Bumex (Bumetanide)

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Bumex (Bumetanide) is a medication indicated to treat high blood pressure and edema, or excessive fluid retention. It belongs to a class of drugs known as diuretics. Bumetanide helps the body remove excess salt and water from the body by acting on the kidneys. By decreasing the amount of fluid in the body, Bumex can help reduce swelling and improve symptoms associated with heart failure and other medical conditions.

Bumex tablets are indicated for the treatment of edema associated with congestive heart failure, and hepatic and renal disease, including the nephrotic syndrome. It is used to reduce fluid retention and swelling caused by these conditions. Bumex tablets may also be used to treat high blood pressure, primary hyperaldosteronism, and other related conditions.

Uses and Dosage

Bumex (Bumetanide) comes in the form of a tablet usually taken by mouth as directed by your doctor, usually once or twice a day. It can be taken with food or without food. Take Bumex at the same time(s) of the day and avoid taking it within 4 hours of bedtime to prevent having to get up to urinate.

The usual and recommended dose of bumetanide (Bumex) is 0.5 mg to 2 mg taken orally once a day, and sometimes twice a day. Your healthcare provider may adjust your dose as needed to keep your swelling at a manageable level. You should not take a total of more than 10 mg of bumetanide in a single day.

Follow your healthcare provider's instructions and do not increase your dose to more than what has been prescribed. Additionally, you should not take more than two doses of bumetanide in a single day and should not take the drug for longer than your healthcare provider recommends.

Side Effects

Common Side Effects of Bumex (Bumetanide) Include

  • Headache
  • Increased thirst
  • Loss of appetite
  • Muscle weakness
  • Nausea
  • Stomach pain
  • Unusual sweating
  • Vomiting

Serious Side Effects of Bumex (Bumetanide) Include

  • Changes in urinary output.
  • Confusion
  • Dehydration
  • Drowsiness
  • Easy bruising or bleeding
  • Fainting
  • Hearing changes
  • Increased thirst
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Muscle cramps
  • Numbness
  • Unusual dry mouth
  • Unusual fatigue
  • Weakness

Form and Strength

Bumex and its generic alternative Bumetanide are available in the following forms and strengths:

Bumex: Tablet

  • 1 mg
  • 5 mg

Bumetanide: Tablet

  • 1 mg
  • 2 mg
  • 5 mg


  • Bumex, a medication used to control high blood pressure, may result in a decreased potassium level, or hypokalemia. To counteract this, it may be necessary to increase your intake of potassium-rich foods, such as potatoes, bananas, beans, and lentils, or to take potassium supplements.
  • Check with your healthcare provider if you have severe diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting, or if you sweat a lot while taking Bumex. The loss of too much body fluid can make it dangerous for you to take this drug, be monitored by your doctor while taking this medication.
  • Stay well hydrated while taking Bumex tablets, as this drug can cause dehydration. Drink plenty of fluids and avoid becoming overheated or dehydrated. Additionally, your doctor may recommend monitoring your electrolyte levels while taking this medication.
  • Be aware that you may experience drowsiness or dizziness when taking this drug. Therefore, do not drive, operate machinery, or perform any task that requires mental alertness until you know how this drug affects you.
  • If you experience any signs of an allergic reaction such as a rash, hives, or other symptoms, stop taking bumetanide (Bumex) and contact your healthcare provider immediately.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What foods should be avoided with bumetanide?

If you are taking a diuretic such as bumetanide, it is important not to have too much salt in your food because this can stop it from working as well as it should. Do not eat foods that have a lot of salt in them, such as processed foods or ready meals.

How is Bumex (Bumetanide) taken?

Bumex (Bumetanide) is usually taken as a tablet once or twice a day, and your healthcare provider may adjust the dose as needed to keep your swelling under control.

How quickly does Bumex work?

Bumetanide works very quickly, but its effects do not last long. Bumetanide starts to work within 30–60 minutes of when you take it. It usually stops working after 4–6 hours, especially if you are taking doses equal to or greater than 2 mg.

Who should not take Bumex (Bumetanide)?

Bumex (Bumetanide) is not recommended for people with severe kidney disease, an allergy to sulfa drugs, or a history of gout. Additionally, Bumex (Bumetanide) should not be taken by pregnant women or people with uncontrolled high blood pressure.


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Additional information

Generic name:



Scored Tablet, Tablet


1mg, 2mg, 5mg

Quantities Available:

30, 84, 90, 100