Bumex

(bumetanide)

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Lowers blood pressure.

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

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Quick facts about Bumex
  • Drug class: Cardiovascular
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (bumetanide)

Upsides

  • Available in generic.
  • Much stronger than other water pills.
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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.
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How it works

Bumex (bumetanide) is a water pill. It prevents the kidneys from absorbing salts, so your body gets rid of more water when you urinate. This lowers blood pressure and decreases swelling.

Quick facts about Bumex
  • Drug class: Cardiovascular
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (bumetanide)

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Dosage forms

  • Pill
  • Injection
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What to expect when you take Bumex (bumetanide) for Swelling (edema)

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  • Possible side effects
  • Frequent urination
  • Muscle cramps
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Low potassium
  • High uric acid in blood
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Side effect rates for Bumex (bumetanide)

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    18%18%
  • Low potassium
    15%15%
  • High blood sugar
    7%7%
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The placebo bar shows how common a side effect was for people taking a sugar pill instead of Bumex.

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Risks and Warnings for Bumex (bumetanide)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Age 65 or older
    • Having severe diarrhea

    Bumex (bumetanide) causes you to urinate more often. This can lead to dehydration and loss of salts from the blood, which can cause low blood pressure, muscle cramps, dizziness and sometimes gout. Your doctor and pharmacist will tell you how to take Bumex (bumetanide) to lower your risk. You should also drink plenty of water and eat a healthy diet.

    This is a black box warning. The FDA requires this warning when there is a significant risk of serious or life-threatening effects that anyone taking the drug should consider.

Means that some groups have a high risk of experiencing this side effect

Common concerns from people taking Bumex (bumetanide)

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Food
  • You can take Bumex (bumetanide) with or without food.
Kidneys and liver
  • Bumex (bumetanide) works on the kidneys to make more urine. If you have kidney problems or have trouble urinating, talk to your doctor to see if this Bumex (bumetanide) is safe to take.