Application Information

This drug has been submitted to the FDA under the reference 018225/001.

Names and composition

"BUMEX" is the commercial name of a drug composed of BUMETANIDE.

Forms

ApplId/ProductId Drug name Active ingredient Form Strenght
018225/001 BUMEX BUMETANIDE TABLET/ORAL 1MG
018225/002 BUMEX BUMETANIDE TABLET/ORAL 0.5MG
018225/003 BUMEX BUMETANIDE TABLET/ORAL 2MG
018226/001 BUMEX BUMETANIDE INJECTABLE/INJECTION 0.25MG per ML **Federal Register determination that product was not discontinued or withdrawn for safety or efficacy reasons**

Similar Active Ingredient

ApplId/ProductId Drug name Active ingredient Form Strenght
018225/001 BUMEX BUMETANIDE TABLET/ORAL 1MG
018225/002 BUMEX BUMETANIDE TABLET/ORAL 0.5MG
018225/003 BUMEX BUMETANIDE TABLET/ORAL 2MG
018226/001 BUMEX BUMETANIDE INJECTABLE/INJECTION 0.25MG per ML **Federal Register determination that product was not discontinued or withdrawn for safety or efficacy reasons**
074160/001 BUMETANIDE BUMETANIDE INJECTABLE/INJECTION 0.25MG per ML
074225/001 BUMETANIDE BUMETANIDE TABLET/ORAL 0.5MG
074225/002 BUMETANIDE BUMETANIDE TABLET/ORAL 1MG
074225/003 BUMETANIDE BUMETANIDE TABLET/ORAL 2MG
074332/001 BUMETANIDE BUMETANIDE INJECTABLE/INJECTION 0.25MG per ML
074441/001 BUMETANIDE BUMETANIDE INJECTABLE/INJECTION 0.25MG per ML
074613/001 BUMETANIDE BUMETANIDE INJECTABLE/INJECTION 0.25MG per ML
074700/001 BUMETANIDE BUMETANIDE TABLET/ORAL 0.5MG
074700/002 BUMETANIDE BUMETANIDE TABLET/ORAL 1MG
074700/003 BUMETANIDE BUMETANIDE TABLET/ORAL 2MG
079196/001 BUMETANIDE BUMETANIDE INJECTABLE/INJECTION 0.25MG per ML

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Answered questions

Is Bumex or Zaroxolyn stronger?
My doctor said that Zaroxolyn is much stronger than Bumex. However, when I try to look up the answer on the internet every site says that Bumex is stronger. Is Zaroxolyn a new drug? That would explain articles saying the Bumex is stronger. If possible would you please give me the web site address of where you... Asked by Maria Boruff 1 year ago.

My doctor said that Zaroxolyn is much stronger than Bumex. However, when I try to look up the answer on the internet every site says that Bumex is stronger. Is Zaroxolyn a new drug? That would explain articles saying the Bumex is stronger. If possible would you please give me the web site address of where you found he information? I sure do appreciate your help. Thanks. Answered by Janae Amaker 1 year ago.

Bumex is a loop diuretic while Zaroxolyn is a thiazide-like diuretic. Loop diuretics such as Bumex and Lasix are much more powerful then thiazide diuretics. Bumex and Lasix are what you use for patients in congestive heart failure, liver disease, profound fluid overload. Zaroxolyn and HCTZ just won't do much in those situations. Answered by Rodrigo Hanno 1 year ago.


Why take metolazone when already taking Bumex and Spironolactone?
I'm taking Bumex and Spironolactone for edema caused by cirrhosis. All of a suddon the edema is not being controlled by those pills. My doctor prescribed Metolazone to take in addition to the other pills. He thinks I'll need them for only 2 weeks. He said the Metolazone is stronger than the other two... Asked by Maryanne Siegle 1 year ago.

I'm taking Bumex and Spironolactone for edema caused by cirrhosis. All of a suddon the edema is not being controlled by those pills. My doctor prescribed Metolazone to take in addition to the other pills. He thinks I'll need them for only 2 weeks. He said the Metolazone is stronger than the other two I'm taking but I found out that it is NOT stronger. Can anyone explain to me why this new diuretic is being prescribed instead of simply increasing the Bumex? Thank you for taking the time to answer me. Answered by Angela Hallmark 1 year ago.

You can keep increasing the dosage of a certain medication, but eventually you reach a point at which increasing the dose doesn't increase the response very much--you have essentially saturated the drug's target. The other option is to use drugs that work by different mechanisms. Metolazone, Bumex, and spironolactone are all diuretics, but they work in different ways. You can conceivably get a synergistic effect from combining them--and at lower doses than you would need if you were just using one or two of the drugs. This could be better, particularly if your doses are high enough to have toxic side effects. Answered by Dayle Bleck 1 year ago.


Can taking bumex help pass a drug test?
Asked by Ross Winett 1 year ago.

No. Anyone that believes that they can get around illegal drug testing is a fool. The labs that do the analyzing just keep improving their detection methods. I had a co-worker that got caught, finally. Go ahead and listen to some of the stupid responses you may or will get. If you are trying to get a job, good luck if you literally "piss it away". Attempting to distort ANY illegal drug test shows serious lack of character, and employers KNOW it. Answered by Rodger Robichaud 1 year ago.

The best way to pass a drug test is not to take any in the first place - simple!! Answered by Palma Pikul 1 year ago.


How do you pronounce demadex, lasix and bumex?
how do you pronounce hydrodiuril, lozol, zaroxolyn, diuril, aldactone, dyazide??? Asked by Angelo Uballe 1 year ago.

dem uh dex lay six buu mex' hydro die ur il die ur il zuh rox e lyn al daac tone die uh zide Answered by Karin Lanquist 1 year ago.


