Drug ID: 2d00000066
Drug Name: Bumetanide
Generic Names: Bumex
Category: Anti- Hypertensives
Legal Status: Non Opioid Prescription only drug
Indication for Mother: Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Recommended Dose: Dose is based on patient’s condition and response to this medication.
Recommended In: This medication is a diuretic, prescribed for the treatment of swelling and fluid retention due to congestive heart failure, liver and kidney disease. It prevents too much salt absorption in the body.
Directions For Use: It comes as a tablet to take by mouth once daily, with or without food.
Storage: Store tablets at 15° to 30°C.
Dosage Forms: Tablet
Side Effects: Most Common- Muscle cramps, dizziness, hypotension, headache nausea and encephalopathy.
Miscellaneous- Impaired hearing, itching, irregular heart rate, weakness, hives, abdominal pain, joint pain, musculoskeletal pain, rash and vomiting.
In Case of Overdose: Overdosage can lead to acute profound water loss, volume and electrolyte depletion, dehydration, reduction of blood volume and circulatory collapse with a possibility of vascular thrombosis and embolism. Electrolyte depletion may be manifested by weakness, dizziness, mental confusion, anorexia, lethargy, vomiting and cramps. Treatment consists of replacement of fluid and electrolyte losses by careful monitoring of the urine and electrolyte output and serum electrolyte levels.
Avoid If: Monitor blood sugar, kidney and liver functions regularly while taking this medication.
Caution should be exercised in patients with history of diabetes, gout, or kidney or liver problems, during pregnancy and lactation.
It may cause dizziness or drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery, and get up slowly from bed while taking this medication.
Avoid exposure to sunlight; otherwise it may lead to sunburn.
Contraindicated in people with history of absence of urine, less urination, severe kidney disease, brain disease, severe depletion of blood electrolytes, hypersensitivity.
Drug Interaction: Some products that may interact with this drug include: indomethacin, lithium, probenecid.
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.