What is Bumetanide?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Bumex

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See also: Bumetanide-Amiloride

Bumetanide (brand name Bumex) is a diuretic, a type of drug which increases water excretion in order to reduce sodium levels in the blood. This is useful for the treatment of swelling (edema) in heart failure, kidney disease, or hypertension.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Edema (fluid retention) 20 15
Water retention 10 16
CHF (Congestive heart failure) 9 2
Edema of extremities 2 0
Bladder problems 1 0
Elevated blood pressure 1 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 2
Moderate 7
Mild 4
None 18

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Bumetanide

Side effect Patients
Frequent urination 2
Cramps in legs 1
Dry mouth 1
Dry skin 1
Non-allergic Rhinitis 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Bumetanide

Dosage Patients
1 mg daily 5
1 mg twice daily 2
2 mg daily 2
1 mg m,w,f 1

Why patients stopped taking Bumetanide

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 4
Did not seem to work 2
Other 2
Doctor's advice 1
See all 8 patients who’ve stopped taking Bumetanide

Duration

Currently taking Bumetanide

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 3
2 - 5 years 3
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Bumetanide

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 4
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 18
Usually 4
Sometimes 6
Never taken as prescribed 3
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 4
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 6
Not at all hard to take 20
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 23
Not specified 8

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Bumetanide after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Furosemide (Lasix) 1
Nitrofurantoin (Macrodantin) 1
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1 patient evaluation for Bumetanide

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Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: moderate
Legs: moderate
I am: vg
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Jun 30, 2014 (Started Sep 02, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Water retention)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: I only take as needed which is infrequently mainly due to long periods of standing/walking causing fluid retention around the ankles.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 15, 2014 (Started Sep 02, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Water retention)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 26, 2013 (Started Sep 02, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Water retention)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 25, 2012 (Started Sep 02, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Water retention)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 25, 2012 (Started Sep 02, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Water retention)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 23, 2012 (Started Sep 02, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Water retention)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 22, 2012 (Started Sep 02, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Water retention)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 10, 2011 (Started Sep 02, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Water retention)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 22, 2011 (Started Sep 02, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Water retention)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 4, 2011 (Started Sep 02, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Water retention)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I take it once daily usually @ 6-7am as that allows 2 hrs approx for the fluid release. If I have an early appointment I leave the dose to later in the day, so that @ least 2 hrs gap is always allowed to pass water, otherwise frequent trips to the loo interrupt other activities.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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