Is there any medicines that should not be taken during radiation?
I will be starting radiation in a few weeks due to uterine cancer. I had been on tenormin, metformin and bumex prior to my surgery and my doctor told me that I could resume use as needed. So far my sugar has stayed under 145, my water retention has been managable with rest and my heart hasn't palpitated. ... Asked by Randi Elcock 1 year ago.

I will be starting radiation in a few weeks due to uterine cancer. I had been on tenormin, metformin and bumex prior to my surgery and my doctor told me that I could resume use as needed. So far my sugar has stayed under 145, my water retention has been managable with rest and my heart hasn't palpitated. Since two of these meds cause me to be tired I thought it would be best to stay off during treatment. If anyone knows of any of the meds contraindicate with radiation treatments please let me know. Thanks Answered by Manuel Primrose 1 year ago.

Before you start radiation treatments it is standard practice for the radiation oncologist or his nurse to ask you for a complete list of all RX meds and OTC meds currently being taken. Also you should be asked to list all vitamins, minerals, herbal supplements, etc that you take on a regular basis. The Dr will then return the list telling you if there are any contraindications. I had to quit taking many of the supplements and antioxidants I normally take. I doubt the metformin or bumex will cause any problems but that is something for your Dr to decide. If you are not asked to make up a list such as I've described prior to starting your treatments I'd be asking the radiation oncologist why this had not been done already. good luck with your treatments Answered by Demetra Greenup 1 year ago.

All of those meds are fine to take during radiation. Radiation induced fatigue usually doesn't start for a few weeks--some people don't experience fatigue at all. Monitor your BPs and sugars closely, if you need to take the meds, then take them. Answered by Crysta Hepner 1 year ago.

No,I dont think it should affect with your radiation although expect to be more tired from the radiation cessions but that is as expected.Goodluck! Answered by Allan Milnor 1 year ago.


I want to know if there is a diuretic pill, that doesnt cause you to retain potassium?
Asked by Maryjo Bogguess 1 year ago.

yes there is Lasix and Bumex. Answered by Scottie Battie 1 year ago.

Most diuretics sold in the US do not cause you to retain potassium...losing potassium is a danger with most! There are 'potassium sparing' diuretics. Ask your doctor, as you would need a prescription (and have a medical condition requiring it)! Answered by Deetta Schrecker 1 year ago.

most do not cause potassium retention, the worst one that does cause potassium retention is spironolactone because it also promotes tumors. The two cheapest and safest diuretics are hydrochorothiazide and furosemide. Answered by Cathy Miler 1 year ago.


What is the best diuretics that you can get from a Pharmacy?
I'd like someone to tell me some that are actually effective and do what they are supposed to do. Asked by Lorean Rofkahr 1 year ago.

With a prescription, furosemide or Bumex. Answered by Madelene Calemine 1 year ago.


Do i have a serious problem?
i have so much twitching in my muscles can any body tell me whats going on Asked by Clora Deberry 1 year ago.

Are you taking any medications such as Lasix or Bumex? Taking a water pill will sometimes flush the potassium out of your system leading to the kind of muscle twitching you're describing. Make an appointment with your primary care physician and report your symptoms to him/her. Only a medical professional can accurately diagnose what your problem is and how to fix it. Good luck. Answered by Torie Yarris 1 year ago.

you need to go to a neurologist my wife had the same problem and they found that she had MS but that doesn't mean you have the same. you should have a doc check it out. she also gets times where her leg will go numb or different parts of her body. Answered by Hattie Corso 1 year ago.


Heart Failure-How much is too little fluid intake?
@ It's Common Sense, thank you. But I only recently cut back my fluid intake, like, the other day. I am usually a heavy water drinker because I am so thirsty most of the time, and it has finally occurred to me that is why my gut gets and stays so big. I look pregnant! I have been suffering with Edema for... Asked by Latrisha Siluis 1 year ago.

@ It's Common Sense, thank you. But I only recently cut back my fluid intake, like, the other day. I am usually a heavy water drinker because I am so thirsty most of the time, and it has finally occurred to me that is why my gut gets and stays so big. I look pregnant! I have been suffering with Edema for years. I don't drink soda or juice at all. Just water and a cup of decaf coffee sometimes. I can handle very little caffeine anymore. I held back on the water for two days now and the size of my face and stomach has gone down. It's a big difference. I feel better. Answered by Aubrey Witbeck 1 year ago.

Depending on the degree of your heart failure and if you are on any diuretics such as lasix, bumex, spironolactone, etc. you may need to alter your intake of water. As a normal, it is usually suggested that you drink less than 2 liters of fluid a day. I would not drink less than 1 liter a day for sure. If you are on a diuretic (or water pill) I would drink around a liter and a half a day. The best way to tell however if you are retaining fluid is the severity of your edema. What you need to do is weigh yourself every morning at the same time before breakfast. A weight gain of more than 2 pounds over a single day is an indicator that you are retaining too much fluid and you will need to decrease the amount of water or fluids that you take in. Keep a calender of your weight everyday and write that down as well as how much you drink that day. This will help you to find the right amount to drink everyday to keep your weight stable. This is what we do in the hospitals for our patients with heart failure and it is the best way to monitor your condition. Hope this helps!! Answered by Reta Selleck 1 year ago.

Edema is a symptom of dehydration. The body has no place to store water, and so when you don't drink enough (which you aren't doing) the kidneys will be instructed to hold onto additional salt, because salt retains water and this is the body's only way to try and hold onto the water that it's short of. The way to correct edema is to increase your water intake while avoiding salt. Using a diuretic to fix the problem eliminates the excess salt, but in order to do this, it also eliminates too much water, leaving you in a dehydrated state. You need to increase just your water intake - but do it gradually. Start out with just a liter or two the first day and increase it as time goes by as much as your body is able to handle it. A general rule of thumb is water in = water out. Leave soft drinks and other water substitutes alone. While these may contain water, the body does not use this water - these beverages contribute to dehydration. Answered by Donald Arrellin 1 year ago.

