Medical Uses of BumexChemical Name: BUMETANIDE (byoo-MET-a-nide)
Bumex belongs to the class of loop diuretics. This indicates that these drugs act by helping the body get rid of extra water and salt present in it. These are also called the “water pills,” as they cause more urine formation. Bumetanide is used to reduce edema, i.e., extra fluid in the body. Edema may be caused by congestive he, art failure, liver disease and kidney disease.
Bumex helps by reducing the effects of edema like shortness of breath and swelling of the arms, legs, and abdomen. Bumex is also used in conjunction with other drugs in the treatment of hypertension.
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Active ingredients (comes in 3 strengths):
- Bumetanide 0.5mg
- Bumetanide 1mg
- Bumetanide 2mg
Bumex medicine must be taken according to the prescription of your doctor. The dose of Bumex will be adjusted by your doctor according to the patient’s condition. Do not alter, increase, decrease or stop the medication without consulting your physician.
Bumex is usually taken by mouth once or twice a day. Try to take Bumex within 4 hours of your bedtime otherwise; you will be making frequent regular trips to the bathroom throughout the night. Some physicians even recommend taking Bumex before 6 p.m.
Before you start your treatment with Bumex, you must consult your doctor if you have the following conditions:
- Allergy to Bumetanide
- Kidney disease
- Liver disease
- Any electrolyte (like sodium, potassium, phosphate) imbalance
- Unable to pass urine
- If you are taking indomethacin or probenecid
Bumex usually rarely shows any side effects, but in some cases, serious adverse effects may develop. A physician must immediately be consulted if these side effects are seen:
- Allergic reactions like rash, hives, fever, wheezing, red, swollen, itchy or peeling skin
- Fluid and electrolyte problems like muscle pain, seizures, dry mouth and eyes
- High blood sugar signs like confusion, feeling sleepy, thirst, fast breathing
- Swelling, warmth, numbness, change of color or pain in the arm or leg
- Chest pain or pressure
- Shortness of breath
- Coughing up blood
- Severe dizziness, fainting
- Change in hearing
- Unexplained bruising or bleeding
- Severe skin reaction
Product Code: 1386
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