Bumetanide is a prescription medication used to treat fluid retention and swelling caused by heart failure, liver disease, or kidney disease. In the following short article, we discuss the brand names, dosage, side effects, warnings, and interactions of bumetanide. We also answer the questions how does bumetanide work and how do i take bumetanide. Learn more about this prescription medication available as the brand name drug Brumex.
How Does Bumetanide Work?
Buemtanide is a strong diuretic medication that works by enabling the kidneys to produce more urine. It increases urinary excretion of water, sodium, and chloride by inhibiting reabsorption of sodium and chloride through interference with the chloride-binding cotransport system in the ascending loop of Henle.
Bumetanide Brand Names
Buemtanide is available as a generic drug and as a brand name drug Bumex. Bumex comes as an oral tablet, an intramuscular injection, and as an intravenous injection.
How Do I Take Bumetanide?
Take bumetanide as directed by your doctor. It is best to take this medication within 4 hours of going to bed to prevent the need to wake up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom.
The dosage for bumetanide can vary depending on the following:
- Your age
- Your weight
- Your condition
- Severity of swelling
Bumetanide Dosage For Edema
Adult: .5 to 2 milligrams once a day. Your doctor may increase your dose as needed.
Bumetanide Dose In Heart Failure
Adult: 1 to 3 milligrams once a day. Your doctor may increase dosage as needed.
Bumetanide Side Effects
Bumetanide does have some potential side effects. Some are common; others may be serious and less common.
Common Side Effects
The most common side effects of bumetanide may include:
- Abdominal pain
- Dry mouth
- Decreased urine output
- Muscle cramps
- Lower back pain
- Trouble breathing
- Weak pulse
- Loss of mental alertness
- Blurred vision
If these side effects are mild, they may disappear within a few days. If you have stopped taking your medication and the effects are still present, talk with your doctor or pharmacist.
Serious Side Effects
Some side effects of bumetanide are serious and may require medical attention. If you are experiencing any of the following serious side effects, contact your doctor or immediately. Call 911 if you think your symptoms are life threatening.
- Chest pain
- Black, tarry stools
- Wrinkled skin
- Trembling hands
- Slurred speech
- Difficulty breathing
- Fast or irregular heartbeat
- Hearing problems
Disclaimer: Here at Manifest Pharmacy, our goal is to provide you with the most relevant and current information. However, because drugs affect each person differently, we cannot guarantee that this information includes all possible side effects. This information is not a substitute for medical advice. Always discuss possible side effects with a healthcare professional who knows your medical history.
Bumetanide may interact with the following medications.
Bipolar Disorder Drugs
Bumetanide can inhibit the body's ability to clear bipolar disorder drugs from the body. In general, these drugs should not be taken in conjunction with bumetanide.
Blood Pressure Drugs
Taking bumetanide with certain blood pressure medications can increase the effects of these drugs. This can lead to severely low blood pressure.
Examples of blood pressure drugs known to interact with bumetanide include:
Bumetanide is a potent diuretic that, if given in excessive amounts, may lead to a profound diuresis. Talk to your doctor immediately if you think you may have overdosed on bumetanide.
Bumetanide Heart Failure
Bumetanide has been found to be potentially effective in treating congestive heart failure in some adults.
Bumetanide is a prescription medication used to treat fluid retention and swelling caused by heart failure, liver disease, or kidney disease. It can be used to treat fluid retention and swelling caused by heart failure, kidney disease, liver disease, or other conditions.
Talk to your doctor before bumetanide at the same time as other blood pressure medications. Examples of these drugs include metolazone, indapamide and captopril.