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Learn more about DEMADEX

What is DEMADEX?

What is DEMADEX?

DEMADEX is the brand name for torsemide and is available as an oral tablet.

What dosages is DEMADEX available in?

What dosages is DEMADEX available in?

DEMADEX is available as a 5 mg, 10 mg, 20 mg, and 100 mg oral tablet.

What is DEMADEX used for?

What is DEMADEX used for?

DEMADEX is a diuretic (water pill) and is used to treat swelling due to heart failure or kidney disease and swelling due to liver disease (taken with other medications) and high blood pressure.

How does DEMADEX work?

How does DEMADEX work?

DEMADEX is a loop diuretic (water pill) that makes you urinate more. It works in the kidneys to get rid of extra water and electrolytes (like sodium and potassium), which helps ease swelling and lower blood pressure.

How do I take DEMADEX?

How do I take DEMADEX?

DEMADEX is typically taken by mouth once daily. The typical starting dose is 10 mg to 20 mg by mouth once daily. Your physician will adjust your dose depending on your response to the medication. The maximum dose is up to 200 mg by mouth once daily, depending on the condition.

Is it safe for me to take DEMADEX?

Is it safe for me to take DEMADEX?

DEMADEX is a safe and effective treatment when used for FDA licensed indications. However, like all medications, they may give you unwanted side effects. You should always discuss potential side effects with your physician to ensure the medication is suitable and right for you. You should not take this medication if you have a known hypersensitivity to DEMADEX or povidone, anuria, and hepatic coma.

DEMADEX Common Side Effects

DEMADEX Common Side Effects

Common side effects of DEMADEX include:

  • Urinating more
  • Dizziness
DEMADEX Serious Side Effects

DEMADEX Serious Side Effects

Serious side effects are rare with DEMADEX. Contact your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any of the following.

  • Severe dehydration and electrolyte imbalance: Dry mouth, extreme thirst, weakness, low energy, drowsiness, muscle pain or cramps, fast heart beat, nausea, vomiting, not making urine
  • Low blood pressure: Dizziness, fainting, weak or rapid pulse
  • Serious skin reaction: Painful blisters, peeling skin, rash
Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on DEMADEX

Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on DEMADEX

The following medications may interact with DEMADEX:

  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) – Reduced diuretic, natriuretic, and antihypertensive effects; risk of renal impairment
  • CYP2C9 – Concomitant use with CYP2C9 inhibitors can decrease torsemide clearance. Torsemide may affect the efficacy and safety of
  • sensitive CYP2C9 substrates or of substrates with a narrow therapeutic range, such as warfarin or phenytoin
  • Cholestyramine – Decreased exposure of DEMADEX
  • Organic anion drugs – may decrease diuretic activity of DEMADEX
  • Lithium – Risk of lithium toxicity
  • Renin-angiotensin inhibitors – Increased risk of hypotension and renal impairment
  • Radiocontrast agents – Increased risk of renal toxicity
  • Corticosteroids and ACTH – Increased risk of hypokalemia
Who makes DEMADEX?

Who makes DEMADEX?

Meda Pharmaceuticals

Is DEMADEX safe in pregnancy?

Is DEMADEX safe in pregnancy?

It is not known if DEMADEX will harm your unborn baby. If you become pregnant while receiving DEMADEX, talk to your healthcare provider.


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