress is a potent cause of high bp. This will stabilize the autonomic nervous system and lead to improved health. ...Read more

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How effective is bumetanide for treating acute renal failure?

How effective is bumetanide for treating acute renal failure?

Bumetanide: Where Lasix has failed bumetanide may succeed according to some peer reviewed publications. It has however, been less studied than Lasix in treating acute renal failure patients. ...Read more

Dr. Katharine Cox
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Bumex (Definition)

Bumex is a loop affecting water pill/diuretic which is a kind of water pill or diuretic (heart ...Read more