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Torsemide is a "water pill" (diuretic) that increases the amount of urine you make, which causes your body to get rid of excess water. This drug is used to treat high blood pressure. Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems.
This medication also reduces swelling/fluid retention (edema) which can result from conditions such as congestive heart failure, liver disease, or kidney disease. This can help to improve symptoms such as trouble breathing.
How to use Torsemide Oral
Take this medication by mouth with or without food, usually once a day, or as directed by your doctor. The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to therapy.
If you take this drug too close to bedtime, you may need to wake up to urinate. Therefore, it is best to take this medication at least 4 hours before your bedtime. Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have questions about your dosing schedule.
Use this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. Remember to use it at the same time each day as directed. It is important to continue taking this medication even if you feel well. Most people with high blood pressure do not feel sick. Generally, it may take 4-6 weeks, sometimes up to 12 weeks, before the full blood pressure-lowering effect is seen. Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor.
Cholestyramine and colestipol can decrease the absorption of torsemide. If you are taking either of these drugs, separate it from torsemide by at least 2 hours.
Torsemide Oral is used to treat the following:
High Blood Pressure, Chronic Heart Failure Not Currently Controlled by Medication, Accumulation of Fluid Resulting from Chronic Heart Failure, Fluid in the Lungs due to Chronic Heart Failure, Accumulation of Fluid caused by Cirrhosis of the Liver, Edema with Defective Kidney Function, Visible Water Retention