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Should or is it recommended to take torsemide,4 20 mg

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Should or is it recommended to take torsemide,4 20 mg tablets,total 80 mg?
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,

Torsemide is a strong diuretic.

It can cause rapid drop in blood pressure at high dosage not to mention dehydration.

High doses are used when low dose is not able to produce enough diuresis or urination.

But given the potential of drop in blood pressure, torsemide can be used in 2 divided doses for better tolerance.

This should be discussed with her doctor also.

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Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 1 year ago.

Hello

The drug is not officially indicated for twice a day dosing.

It is used once a day, and if ineffective the dose is increased, typically.

Using it at night, in fact, might increase your urination at night and keep you awake.

It is not quite clear what you are asking.

But here are the exact dosing guidelines

http://reference.medscape.com/drug/demadex-torsemide-342424

80 would be a very high dose, and should only be used if you have been gradually increased to this.

I am a double board certified US doctor.

Let me know if you have further question.

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