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Dr. David Earle
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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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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

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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

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I just had a very bad spasm from my left arm all the way down to my left leg and foot. I do take a Torsemide and Potassium pill. ?

I just had a very bad spasm from my left arm all the way down to my left leg and foot. I do take a Torsemide and Potassium pill. ?

See a doctor: Torsemide can lower calcium & magnesium levels

which can cause pain & spasm of muscles.

Take calcium &magnesium- milk,eggs & almonds.

need blood tests. ...Read more

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What can I do for nightime leg cramps when I have to be careful of my fluid and pottasium intake. I am also on torosimide and flurosimide.?

What can I do for nightime leg cramps when I have to be careful of my fluid and pottasium intake. I am also on torosimide and flurosimide.?

Check veins : Irritation of muscles due to overwork, swelling can result in cramping. Abnormalities in electrolytes like potassium, calcium can precipitate cramping, but venous insufficiency is a more common cause. Go to www.Phlebology.Org, and seek advice of a phlebologist in your area. For now try stretching exercises prior retiring in the evening. ...Read more

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What is a "medication HA"?

What is a "medication HA"?

I think: Medication headache....a type of frequent or daily headache. I'm not positive though. Need to see what the context the phrase was used. ...Read more

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What is best pain medication?

What is best pain medication?

There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more

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I need a refill on my medication?

I need a refill on my medication?

So call your doc: This is the HT public information site.We are thousands of volunteer docs based primarily in the US who answer medical questions.We do not offer treatments. State medical boards require a physician/patient relationship,a retrievable record,recent exam with vital signs for prescribing.Failure to do so can lead to loss or restriction of license. It may seem minor to you but it is not. ...Read more

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I need refills on my medications?

Not here: For that you will likely need the prime service of healthtap. Easier to call your pop imo ...Read more

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Are expired medications effective?

Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Demadex (Definition)

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