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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Demadex (Overview)

Demadex 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 is demadex (torsemide) mange?

What is demadex (torsemide) mange?

Skin disease: Class of skin diseases caused by parasitic mites. Since mites also infect plants, birds, and reptiles, the term "mange", suggesting poor condition of the hairy coat due to the infection, is sometimes reserved only for pathological mite-infestation of nonhuman mammals. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
11 Doctors shared insights

Demadex (Overview)

Demadex 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 is demadex (torsemide) mange?

Skin disease: Class of skin diseases caused by parasitic mites. Since mites also infect plants, birds, and reptiles, the term "mange", suggesting poor condition of the hairy coat due to the infection, is sometimes reserved only for pathological mite-infestation of nonhuman mammals. ...Read more

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Is it possible that my body is "resistant" to torsemide after 2 days? I start a new dose and urine output decreases by 20oz 2 days after I start.

Is it possible that my body is "resistant" to torsemide after 2 days? I start a new dose and urine output decreases by 20oz 2 days after I start.

Depends on kidneys: Causes for resistance to water pills include high salt intake, severe fluid retention, low blood pressure, and weak kidney function. Check with your doctor to see the reason for this problem and to get your dose adjusted further ...Read more

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Do Torsemide needs a prescription as Furosimide needs?

Do Torsemide needs a prescription as Furosimide needs?

Yes: Both are potent diuretics (water pills) used to treat serious conditions under a doctors close supervision. They can dehydrate you and lower blood sodium and potassium. ...Read more

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Any Reason why some days my torsemide pill works better than others? I have to measure my urine output, and some days its down 20. oz.

Any Reason why some days my torsemide pill works better than others? I have to measure my urine output, and some days its down 20. oz.

Depends on intake: Your fluid excretion from the diuretic also depends on how much fluid you drank ie your fluid status that day as well as your relative salt intake. Taking the pill with or without food can also make a difference in its action. ...Read more

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I ran out of furosemide but I have some torsemide so could I take them instead?

I ran out of furosemide but I have some torsemide so could I take them instead?

Diuretics: Both furosemide (F) and torsemide (T) are loop diuretics and should promote excess fluid to be urinated out of your body. Speak to your physician as to the dose of T to take to replace the F you ran out of. Good luck. ...Read more

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What medicine is suitable for osteoarthritis for me as I am taking ecosprin av75, revolol 50/5am and torsemide 5 (twice in a week).

What medicine is suitable for osteoarthritis for me as I am taking ecosprin av75, revolol 50/5am and torsemide 5 (twice in a week).

High blood pressure: From your meds (metoprolol, amlodipine, aspirin, and a diuretic), I presume you're being treated for high blood pressure? Any non-steroidal anti-inflammatory can potentially counteract your meds and raise your bp. That said, I would try Ibuprofen with food every 4-6 hours in a dose of 400-800 mg as tolerated (can cause nausea in high doses) and check your bp/ see if it's ok. ...Read more

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Can I safely crush or let dissolve in my mouth with water a 20mg tablet of demadex (torsemide)?

Can I safely crush or let dissolve in my mouth with water a 20mg tablet of demadex (torsemide)?

Yes: Yes, although I suspect (but don't know from first hand experience) that it won't taste good. The medicine is intrinsically long acting and not a time release preparation, so crushing it, splitting it, or dissolving it is okay. ...Read more

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Do furosemide & torsemide have the same SE? Is their a diuretic that doesn't cause as much Na loss yet is still effective or is Na just supplemented?

Do furosemide & torsemide have the same SE? Is their a diuretic that doesn't cause as much Na loss yet is still effective or is Na just supplemented?

Yes: Torsemide and furosemide are both loop diuretics. Different diuretics work on different parts of the nephron (kidney system) and hence have different side effects. Depending on why your MD decided to put u on a loop diuretic (strong med) u ought to discuss and see if u can be switched to a gentler one (aldactone) etc. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Torsemide (Definition)

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


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