If you are on a water pill, you need to drink more water. Try gum and lemon drops for your thirst. Answered by Jacob Colaizzo 1 year ago.


For a doctor.... excessive fluid retention, ascites, hypoxemia, increased co2 and CHF, what is 1st step treatm
Asked by Abbie Weedon 1 year ago.

The first step is to try to improve the patient, symptomatically. That will include rest, sitting upright, and a potent diuretic like Lasix or Bumex. An Oxygen mask will help to imrove oxygenation. But the elevated CO2 suggests that the patient is starting to weaken and is losing the battle. A time on a CPAP machine or a ventilator may be in order, if the patient does not respond adequately. If this is an acute presentation, cardiac enzymes are drawn and an ECG is done to see if an MI (heart attack) occured, which could have triggered the deterioration. If so, then the MI must also be treated. If this is a new presentation and if it's not due to an MI, then a work-up will be initated to see what the cause of the cardiac decompensation was. If this is an exacerbation of a previous CHF patient, then we will try to determine what the patient did or ate to precipitate the crises. It's usually eating or drinking something inappropriate. If so, then a salt-restricted diet, or alcohol abstenance (alcohol is a cardiotoxin) will be prescribed. I have provided a link that explains this in excellent detail. Answered by Clifford Jovel 1 year ago.

The first step is ALWAYS to make sure that the patient has an adequate airway (intubate if necessary) and is receiving enough oxygen. Answered by Oleta Arau 1 year ago.


Is Bumex or Zaroxolyn stronger?
My doctor said that Zaroxolyn is much stronger than Bumex. However, when I try to look up the answer on the internet every site says that Bumex is stronger. Is Zaroxolyn a new drug? That would explain articles saying the Bumex is stronger. If possible would you please give me the web site address of where you... Asked by Chana Mahomly 1 year ago.

My doctor said that Zaroxolyn is much stronger than Bumex. However, when I try to look up the answer on the internet every site says that Bumex is stronger. Is Zaroxolyn a new drug? That would explain articles saying the Bumex is stronger. If possible would you please give me the web site address of where you found he information? I sure do appreciate your help. Thanks. Answered by Anh Kenneally 1 year ago.

Bumex is a loop diuretic while Zaroxolyn is a thiazide-like diuretic. Loop diuretics such as Bumex and Lasix are much more powerful then thiazide diuretics. Bumex and Lasix are what you use for patients in congestive heart failure, liver disease, profound fluid overload. Zaroxolyn and HCTZ just won't do much in those situations. Answered by Joseph Piccinini 1 year ago.


Why take metolazone when already taking Bumex and Spironolactone?
I'm taking Bumex and Spironolactone for edema caused by cirrhosis. All of a suddon the edema is not being controlled by those pills. My doctor prescribed Metolazone to take in addition to the other pills. He thinks I'll need them for only 2 weeks. He said the Metolazone is stronger than the other two... Asked by Edgardo Mowat 1 year ago.

I'm taking Bumex and Spironolactone for edema caused by cirrhosis. All of a suddon the edema is not being controlled by those pills. My doctor prescribed Metolazone to take in addition to the other pills. He thinks I'll need them for only 2 weeks. He said the Metolazone is stronger than the other two I'm taking but I found out that it is NOT stronger. Can anyone explain to me why this new diuretic is being prescribed instead of simply increasing the Bumex? Thank you for taking the time to answer me. Answered by Rudolph Dearinger 1 year ago.

You can keep increasing the dosage of a certain medication, but eventually you reach a point at which increasing the dose doesn't increase the response very much--you have essentially saturated the drug's target. The other option is to use drugs that work by different mechanisms. Metolazone, Bumex, and spironolactone are all diuretics, but they work in different ways. You can conceivably get a synergistic effect from combining them--and at lower doses than you would need if you were just using one or two of the drugs. This could be better, particularly if your doses are high enough to have toxic side effects. Answered by Sasha Cleve 1 year ago.


Can taking bumex help pass a drug test?
Asked by Maurice Mollette 1 year ago.

No. Anyone that believes that they can get around illegal drug testing is a fool. The labs that do the analyzing just keep improving their detection methods. I had a co-worker that got caught, finally. Go ahead and listen to some of the stupid responses you may or will get. If you are trying to get a job, good luck if you literally "piss it away". Attempting to distort ANY illegal drug test shows serious lack of character, and employers KNOW it. Answered by Katheleen Gillick 1 year ago.

The best way to pass a drug test is not to take any in the first place - simple!! Answered by Monika Avenoso 1 year ago.


How do you pronounce demadex, lasix and bumex?
how do you pronounce hydrodiuril, lozol, zaroxolyn, diuril, aldactone, dyazide??? Asked by Myrtice Toran 1 year ago.

dem uh dex lay six buu mex' hydro die ur il die ur il zuh rox e lyn al daac tone die uh zide Answered by Raeann Stice 1 year ago.


Is there any medicines that should not be taken during radiation?
I will be starting radiation in a few weeks due to uterine cancer. I had been on tenormin, metformin and bumex prior to my surgery and my doctor told me that I could resume use as needed. So far my sugar has stayed under 145, my water retention has been managable with rest and my heart hasn't palpitated. ... Asked by Mason Ince 1 year ago.

