Sunday, May 25, 2014

TORASEMIDE

Torasemide  or torsemide  is a pyridine-sulfonyl urea type loop diuretic mainly used in the management of edema associated with congestive heart failure. It is also used at low doses for the management of hypertension. It is marketed under the brand name Demadex, Diuver and Examide.


Compared to other loop diuretics, torasemide has a more prolonged diuretic effect than equipotent doses of furosemide and relatively decreased potassium-loss. There is no evidence of torasemide-induced ototoxicity demonstrated in humans.
USES: Torsemide is used to reduce extra fluid in the body (edema) caused by conditions such as heart failure, liver disease, and kidney disease. This can lessen symptoms such as shortness of breath and swelling in your arms, legs, and abdomen.This drug is also used to treat high blood pressure. Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems.Torsemide is a "water pill" (diuretic) that causes you to make more urine. This helps your body get rid of extra water and salt.


N-[(isopropylamino)carbonyl]-4-[(3-methylphenyl)amino]pyridine-3-sulfonamide

OVERDOSE: If overdose is suspected, contact a poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call their local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222. Canada residents can call a provincial poison control center. Symptoms of overdose may include: fainting, severe weakness, a severe decrease in the amount of urine.

NOTES: Do not share this medication with others.Lifestyle changes that may help this medication work better include exercising, stopping smoking, reducing stress, and changing your diet. Consult your doctor for more details.Laboratory and/or medical tests (such as kidney tests, blood mineral levels such as potassium) should be performed periodically to monitor your progress or check for side effects. Consult your doctor for more details.Check your blood pressure regularly while taking this medication. Learn how to monitor your own blood pressure at home, and share the results with your doctor.

MISSED DOSE: If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.

STORAGE: Store at room temperature away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medications away from children and pets.Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company.


SIDE EFFECTS: Dizziness or headache may occur as your body adjusts to the medication. If either of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.To reduce the risk of dizziness and lightheadedness, get up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position.Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.This medication may cause a serious loss of body water (dehydration) and salt/minerals. Tell your doctor right away if you have any of these unlikely but serious side effects: muscle cramps, weakness, unusual tiredness, confusion, severe dizziness, fainting, drowsiness, unusual dry mouth/thirst, nausea, vomiting, fast/irregular heartbeat, unusual decrease in the amount of urine.Tell your doctor right away if any of these rare but serious side effects occur: numbness/tingling/pain/redness/swelling of the arms/legs, hearing changes (such as ringing in the ears, temporary or permanent decreased hearing/deafness).A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist


DRUG INTERACTIONS: See also the How to Use section.Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.A product that may interact with this drug is: lithium.Check the labels on all your medicines (such as cough-and-cold products, diet aids, or NSAIDs such as ibuprofen, naproxen) because they may contain ingredients that could increase your blood pressure or worsen swelling (edema). Ask your pharmacist for more details



BRAND NAME
COMPOSITION
COMPANY
Packing
MRP
Rs.
DIURATOR tab
Torsemide 10mg
ELLIFE (ELDER)
10
20.50
DIURATOR tab
Torsemide 20mg
ELLIFE (ELDER)
10
37.50
DYTOR tab
Torsemide 5mg
CIPLA
10
13.25
DYTOR tab
Torsemide 10mg
CIPLA
10
21.50
DYTOR tab
Torsemide 20mg
CIPLA
10
40.00
DYTOR tab
Torsemide 40mg
CIPLA
10
N.A.
DYTOR tab
Torsemide 100mg
CIPLA
10
150.00
DYTOR inj
Torsemide 10mg
CIPLA
2ml
7.90
DYTOR PLUS 10 tab
Torsemide 10mg, spironolactone 50mg
CIPLA
10
N.A.
DYTOR PLUS 20 tab
Torsemide 20mg, spironolactone 50mg
CIPLA
10
N.A.
RETORLIX tab
Torsemide 5mg
LUPIN
10
13.90
RETORLIX tab
Torsemide 10mg
LUPIN
10
24.40
RETORLIX tab
Torsemide 20mg
LUPIN
10
42.50
RETORLIX tab
Torsemide 100mg
LUPIN
10
155.00
RETORLIX inj
Torsemide 10mg/ml
LUPIN
vial
N.A.
RETORLIX SP tab
Torsemide 5mg, spironolactone 50mg
LUPIN
10
N.A.
RETORLIX SP tab
Torsemide 10mg, spironolactone 50mg
LUPIN
10
N.A.
TIDE tab
Torsemide 10mg
TORRENT
10
22.40
TIDE tab
Torsemide 20mg
TORRENT
10
36.50
TIDE tab
Torsemide 100mg
TORRENT
10
150.00
TOMARIS tab
Torsemide 5mg
ASTRA ZENECA
10
20.00
TOMARIS tab
Torsemide 10mg
ASTRA ZENECA
10
N.A.
TOMARIS tab
Torsemide 20mg
ASTRA ZENECA
10
N.A.
TOR tab
Torsemide 10mg
INTAS
10
22.60
TOR tab
Torsemide 20mg
INTAS
10
45.00
TOR inj
Torsemide 10mg
INTAS
2ml
N.A.
TORIDE tab
Torsemide 10mg
RANBAXY
10
24.40
TORIDE tab
Torsemide 20mg
RANBAXY
10
42.50
TORIDE tab
Torsemide 100mg
RANBAXY
10
149.90
TORSEMI tab
Torsemide 10mg
FDC
10
N.A.
TORSEMI tab
Torsemide 20mg
FDC
10
N.A.
TORSINEX tab
Torsemide 10mg
MICRO
10
19.50
TORSINEX tab
Torsemide 20mg
MICRO
10
36.50
TOSEC-10 tab
Torsemide 10mg
INTAS
10
N.A.
TOSEC-20 tab
Torsemide 20mg
INTAS
10
N.A.
URITOR-10 tab
Torsemide 10mg
SALVIA LABS
10
26.10
URITOR-20 tab
Torsemide 20mg
SALVIA LABS
10
45.00
URITOR-40 tab
Torsemide 40mg
SALVIA LABS
10
88.30