Bumex is used to decrease the amount of excess salt and water in your body by increasing the output of urine. It is prescribed for treatment of edema, or fluid retention, associated with congestive heart failure and liver or kidney disease. It is also occasionally prescribed, along with other drugs, to treat high blood pressure. Bumex is a powerful drug and should not be taken in larger amounts, as it can severely decrease the levels of water and minerals, especially potassium.
How should you take Bumex?
It should be taken in the morning after breakfast as it may increase the frequency of urination and may cause loss of sleep.
Take the forgotten dose as soon as you remember. Never take double doses at the same time. If overdose, seek immediate medical help as it may lead to severe dehydration, reduction of blood volume, and severe problems with the circulatory system.
Side effects of Bumex
- Low blood pressure
- Muscle cramps
- Dry mouth
- Irregular heartbeat
- Unusual tiredness or weakness
When should Bumex not be used?
Bumex should not be used if you are unable to urinate or if you are dehydrated.
If you are allergic to sulfur-containing drugs consult with your doctor before taking it.
Special warnings about Bumex
Bumex can decrease the number of platelets in your blood. Your doctor should monitor your blood status regularly. Bumex can cause a loss of potassium from the body.
Store at room temperature and keep it out of the reach of children.
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