I will be starting radiation in a few weeks due to uterine cancer. I had been on tenormin, metformin and bumex prior to my surgery and my doctor told me that I could resume use as needed. So far my sugar has stayed under 145, my water retention has been managable with rest and my heart hasn't palpitated. Since two of these meds cause me to be tired I thought it would be best to stay off during treatment. If anyone knows of any of the meds contraindicate with radiation treatments please let me know. Thanks Answered by Jeromy Hammed 1 year ago.

Before you start radiation treatments it is standard practice for the radiation oncologist or his nurse to ask you for a complete list of all RX meds and OTC meds currently being taken. Also you should be asked to list all vitamins, minerals, herbal supplements, etc that you take on a regular basis. The Dr will then return the list telling you if there are any contraindications. I had to quit taking many of the supplements and antioxidants I normally take. I doubt the metformin or bumex will cause any problems but that is something for your Dr to decide. If you are not asked to make up a list such as I've described prior to starting your treatments I'd be asking the radiation oncologist why this had not been done already. good luck with your treatments Answered by Marquita Lemm 1 year ago.

All of those meds are fine to take during radiation. Radiation induced fatigue usually doesn't start for a few weeks--some people don't experience fatigue at all. Monitor your BPs and sugars closely, if you need to take the meds, then take them. Answered by Signe Giff 1 year ago.

No,I dont think it should affect with your radiation although expect to be more tired from the radiation cessions but that is as expected.Goodluck! Answered by Sherri Chicca 1 year ago.


I want to know if there is a diuretic pill, that doesnt cause you to retain potassium?
Asked by Kermit Auxilien 1 year ago.

yes there is Lasix and Bumex. Answered by Dagmar Tucciarone 1 year ago.

Most diuretics sold in the US do not cause you to retain potassium...losing potassium is a danger with most! There are 'potassium sparing' diuretics. Ask your doctor, as you would need a prescription (and have a medical condition requiring it)! Answered by Kermit Mitrani 1 year ago.

most do not cause potassium retention, the worst one that does cause potassium retention is spironolactone because it also promotes tumors. The two cheapest and safest diuretics are hydrochorothiazide and furosemide. Answered by Lola Esser 1 year ago.


What is the best diuretics that you can get from a Pharmacy?
I'd like someone to tell me some that are actually effective and do what they are supposed to do. Asked by Israel Corazza 1 year ago.

With a prescription, furosemide or Bumex. Answered by Delorse Reier 1 year ago.


Do i have a serious problem?
i have so much twitching in my muscles can any body tell me whats going on Asked by Fermina Majorga 1 year ago.

Are you taking any medications such as Lasix or Bumex? Taking a water pill will sometimes flush the potassium out of your system leading to the kind of muscle twitching you're describing. Make an appointment with your primary care physician and report your symptoms to him/her. Only a medical professional can accurately diagnose what your problem is and how to fix it. Good luck. Answered by Eldridge Simino 1 year ago.

you need to go to a neurologist my wife had the same problem and they found that she had MS but that doesn't mean you have the same. you should have a doc check it out. she also gets times where her leg will go numb or different parts of her body. Answered by Mitzie Philben 1 year ago.


Heart Failure-How much is too little fluid intake?
@ It's Common Sense, thank you. But I only recently cut back my fluid intake, like, the other day. I am usually a heavy water drinker because I am so thirsty most of the time, and it has finally occurred to me that is why my gut gets and stays so big. I look pregnant! I have been suffering with Edema for... Asked by Jody Ainge 1 year ago.

@ It's Common Sense, thank you. But I only recently cut back my fluid intake, like, the other day. I am usually a heavy water drinker because I am so thirsty most of the time, and it has finally occurred to me that is why my gut gets and stays so big. I look pregnant! I have been suffering with Edema for years. I don't drink soda or juice at all. Just water and a cup of decaf coffee sometimes. I can handle very little caffeine anymore. I held back on the water for two days now and the size of my face and stomach has gone down. It's a big difference. I feel better. Answered by Broderick Deglopper 1 year ago.

Depending on the degree of your heart failure and if you are on any diuretics such as lasix, bumex, spironolactone, etc. you may need to alter your intake of water. As a normal, it is usually suggested that you drink less than 2 liters of fluid a day. I would not drink less than 1 liter a day for sure. If you are on a diuretic (or water pill) I would drink around a liter and a half a day. The best way to tell however if you are retaining fluid is the severity of your edema. What you need to do is weigh yourself every morning at the same time before breakfast. A weight gain of more than 2 pounds over a single day is an indicator that you are retaining too much fluid and you will need to decrease the amount of water or fluids that you take in. Keep a calender of your weight everyday and write that down as well as how much you drink that day. This will help you to find the right amount to drink everyday to keep your weight stable. This is what we do in the hospitals for our patients with heart failure and it is the best way to monitor your condition. Hope this helps!! Answered by Ladawn Hoon 1 year ago.

Edema is a symptom of dehydration. The body has no place to store water, and so when you don't drink enough (which you aren't doing) the kidneys will be instructed to hold onto additional salt, because salt retains water and this is the body's only way to try and hold onto the water that it's short of. The way to correct edema is to increase your water intake while avoiding salt. Using a diuretic to fix the problem eliminates the excess salt, but in order to do this, it also eliminates too much water, leaving you in a dehydrated state. You need to increase just your water intake - but do it gradually. Start out with just a liter or two the first day and increase it as time goes by as much as your body is able to handle it. A general rule of thumb is water in = water out. Leave soft drinks and other water substitutes alone. While these may contain water, the body does not use this water - these beverages contribute to dehydration. Answered by Elenore Tuomi 1 year ago.

If you are on a water pill, you need to drink more water. Try gum and lemon drops for your thirst. Answered by Ardelia Langholdt 1 year ago.


For a doctor.... excessive fluid retention, ascites, hypoxemia, increased co2 and CHF, what is 1st step treatm
Asked by Iesha Trompeter 1 year ago.

