Compare Bumex vs. Diovan HCT

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Lowers blood pressure.

Bumex (bumetanide) is very good in lowering blood pressure. However, it can make you dehydrated and lower your blood pressure too much.

Lowers blood pressure.

Diovan Hct (Valsartan / Hydrochlorothiazide) is a good 2-in-1 blood pressure-lowering medicine that protects kidney function like an ACE inhibitor, but with fewer side effects.

3.7/ 5 average rating with 412 reviewsforDiovan HCT
Upsides
  • Available in generic.
  • Much stronger than other water pills.
  • Combination medicine for people with high blood pressure. Doctors might prescribe it when you need more than one medicine to control your blood pressure.
  • The two drugs in Diovan HCT work together to lower blood pressure and remove extra water from your body.
  • Lowers the risk of heart attack and stroke.
  • Protects kidney function, which is especially useful for people with diabetes or mild-to-moderate kidney disease.
  • Recommended for anyone with heart failure since it lowers the risk of death and further damage to your heart.
Downsides
  • People taking Bumex (bumetanide) might urinate more often.
  • Bumex (bumetanide) can cause dehydration and loss of salts in your body.
  • People with allergies to sulfa-containing medicines should not take Bumex (bumetanide).
  • Blood tests should be done regularly to check your potassium and other salts.
  • Comes in fixed dosage strengths, so it's harder for your doctor to adjust your dose.
  • Makes you urinate more often.
  • Doesn't work as well in people with severe kidney problems.
  • Requires a yearly blood test to see how the medicine is affecting your body.
  • Not safe to use if you're pregnant.
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412 reviews so far
63%
saidit'sworth it
52%
saiditworked well
19%
saidit'sa big hassle

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Side effects
3possible side effects
  • High uric acid in blood
    18%
  • Low potassium
    15%
  • High blood sugar
    7%
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2possible side effects
  • Dizziness
    6%
  • Common cold
    2%
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Risks and risk factors
  • Dehydration and loss of salts in the blood
    • Age 65 or older
    • Having severe diarrhea
  • Severe allergic reactions
    • History of sulfa allergy
  • Hearing problems
    • Kidney disease
    • High dose of Bumex (bumetanide)
  • Kidney problems
    • Difficulty urinating
    • Kidney disease
  • More severe side effects
    • Over age 65
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  • Harm to fetus
    • Women of childbearing age
  • Unusual tongue swelling
    • African descent
  • Acute kidney failure
    • History of kidney disease
  • Worsening lupus
    • History of lupus
  • Increased lithium in the body
    • Taking lithium
  • Acute nearsightedness or glaucoma
    • Allergies to penicillin or sulfonamides
  • Gout
    • History of gout
    • Current kidney problems
  • Liver damage
    • History of liver disease
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