Treats fluid retention (edema) caused by congestive heart failure, kidney disease, or liver disease. This medicine also treats high blood pressure alone or together with other blood pressure medicines. This medicine is a diuretic ("water pill").
You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to torsemide or other medicines called sulfonylureas (such as tolazamide, chlorpropamide, tolbutamide, glipizide, glyburide, Tolinase®, Diabinase®, Tol-Tab®, Glucophage®, Glucotrol®, Glucovance®). You should not use this medicine if you cannot urinate because of kidney failure or other problems.
Your doctor will prescribe your exact dose and tell you how often it should be given. This medicine is given through a needle placed in one of your veins.
A nurse or other trained health professional will give you this medicine.
Carefully follow your doctor's instructions about any special diet. You may need to eat foods that are high in potassium (such as oranges or bananas) to prevent potassium loss while you are using this medicine.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
Make sure your doctor knows if you are using digoxin (Lanoxin®), cholestyramine (Questran®), probenecid (Benemid®), or lithium (Lithane®, Lithobid®, Eskalith®).
Tell your doctor if you are also using any other diuretic (such as ethacrynic acid, furosemide, hydrochlorothiazide, Edecrin®, Lasix®), pain or arthritis medicine (such as aspirin, ibuprofen, indomethacin, Aleve®, Motrin®), or medicine to treat an infection (such as amikacin, gentamicin, streptomycin, Amikin®, Garamycin®).