What is Luprac (Torasemide) used for?
Luprac (Torsemide) is an oral loop diuretic prescribed for the treatment of edema. It operates by preventing excess sodium absorption allowing excess water to be drawn out of the body to be eliminated through urination. This action reduces unusual swelling caused by excess fluid. It may also reduce the fluid volume in the blood to increase circulation which may reduce hypertension. Your physician may prescribe this medication to be used along with others or for the treatment of other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Luprac (Torasemide)?
Always follow your physician's instructions while using Luprac (Torsemide) to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. Most patients are prescribed one daily dosage of one tablet. It is not recommended to take the medication just before going to bed as increased urination may lead to sleep disturbances. These should be swallowed whole and unaltered along with a large glass of water. You are suggested to increase your fluid intake during the day as increased urination caused by the medicine may lead to dehydration in serious cases. Never split, chew, or crush the tablets before using them as this may destroy or change the effects of their contents. Always ask your physician any questions you have about using the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Luprac (Torasemide)?
Luprac (Torsemide) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Serious side effects that may require immediate medical attention are faintness, fever, flu symptoms, vomiting, tinnitus, reduced potassium levels, numbness or tingling sensations, swelling or warmth in the limbs, high blood sugar levels, or signs of dehydration. Inform your physician as soon as you experience any worrying or intense symptoms as these may require lower doses, reduced application frequency, or immediate medical attention in serious or worrying cases to prevent further health complications from occurring.
Luprac (Torsemide) should not be used by patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, lactose intolerant, children, allergic to sulphonamide medications, who have had a bad reaction to similar treatments in the past, or who have hypotension, low blood circulation volume, an inability to produce urine, low sodium levels, low potassium levels, or kidney failure. Also inform your physician if you have diabetes, gout, an enlarged prostate, urinary retention, high uric acid levels, reduced liver function, or decreased kidney function as these conditions may cause unexpected health problems requiring special alterations to your regimen.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Luprac (Torasemide). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.
Further InformationPlease note that this medication is manufactured in Japan and does not include English information or instructions.