The first step is to try to improve the patient, symptomatically. That will include rest, sitting upright, and a potent diuretic like Lasix or Bumex. An Oxygen mask will help to imrove oxygenation. But the elevated CO2 suggests that the patient is starting to weaken and is losing the battle. A time on a CPAP machine or a ventilator may be in order, if the patient does not respond adequately. If this is an acute presentation, cardiac enzymes are drawn and an ECG is done to see if an MI (heart attack) occured, which could have triggered the deterioration. If so, then the MI must also be treated. If this is a new presentation and if it's not due to an MI, then a work-up will be initated to see what the cause of the cardiac decompensation was. If this is an exacerbation of a previous CHF patient, then we will try to determine what the patient did or ate to precipitate the crises. It's usually eating or drinking something inappropriate. If so, then a salt-restricted diet, or alcohol abstenance (alcohol is a cardiotoxin) will be prescribed. I have provided a link that explains this in excellent detail. Answered by Nannie Donart 1 year ago.

The first step is ALWAYS to make sure that the patient has an adequate airway (intubate if necessary) and is receiving enough oxygen. Answered by Shona Neugin 1 year ago.


Is Bumex or Zaroxolyn stronger?
My doctor said that Zaroxolyn is much stronger than Bumex. However, when I try to look up the answer on the internet every site says that Bumex is stronger. Is Zaroxolyn a new drug? That would explain articles saying the Bumex is stronger. If possible would you please give me the web site address of where you... Asked by Gabriel Avey 1 year ago.

My doctor said that Zaroxolyn is much stronger than Bumex. However, when I try to look up the answer on the internet every site says that Bumex is stronger. Is Zaroxolyn a new drug? That would explain articles saying the Bumex is stronger. If possible would you please give me the web site address of where you found he information? I sure do appreciate your help. Thanks. Answered by Jen Milderberger 1 year ago.

Bumex is a loop diuretic while Zaroxolyn is a thiazide-like diuretic. Loop diuretics such as Bumex and Lasix are much more powerful then thiazide diuretics. Bumex and Lasix are what you use for patients in congestive heart failure, liver disease, profound fluid overload. Zaroxolyn and HCTZ just won't do much in those situations. Answered by Roselee Vair 1 year ago.


Why take metolazone when already taking Bumex and Spironolactone?
I'm taking Bumex and Spironolactone for edema caused by cirrhosis. All of a suddon the edema is not being controlled by those pills. My doctor prescribed Metolazone to take in addition to the other pills. He thinks I'll need them for only 2 weeks. He said the Metolazone is stronger than the other two... Asked by Margareta Thoe 1 year ago.

I'm taking Bumex and Spironolactone for edema caused by cirrhosis. All of a suddon the edema is not being controlled by those pills. My doctor prescribed Metolazone to take in addition to the other pills. He thinks I'll need them for only 2 weeks. He said the Metolazone is stronger than the other two I'm taking but I found out that it is NOT stronger. Can anyone explain to me why this new diuretic is being prescribed instead of simply increasing the Bumex? Thank you for taking the time to answer me. Answered by Elvia Marki 1 year ago.

You can keep increasing the dosage of a certain medication, but eventually you reach a point at which increasing the dose doesn't increase the response very much--you have essentially saturated the drug's target. The other option is to use drugs that work by different mechanisms. Metolazone, Bumex, and spironolactone are all diuretics, but they work in different ways. You can conceivably get a synergistic effect from combining them--and at lower doses than you would need if you were just using one or two of the drugs. This could be better, particularly if your doses are high enough to have toxic side effects. Answered by Charlie Soesbe 1 year ago.


Can taking bumex help pass a drug test?
Asked by Merrill Turtle 1 year ago.

No. Anyone that believes that they can get around illegal drug testing is a fool. The labs that do the analyzing just keep improving their detection methods. I had a co-worker that got caught, finally. Go ahead and listen to some of the stupid responses you may or will get. If you are trying to get a job, good luck if you literally "piss it away". Attempting to distort ANY illegal drug test shows serious lack of character, and employers KNOW it. Answered by Helene Grageda 1 year ago.

The best way to pass a drug test is not to take any in the first place - simple!! Answered by Cher Basilio 1 year ago.


How do you pronounce demadex, lasix and bumex?
how do you pronounce hydrodiuril, lozol, zaroxolyn, diuril, aldactone, dyazide??? Asked by Takako Revis 1 year ago.

dem uh dex lay six buu mex' hydro die ur il die ur il zuh rox e lyn al daac tone die uh zide Answered by Harry Furtak 1 year ago.


Is there any medicines that should not be taken during radiation?
I will be starting radiation in a few weeks due to uterine cancer. I had been on tenormin, metformin and bumex prior to my surgery and my doctor told me that I could resume use as needed. So far my sugar has stayed under 145, my water retention has been managable with rest and my heart hasn't palpitated. ... Asked by Latonya Wandell 1 year ago.

I will be starting radiation in a few weeks due to uterine cancer. I had been on tenormin, metformin and bumex prior to my surgery and my doctor told me that I could resume use as needed. So far my sugar has stayed under 145, my water retention has been managable with rest and my heart hasn't palpitated. Since two of these meds cause me to be tired I thought it would be best to stay off during treatment. If anyone knows of any of the meds contraindicate with radiation treatments please let me know. Thanks Answered by Britany Macoreno 1 year ago.

Before you start radiation treatments it is standard practice for the radiation oncologist or his nurse to ask you for a complete list of all RX meds and OTC meds currently being taken. Also you should be asked to list all vitamins, minerals, herbal supplements, etc that you take on a regular basis. The Dr will then return the list telling you if there are any contraindications. I had to quit taking many of the supplements and antioxidants I normally take. I doubt the metformin or bumex will cause any problems but that is something for your Dr to decide. If you are not asked to make up a list such as I've described prior to starting your treatments I'd be asking the radiation oncologist why this had not been done already. good luck with your treatments Answered by Stan Tallant 1 year ago.

