Amiloride is generally used in treatment of high blood pressure and oedema Used in treatement of oedema (fluid overload) associated with heart, liver, kidney or lung disease.
Torasemide is generally used in treatment of high blood pressure and oedema Used in treatement of oedema (fluid overload) associated with heart, liver, kidney or lung disease.
Consume this medicine in the dosage and duration as per your doctors advise. While taking Torasemide, swallow it completely without crushing, breaking or chewing it. Torasemide is advised to be taken at a fixed time, but may be taken together with food (or) without food.
Q. Is Amiloride a sulfa drug/contain sulfa?
No. Amiloride is not a sulfa drug (does not belong to sulfonamide group of medicines)
Q. Is Amiloride the same as amlodipine?
No. Amiloride and amlodipine are two different drugs and are used for treatment of different illnesses. Consult your doctor before administering any of these drugs
Q. Is Amiloride a loop diuretic/beta blocker/aldosterone antagonist/thiazide?
No. Amiloride is not a loop diuretic / a beta blocker or aldosterone antagonist. Neither does it belong to the â€˜thiazide' group of medicines. It is a potassiumâ€“sparing diuretic
Q. Is Amiloride a generic?
Yes, Amiloride is a generic name of the medicine that belongs to class of drug called as diuretics
Q. Does Amiloride cause gout?
Increase in blood uric acid levels is known side effect of Amiloride, which can occasionally lead to gout attacks. Consult a doctor if you observe any symptoms related to gout after taking this medicine
Q. Does Amiloride cause hair loss/acidosis?
Hair loss/acidosis is a known side effect of Amiloride
Q. How does Amiloride cause hyperkalemia/does it cause hyponatremia?
Amiloride has potassium conserving ability and hence may cause hyperkalemia. It prevents absorption and promotes the loss of sodium from the body and hence may cause hyponatremia
Q. Does Amiloride cause gynecomastia/weight gain?
Amiloride is not known to cause gynecomastia or weight gain. Please consult your doctor if you observe such symptoms after taking this medicine.
Q. Can Torasemide cause gout?
Yes, Torasemide can cause gout. It increases the blood uric acid levels by increasing its absorption from the kidneys which can cause a gout attack. Inform your doctor if you have hyperuricemia or a history of gout before taking this medicine. Use of Torasemide is contraindicated in patients with gout.
Q. Does Torasemide raise your blood sugar levels?
Torasemide can increase your blood sugar levels. This can worsen your diabetes control and affect your blood and urine sugar tests. Inform your doctor if you are a diabetic before taking Torasemide.
Q. Can I use Torasemide with spironolactone?
Torasemide can be taken with spironolactone. When used together the diuretic effect gets added along with maintaining the blood potassium levels. Torasemide is a loop diuretic and causes loss of potassium from your body while Spironolactone is a potassium-sparing diuretic which prevents the loss of potassium.
Q. Does Torasemide cause diarrhea?
Diarrhea is a common side effect of Torasemide. Other commonly seen gastrointestinal side effects are the loss of appetite, upper abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and constipation.
Q. Can I take Torasemide with allopurinol?
Torasemide can be taken with allopurinol. Torasemide can increase uric acid levels and allopurinol lowers uric acid levels. So, allopurinol is given to decrease the hyperuricemic effects of Torasemide. However, allopurinol is not safe in patients with renal failure, so may need to be replaced with another similar medicine like febuxostat.
Q. Can I use Torasemide in sulfa allergy?
No, Torasemide should not be used if you have a history of sulfa allergy or to sulfonamide group of anti-diabetic drugs.
Q. Is Torasemide used for weight loss?
Torasemide can decrease weight by removing excessive water from your body. However, it is not used for weight loss in obese patients as it does not affect body fat.
Q. Does Torasemide cause electrolyte abnormalities?
Yes, Torasemide can cause electrolyte abnormalities as it works by removing water and salt from your body. It can decrease the blood potassium, sodium, chloride, magnesium, and calcium levels and increase blood sugar and uric acid levels. It is very important to get electrolytes and kidney function tests done on a regular basis while you are taking this medicine.
Q. Is Torasemide safe to use?
Torasemide is a safe drug if used in prescribed dose and for prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Does Torasemide cause hair loss?
Torasemide is not known to cause hair loss. Consult your doctor if you have hair loss while you are taking Torasemide.
Q. Can Torasemide cause kidney failure?
No, Torasemide does not cause kidney failure, rather it is used to remove extra fluid from the body (edema) which is caused by conditions such as heart failure, liver disease, and kidney disease.
Q. Can I take Torasemide with prednisone?
Torasemide can be taken with prednisone. However, when used together, they can lower blood potassium levels (hypokalemia) which can be severe, causing muscle pains or cramps, loss of appetite, weakness, dizziness, or confusion. Inform your doctor if you have these symptoms. Take potassium supplements or foods rich in potassium like orange, lemon or other citrus fruit.
Q. Can I use Torasemide with metolazone?
Both Torasemide and metolazone are potassium-lowering diuretics. When given together, they can lower blood potassium level (hypokalemia) which can be severe, causing muscle pains or cramps, loss of appetite, weakness, dizziness, or confusion. Inform your doctor if you have these symptoms. Take potassium supplements or foods rich in potassium like orange, lemon or other citrus fruit.
Q. Does Torasemide have any serious side effects?
Serious side effects reported with the use of Torasemide are atrial fibrillation, ventricular tachycardia, chest pain, diarrhea, digitalis intoxication, gastrointestinal hemorrhage, hyperglycemia, hyperuricemia, hypokalemia, hypotension, hypovolemia, shunt thrombosis, rash, rectal bleeding, and syncope.
Q. Is Torasemide useful in the treatment of heart failure?
Yes, Torasemide is useful in the treatment of heart failure. It works by removing excess water and salt from your body and decreases the workload on the heart and as well decreases the lung congestion. This helps in improving the function of the heart in these patients.
Q. Can Torasemide lower potassium levels?
Torasemide can cause dehydration and lower the levels of electrolytes like potassium in your body. You can take potassium supplements or diet rich in potassium (banana, spinach, coconut water etc.) while you are taking this medicine after consulting with your doctor.