Demadex

1 What is Demadex?

Brand: Demadex

Generic: Torsemide

Demadex is a loop diuretic that reduces the amount of water in the body associated with congestive heart failure, liver disease, or kidney disease.

This drug works by acting on the kidneys to increase the flow of urine. Demadex is also used alone or in combination with another drug for the treatment of hypertension

High blood pressure adds to the workload of the heart and arteries which can damage the blood vessels of the brain, heart, and kidneys, resulting in a stroke, heart failure, or kidney failure.

High blood pressure may also increase the risk of heart attacks. When blood pressure is controlled, these effects are less likely to be experienced. This drug requires a prescription.

2 What to Know Before Using

Before using Demadex, you must know all about the risks and complications associated with it. Inform your healthcare provider for any allergic reactions to these drugs or any other drugs, foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals. Carefully read the label of non-prescription drugs for any possible allergic reaction or contraindications. 

Studies in children regarding the relationship of age to the effects of torsemide injection have not been performed while safety and efficacy have not been established. Studies in the elderly have not reported any geriatrics-specific problems that would limit the utility of torsemide injection.

Adverse effects have not been reported in animal studies but studies in pregnant women or animals are still inadequate. Infant risk is still undetermined when using this drug during breastfeeding.

Discuss with your healthcare professional about the potential risks and benefits of taking this drug while breastfeeding. Drugs should not be taken together to prevent any interactions but in necessary cases inquire your healthcare provider regarding the adjustments in dosage or any other necessary precautions to prevent any unwanted side effects. 

Inform your healthcare professional if you are taking any other drugs such as: 

  • Arsenic Trioxide
  • Ceritinib
  • Dabrafenib
  • Digitoxin
  • Dofetilide
  • Droperidol
  • Fluconazole
  • Foscarnet
  • Ketanserin
  • Levomethadyl
  • Lithium
  • Metolazone
  • Pixantrone
  • Sotalol
  • Warfarin
  • Aceclofenac
  • Acemetacin
  • Alacepril
  • Amtolmetin Guacil
  • Aspirin
  • Benazepril
  • Bromfenac
  • Bufexamac
  • Captopril
  • Celecoxib
  • Choline Salicylate
  • Cilazapril
  • Clonixin
  • Delapril
  • Dexibuprofen
  • Dexketoprofen
  • Diclofenac
  • Diflunisal
  • Digoxin
  • Dipyrone
  • Droxicam
  • Enalapril
  • Enalaprilat
  • Etodolac
  • Etofenamate
  • Etoricoxib
  • Felbinac
  • Fenoprofen
  • Fepradinol
  • Feprazone
  • Floctafenine
  • Flufenamic Acid
  • Flurbiprofen
  • Fosinopril
  • Germanium
  • Ginseng
  • Gossypol
  • Ibuprofen
  • Ibuprofen Lysine
  • Imidapril
  • Indomethacin
  • Ketoprofen
  • Ketorolac
  • Licorice
  • Lisinopril
  • Lornoxicam
  • Loxoprofen
  • Lumiracoxib
  • Meclofenamate
  • Mefenamic Acid
  • Meloxicam
  • Moexipril
  • Morniflumate
  • Nabumetone
  • Naproxen
  • Nepafenac
  • Niflumic Acid
  • Nimesulide
  • Oxaprozin
  • Oxyphenbutazone
  • Parecoxib
  • Pentopril
  • Perindopril
  • Phenylbutazone
  • Piketoprofen
  • Piroxicam
  • Proglumetacin
  • Propionic Acid
  • Propyphenazone
  • Proquazone
  • Quinapril
  • Ramipril
  • Rofecoxib
  • Salicylic Acid
  • Salsalate
  • Sodium Salicylate
  • Spirapril
  • Sulindac
  • Temocapril
  • Tenoxicam
  • Tiaprofenic Acid
  • Tolfenamic Acid
  • Tolmetin
  • Trandolapril
  • Valdecoxib
  • Zofenopril

Intake of specific food or using alcohol or tobacco with this drug is associated with an increased risk of certain side effects. Your healthcare professional can give you special instructions about the use of food, alcohol, or tobacco.

Inform your healthcare provider for any other medical problems such as Anuria, Diabetes, Electrolyte imbalance, Gout, Hearing problems, Hypovolemia, Heart disease, Hyperlipidemia, Kidney disease, or Liver disease.

3 Proper Usage

Proper usage of Demadex requires strict adherence to your doctor’s orders. A trained healthcare professional will be the only one to give you this drug. This drug is administered intravenously through a needle placed into one of your veins.

4 Precautions to Take

Before using Demadex, there are some precautions you must take. Regular visits should be made to your healthcare provider to track your progress and to monitor the effectiveness of the drug. Check with your healthcare professional for any concerns.

5 Potential Side effects

Make sure you meet with your doctor in using Demadex to avoid unwanted potential side effects. Side effects may vary for each individual and prompt medical attention should be given if they occur.

Seek advice from your healthcare professional immediately if you experience any unusual symptoms such as: 

  • bloating or swelling of face, arms, hands, lower legs or feet
  • chest pain
  • rapid weight gain
  • tingling of hands or feet
  • unusual weight gain or loss

Symptoms of overdose such as: 

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the drug, the side effects will slowly disappear. Ask your healthcare professional about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. 

If any of the following side effects persists, or are inconvenient, or if you notice any other effects, or if you have any questions about them, consult with your health care professional. Report any side effects to the FDA hotline at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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