Bumetanide is a sulfonamide-type loop diuretic, used in the treatment of edema associated with congestive heart failure, cirrhosis, and kidney disease such as nephrotic syndrome. It is structurally related to furosemide, but its diuretic potency is approximately 40 times greater. Bumetanide may be particularly useful in patients who do not respond to other diuretics or who have severe renal impairment and require large doses of loop diuretics.


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Bumetanide is a High Blood pressure medicine that belongs to a class of medications called loop diuretics. Diuretics are used for the symptoms of high blood pressure and are also known as water pills. A drug class is a group of drugs that work similarly.

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What is Bumetanide?

Bumetanide is a High Blood pressure medicine that belongs to a class of medications called loop diuretics. Diuretics are used for the symptoms of high blood pressure and are also known as water pills. A drug class is a group of drugs that work similarly. These drugs are often used to treat similar conditions. Buumetanide works very quickly, but its effects don't last very long. Bumetanide starts working within 30-60 minutes of taking it. Usually it stops working after 4-6 hours, especially if you take doses equal to or greater than 2 mg.

How does it work?

It acts at various levels on the functioning of the kidney, causing diuresis (increased of the amount of urine eliminated) and increased elimination of sodium, potassium and other electrolytes in the urine, by inhibiting its reabsorption by the body. It also produces a renal vasodilation, with decreased renal vascular resistance that contributes to diuretic effect.

What are the benefits of taking it?

Bumetanide tablet uses include the treatment of edema (i.e. the accumulation of fluids) caused by medical problems such as kidney, liver and heart diseases. Sometimes it also finds application in the treatment of high blood pressure.

How do I use it?

Bumetanide acts on the kidneys by removing additional water from the system. This leads to a reduction in swelling.

It is recommended to start the treatment with one or two tablets a day and the dose can be increased to a maximum of 10 divided into several doses.

If you have liver or kidney failure you may need lower doses. Consult your doctor.

It is not recommended for use in children under 18 years.

It is recommended to administer at breakfast.

Its dosage

Always use this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you. If in doubt, consult your doctor or pharmacist again. The Bumetanide dosage is the following, only for oral​ use:

  • Adults: initial, 1 mg / 24 hours (in the morning); if necessary administer a second dose at 6-8 hours; maximum, 5-10 mg / day.
  • Elderly: 0.5 mg / 24 hours.

Side effects & precautions

Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not all people suffer them.

Frequent side effects (affecting between 1 and 10 of every 100 patients):

  • Changes in blood sodium, potassium, or chlorine levels, dizziness (including hypotension
  • postural and vertigo), fatigue (including lethargy, drowsiness, fatigue and malaise), headache,
  • abdominal pain and discomfort, nausea, muscle cramps, muscle pain and urination problems.

Uncommon side effects (affecting between 1 and 10 of every 1,000 patients):

  • Alterations in the blood (decrease in the number of white blood cells, red blood cells and / or platelets),
  • dehydration, metabolic disorders including decreased glucose tolerance, increased of uric acid concentration in blood
  • Gout
  • Syncope
  • hearing disturbances
  • pain and discomfort in the chest
  • decreased tension
  • shortness of breath
  • Cough
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • constipation
  • dry mouth
  • Thirst
  • Rashes
  • Dermatitis
  • Eczema
  • Hives
  • Itching
  • sensitivity to light,
  • kidney failure (including kidney failure)
  • swelling of the feet, ankles, and legs (peripheral edema).

If you experience any side effects, consult your doctor or pharmacist.

If you experience any kind of side effect, consult your doctor or pharmacist.

You need to know if you have any of the following problems or situations:

  • abnormal level of electrolytes in the blood
  • diarrhea or vomiting
  • gout
  • heart disease
  • kidney disease, low urine volume, or difficulty urinating
  • liver disease
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to bumetanide, sulfonamides, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • if you are pregnant or looking to become pregnant
  • if you are breastfeeding a baby

Do not take Bumetanide:

  • If you are allergic to bumetanide or any of the other ingredients of this medicine
  • If you have low levels of sodium or potassium in your blood.
  • If you have anuria (absence of urine production).
  • If you suffer from hepatic encephalopathy (impaired brain function due to a severe decrease in liver function).
  • If you have dehydration.
  • If you are breast-feeding

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