All of those meds are fine to take during radiation. Radiation induced fatigue usually doesn't start for a few weeks--some people don't experience fatigue at all. Monitor your BPs and sugars closely, if you need to take the meds, then take them. Answered by Shelly Cobio 1 year ago.

No,I dont think it should affect with your radiation although expect to be more tired from the radiation cessions but that is as expected.Goodluck! Answered by Diego Gehlert 1 year ago.


I want to know if there is a diuretic pill, that doesnt cause you to retain potassium?
Asked by Stephen Locklin 1 year ago.

yes there is Lasix and Bumex. Answered by Gennie Ghere 1 year ago.

Most diuretics sold in the US do not cause you to retain potassium...losing potassium is a danger with most! There are 'potassium sparing' diuretics. Ask your doctor, as you would need a prescription (and have a medical condition requiring it)! Answered by Charles Kronenberg 1 year ago.

most do not cause potassium retention, the worst one that does cause potassium retention is spironolactone because it also promotes tumors. The two cheapest and safest diuretics are hydrochorothiazide and furosemide. Answered by Cyndy Chiz 1 year ago.


What is the best diuretics that you can get from a Pharmacy?
I'd like someone to tell me some that are actually effective and do what they are supposed to do. Asked by Micheal Longacre 1 year ago.

With a prescription, furosemide or Bumex. Answered by Kaitlin Instasi 1 year ago.


Do i have a serious problem?
i have so much twitching in my muscles can any body tell me whats going on Asked by Minna Laurenitis 1 year ago.

Are you taking any medications such as Lasix or Bumex? Taking a water pill will sometimes flush the potassium out of your system leading to the kind of muscle twitching you're describing. Make an appointment with your primary care physician and report your symptoms to him/her. Only a medical professional can accurately diagnose what your problem is and how to fix it. Good luck. Answered by Rosanne Hostettler 1 year ago.

you need to go to a neurologist my wife had the same problem and they found that she had MS but that doesn't mean you have the same. you should have a doc check it out. she also gets times where her leg will go numb or different parts of her body. Answered by Vinnie Eppenger 1 year ago.


Heart Failure-How much is too little fluid intake?
@ It's Common Sense, thank you. But I only recently cut back my fluid intake, like, the other day. I am usually a heavy water drinker because I am so thirsty most of the time, and it has finally occurred to me that is why my gut gets and stays so big. I look pregnant! I have been suffering with Edema for... Asked by Carmel Mouser 1 year ago.

@ It's Common Sense, thank you. But I only recently cut back my fluid intake, like, the other day. I am usually a heavy water drinker because I am so thirsty most of the time, and it has finally occurred to me that is why my gut gets and stays so big. I look pregnant! I have been suffering with Edema for years. I don't drink soda or juice at all. Just water and a cup of decaf coffee sometimes. I can handle very little caffeine anymore. I held back on the water for two days now and the size of my face and stomach has gone down. It's a big difference. I feel better. Answered by Donnie Barnell 1 year ago.

Depending on the degree of your heart failure and if you are on any diuretics such as lasix, bumex, spironolactone, etc. you may need to alter your intake of water. As a normal, it is usually suggested that you drink less than 2 liters of fluid a day. I would not drink less than 1 liter a day for sure. If you are on a diuretic (or water pill) I would drink around a liter and a half a day. The best way to tell however if you are retaining fluid is the severity of your edema. What you need to do is weigh yourself every morning at the same time before breakfast. A weight gain of more than 2 pounds over a single day is an indicator that you are retaining too much fluid and you will need to decrease the amount of water or fluids that you take in. Keep a calender of your weight everyday and write that down as well as how much you drink that day. This will help you to find the right amount to drink everyday to keep your weight stable. This is what we do in the hospitals for our patients with heart failure and it is the best way to monitor your condition. Hope this helps!! Answered by Nan Hershey 1 year ago.

Edema is a symptom of dehydration. The body has no place to store water, and so when you don't drink enough (which you aren't doing) the kidneys will be instructed to hold onto additional salt, because salt retains water and this is the body's only way to try and hold onto the water that it's short of. The way to correct edema is to increase your water intake while avoiding salt. Using a diuretic to fix the problem eliminates the excess salt, but in order to do this, it also eliminates too much water, leaving you in a dehydrated state. You need to increase just your water intake - but do it gradually. Start out with just a liter or two the first day and increase it as time goes by as much as your body is able to handle it. A general rule of thumb is water in = water out. Leave soft drinks and other water substitutes alone. While these may contain water, the body does not use this water - these beverages contribute to dehydration. Answered by Kennith Lyford 1 year ago.

If you are on a water pill, you need to drink more water. Try gum and lemon drops for your thirst. Answered by Grace Respicio 1 year ago.


For a doctor.... excessive fluid retention, ascites, hypoxemia, increased co2 and CHF, what is 1st step treatm
Asked by Ira Mcgory 1 year ago.

The first step is to try to improve the patient, symptomatically. That will include rest, sitting upright, and a potent diuretic like Lasix or Bumex. An Oxygen mask will help to imrove oxygenation. But the elevated CO2 suggests that the patient is starting to weaken and is losing the battle. A time on a CPAP machine or a ventilator may be in order, if the patient does not respond adequately. If this is an acute presentation, cardiac enzymes are drawn and an ECG is done to see if an MI (heart attack) occured, which could have triggered the deterioration. If so, then the MI must also be treated. If this is a new presentation and if it's not due to an MI, then a work-up will be initated to see what the cause of the cardiac decompensation was. If this is an exacerbation of a previous CHF patient, then we will try to determine what the patient did or ate to precipitate the crises. It's usually eating or drinking something inappropriate. If so, then a salt-restricted diet, or alcohol abstenance (alcohol is a cardiotoxin) will be prescribed. I have provided a link that explains this in excellent detail. Answered by Danny Brackenridge 1 year ago.

