What is Torsemide?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Demadex Torem Dytor

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Torsemide is a loop diuretic used for the management of edema associated with congestive heart failure and hepatic or renal disease; used alone or in combination with antihypertensives in treatment of hypertension.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Fluid retention (edema) 9 0
Swelling in feet 6 3
Congestive heart failure 2 0
Fluid retention in lower extremities 2 0
High blood pressure (hypertension) 1 1

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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 0
Moderate 4
Mild 1
None 9

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Torsemide

Side effect Patients
Dry mouth 1
Dry skin 1
Fluid retention weight gain 1
Frequent urination 1
Joint pain 1
Low potassium (hypokalemia) 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Torsemide

Dosage Patients
20 mg daily 3
5 mg daily 1
10 mg daily 1
10 mg three times daily 1
100 mg every other day 1
40 mg twice daily 1
100 mg daily 1
50 mg twice daily 1
2 20mg as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Torsemide

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 2
Course of treatment ended 1
Other 1
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Duration

Currently taking Torsemide

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

Stopped taking Torsemide

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 12
Usually 2
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 13
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 13
Not specified 1

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Torsemide after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Furosemide (Lasix) 8
Hydrochlorothiazide HCTZ (Hydrochlorot) 1
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2 patient evaluations for Torsemide

Feb 21, 2011 (Started May 12, 1996)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for KIDENY DISEASE)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 1, 2010 (Started May 12, 1996)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for KIDENY DISEASE)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 22, 2010 (Started May 12, 1996)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for KIDENY DISEASE)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: BECAUSE OF ALL THE MEDS. I TAKE, I HAVE TO BE VERY CAREFUL OF MY URINE OUTPUT. IF I NOTICE ANY SWELLING IN MY EXTREMENTRIES, I NEED TO TAKE TIE DEMEDEX
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 1, 2010 (Started Oct 18, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Other)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for memory problems)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for water retention in hands and feet)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry skin)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: dry skin

Feb 15, 2010 (Started Oct 18, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for memory problems)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for water retention in hands and feet)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (dry skin)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: It promotes dry skin even though I drink lots of water
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: dry skin

Dec 22, 2009 (Started Oct 18, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for memory problems)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for water retention in hands and feet)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: dry skin

Aug 27, 2009 (Started Oct 18, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Other)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for memory problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I use this as a diuretic
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: dry skin

Sep 5, 2008 (Started Oct 18, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Other)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for memory problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: dry skin

  • 0 helpful marks
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