What is Dytor (Torasemide) used for?
Dytor (Torasemide) is an oral diuretic prescribed to treat edema caused by heart failure, liver cirrhosis, or kidney failure. The medication prevents the absorption of sodium in the body to draw out excess fluid to be eliminated through urination. This action may also make it useful for treating hypertension caused by these conditions. Your physician may prescribe it to treat other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Dytor (Torasemide)?
One tablet of Dytor (Torasemide) is normally taken once daily, but your directions will differ depending on the condition being treated, your current health, and the severity of your symptoms. Swallow these doses whole with a large glass of water. They may be taken with or without food, but a snack or meal is recommended before use if you experience nausea. You are suggested to increase your fluid intake to prevent dehydration caused by increased urination. Do not take your daily dose just before going to bed as urination may cause sleep disturbances. Never crush, chew, or split the tablets before use to avoid destroying or altering the effects of their contents. Ask your physician any questions you have about the medication to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Dytor (Torasemide)?
Side effects associated with the use of Dytor (Torasemide) include:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical care are severe headaches, back pain, vomiting, faintness, low potassium, sudden numbness, trouble breathing, chest pain, high blood sugar, tinnitus, dehydration, darkened urine, discolored stools, or jaundice. Tell your physician about any intense or worrying symptoms you experience to ensure the correct alterations are made to your dosage or frequency of application to prevent further complications from occurring.
Dytor (Torasemide) should not be used by patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, not producing urine, lacose intolerant, allergic to sulphonamide medications, children, or those who have hypokalemia, hyponatremia, low blood pressure, low blood circulation volume, or kidney failure. Also inform your physician if you are elderly or have gout, diabetes, urinary retention, prostatic hypertrophy, high uric acid levels, decreased liver function, or decreased kidney function as these conditions may require adjustments to your regimen to prevent unexpected health problems from occurring.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Dytor (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.