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Bumex Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Pronunciation: byoo MEH tah nide
Brand: Bumex

Bumetanide is a loop diuretic such as water pill that prevents your body from absorbing too much salt, and also allowing the salt to instead be passed in your urine. Bumetanide is given as a diuretic in conditions that make the body retain water and produce swelling, like heart failure, liver or kidney problems.

Bumex Dosage

  • The usual dose is 0.5 to 2.0 milligrams a day. Mostly, this medicine is taken as a single dose.
  • The safety and effectiveness of Bumex have not been established in children below the age of 18.

Uses of Bumex

  • Bumetanide treats fluid retention such as edema in people with congestive heart failure, liver disease, or a kidney disorder such as nephrotic syndrome.
  • Bumetanide is a loop diuretic (water pill) that prevents your body from absorbing too much salt, allowing the salt to instead be passed in your urine.

Side Effects of Bumex

Before taken Bumex medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor.  If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Bumex. Side effects may include:

  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Low blood pressure
  • Muscle cramps
  • Nausea
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Muscle cramps or pains
  • Unusual tiredness or weakness

Warnings and precautions before taking Bumex

  • You should tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to bumetanide, sulfa drugs, or any other drugs.
  • You should also tell your doctor and pharmacist what prescription and nonprescription medications you are taking, especially other medications for high blood pressure, corticosteroids, digoxin, indomethacin, lithium, and vitamins.
  • If you have or have ever had diabetes, gout, or kidney or liver problems, then you should tell your doctor.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment.
  • If you are having surgery, including dental surgery, then you should tell the doctor or dentist that you are taking bumetanide.
  • Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
  • Take this medication exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not take the medication in larger amounts, or take it for longer than recommended by your doctor.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Bumex with certain other drugs, then it may be increased, decreased, or altered the effects of medicine. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Bumex with the following:

  • Blood pressure medications such as Vasotec and Tenormin
  • Indomethacin (Indocin) and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
  • Probenecid (Benemid)

After taken Bumex if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Symptoms of a Bumex overdose may include:

  • Loss of appetite
  • Weakness
  • Dizziness, or confusion.

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