The first step is ALWAYS to make sure that the patient has an adequate airway (intubate if necessary) and is receiving enough oxygen. Answered by Alphonse Santelli 1 year ago.


Is Bumex or Zaroxolyn stronger?
My doctor said that Zaroxolyn is much stronger than Bumex. However, when I try to look up the answer on the internet every site says that Bumex is stronger. Is Zaroxolyn a new drug? That would explain articles saying the Bumex is stronger. If possible would you please give me the web site address of where you... Asked by Roxy Krys 1 year ago.

My doctor said that Zaroxolyn is much stronger than Bumex. However, when I try to look up the answer on the internet every site says that Bumex is stronger. Is Zaroxolyn a new drug? That would explain articles saying the Bumex is stronger. If possible would you please give me the web site address of where you found he information? I sure do appreciate your help. Thanks. Answered by Marta Macnab 1 year ago.

Bumex is a loop diuretic while Zaroxolyn is a thiazide-like diuretic. Loop diuretics such as Bumex and Lasix are much more powerful then thiazide diuretics. Bumex and Lasix are what you use for patients in congestive heart failure, liver disease, profound fluid overload. Zaroxolyn and HCTZ just won't do much in those situations. Answered by Athena Domingos 1 year ago.


Why take metolazone when already taking Bumex and Spironolactone?
I'm taking Bumex and Spironolactone for edema caused by cirrhosis. All of a suddon the edema is not being controlled by those pills. My doctor prescribed Metolazone to take in addition to the other pills. He thinks I'll need them for only 2 weeks. He said the Metolazone is stronger than the other two... Asked by Alonzo Baxley 1 year ago.

I'm taking Bumex and Spironolactone for edema caused by cirrhosis. All of a suddon the edema is not being controlled by those pills. My doctor prescribed Metolazone to take in addition to the other pills. He thinks I'll need them for only 2 weeks. He said the Metolazone is stronger than the other two I'm taking but I found out that it is NOT stronger. Can anyone explain to me why this new diuretic is being prescribed instead of simply increasing the Bumex? Thank you for taking the time to answer me. Answered by Kenda Crosthwaite 1 year ago.

You can keep increasing the dosage of a certain medication, but eventually you reach a point at which increasing the dose doesn't increase the response very much--you have essentially saturated the drug's target. The other option is to use drugs that work by different mechanisms. Metolazone, Bumex, and spironolactone are all diuretics, but they work in different ways. You can conceivably get a synergistic effect from combining them--and at lower doses than you would need if you were just using one or two of the drugs. This could be better, particularly if your doses are high enough to have toxic side effects. Answered by Kurt Pietila 1 year ago.


Can taking bumex help pass a drug test?
Asked by Kendal Idris 1 year ago.

No. Anyone that believes that they can get around illegal drug testing is a fool. The labs that do the analyzing just keep improving their detection methods. I had a co-worker that got caught, finally. Go ahead and listen to some of the stupid responses you may or will get. If you are trying to get a job, good luck if you literally "piss it away". Attempting to distort ANY illegal drug test shows serious lack of character, and employers KNOW it. Answered by Mitchel Cower 1 year ago.

The best way to pass a drug test is not to take any in the first place - simple!! Answered by Summer Hertz 1 year ago.


How do you pronounce demadex, lasix and bumex?
how do you pronounce hydrodiuril, lozol, zaroxolyn, diuril, aldactone, dyazide??? Asked by Dean Klotzbach 1 year ago.

dem uh dex lay six buu mex' hydro die ur il die ur il zuh rox e lyn al daac tone die uh zide Answered by Marylouise Shoger 1 year ago.


Is there any medicines that should not be taken during radiation?
I will be starting radiation in a few weeks due to uterine cancer. I had been on tenormin, metformin and bumex prior to my surgery and my doctor told me that I could resume use as needed. So far my sugar has stayed under 145, my water retention has been managable with rest and my heart hasn't palpitated. ... Asked by Sheri Holka 1 year ago.

I will be starting radiation in a few weeks due to uterine cancer. I had been on tenormin, metformin and bumex prior to my surgery and my doctor told me that I could resume use as needed. So far my sugar has stayed under 145, my water retention has been managable with rest and my heart hasn't palpitated. Since two of these meds cause me to be tired I thought it would be best to stay off during treatment. If anyone knows of any of the meds contraindicate with radiation treatments please let me know. Thanks Answered by Anisha Louria 1 year ago.

Before you start radiation treatments it is standard practice for the radiation oncologist or his nurse to ask you for a complete list of all RX meds and OTC meds currently being taken. Also you should be asked to list all vitamins, minerals, herbal supplements, etc that you take on a regular basis. The Dr will then return the list telling you if there are any contraindications. I had to quit taking many of the supplements and antioxidants I normally take. I doubt the metformin or bumex will cause any problems but that is something for your Dr to decide. If you are not asked to make up a list such as I've described prior to starting your treatments I'd be asking the radiation oncologist why this had not been done already. good luck with your treatments Answered by Hester Gravito 1 year ago.

All of those meds are fine to take during radiation. Radiation induced fatigue usually doesn't start for a few weeks--some people don't experience fatigue at all. Monitor your BPs and sugars closely, if you need to take the meds, then take them. Answered by Quincy Staner 1 year ago.

No,I dont think it should affect with your radiation although expect to be more tired from the radiation cessions but that is as expected.Goodluck! Answered by Lashanda Harvest 1 year ago.


I want to know if there is a diuretic pill, that doesnt cause you to retain potassium?
Asked by Vannesa Caron 1 year ago.

yes there is Lasix and Bumex. Answered by Thersa Bosse 1 year ago.

Most diuretics sold in the US do not cause you to retain potassium...losing potassium is a danger with most! There are 'potassium sparing' diuretics. Ask your doctor, as you would need a prescription (and have a medical condition requiring it)! Answered by Ludie Wyandt 1 year ago.

most do not cause potassium retention, the worst one that does cause potassium retention is spironolactone because it also promotes tumors. The two cheapest and safest diuretics are hydrochorothiazide and furosemide. Answered by Houston Kubiszewski 1 year ago.


What is the best diuretics that you can get from a Pharmacy?
I'd like someone to tell me some that are actually effective and do what they are supposed to do. Asked by Rolando Holeman 1 year ago.

With a prescription, furosemide or Bumex. Answered by Bonny Gullung 1 year ago.


Do i have a serious problem?
i have so much twitching in my muscles can any body tell me whats going on Asked by Pei Bloxom 1 year ago.

Are you taking any medications such as Lasix or Bumex? Taking a water pill will sometimes flush the potassium out of your system leading to the kind of muscle twitching you're describing. Make an appointment with your primary care physician and report your symptoms to him/her. Only a medical professional can accurately diagnose what your problem is and how to fix it. Good luck. Answered by Nova Savaria 1 year ago.

you need to go to a neurologist my wife had the same problem and they found that she had MS but that doesn't mean you have the same. you should have a doc check it out. she also gets times where her leg will go numb or different parts of her body. Answered by Celestine Maciejewski 1 year ago.


Heart Failure-How much is too little fluid intake?
@ It's Common Sense, thank you. But I only recently cut back my fluid intake, like, the other day. I am usually a heavy water drinker because I am so thirsty most of the time, and it has finally occurred to me that is why my gut gets and stays so big. I look pregnant! I have been suffering with Edema for... Asked by Donna Schwenke 1 year ago.

@ It's Common Sense, thank you. But I only recently cut back my fluid intake, like, the other day. I am usually a heavy water drinker because I am so thirsty most of the time, and it has finally occurred to me that is why my gut gets and stays so big. I look pregnant! I have been suffering with Edema for years. I don't drink soda or juice at all. Just water and a cup of decaf coffee sometimes. I can handle very little caffeine anymore. I held back on the water for two days now and the size of my face and stomach has gone down. It's a big difference. I feel better. Answered by Arcelia Violetta 1 year ago.

Depending on the degree of your heart failure and if you are on any diuretics such as lasix, bumex, spironolactone, etc. you may need to alter your intake of water. As a normal, it is usually suggested that you drink less than 2 liters of fluid a day. I would not drink less than 1 liter a day for sure. If you are on a diuretic (or water pill) I would drink around a liter and a half a day. The best way to tell however if you are retaining fluid is the severity of your edema. What you need to do is weigh yourself every morning at the same time before breakfast. A weight gain of more than 2 pounds over a single day is an indicator that you are retaining too much fluid and you will need to decrease the amount of water or fluids that you take in. Keep a calender of your weight everyday and write that down as well as how much you drink that day. This will help you to find the right amount to drink everyday to keep your weight stable. This is what we do in the hospitals for our patients with heart failure and it is the best way to monitor your condition. Hope this helps!! Answered by Jamaal Stieff 1 year ago.

Edema is a symptom of dehydration. The body has no place to store water, and so when you don't drink enough (which you aren't doing) the kidneys will be instructed to hold onto additional salt, because salt retains water and this is the body's only way to try and hold onto the water that it's short of. The way to correct edema is to increase your water intake while avoiding salt. Using a diuretic to fix the problem eliminates the excess salt, but in order to do this, it also eliminates too much water, leaving you in a dehydrated state. You need to increase just your water intake - but do it gradually. Start out with just a liter or two the first day and increase it as time goes by as much as your body is able to handle it. A general rule of thumb is water in = water out. Leave soft drinks and other water substitutes alone. While these may contain water, the body does not use this water - these beverages contribute to dehydration. Answered by Verna Kindermann 1 year ago.

If you are on a water pill, you need to drink more water. Try gum and lemon drops for your thirst. Answered by Tabitha Spragins 1 year ago.


For a doctor.... excessive fluid retention, ascites, hypoxemia, increased co2 and CHF, what is 1st step treatm
Asked by Donita Ingold 1 year ago.

The first step is to try to improve the patient, symptomatically. That will include rest, sitting upright, and a potent diuretic like Lasix or Bumex. An Oxygen mask will help to imrove oxygenation. But the elevated CO2 suggests that the patient is starting to weaken and is losing the battle. A time on a CPAP machine or a ventilator may be in order, if the patient does not respond adequately. If this is an acute presentation, cardiac enzymes are drawn and an ECG is done to see if an MI (heart attack) occured, which could have triggered the deterioration. If so, then the MI must also be treated. If this is a new presentation and if it's not due to an MI, then a work-up will be initated to see what the cause of the cardiac decompensation was. If this is an exacerbation of a previous CHF patient, then we will try to determine what the patient did or ate to precipitate the crises. It's usually eating or drinking something inappropriate. If so, then a salt-restricted diet, or alcohol abstenance (alcohol is a cardiotoxin) will be prescribed. I have provided a link that explains this in excellent detail. Answered by Jaquelyn Tisher 1 year ago.

The first step is ALWAYS to make sure that the patient has an adequate airway (intubate if necessary) and is receiving enough oxygen. Answered by Ashlyn Piedra 1 year ago.


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