Torsemide IV Uses and How to Use

  • Uses

    This medication is known as a diuretic (the same kind of drug as a "water pill"). It helps your body get rid of extra water by increasing the amount of urine you make. Getting rid of extra water decreases the strain on your heart and blood vessels, thereby lowering high blood pressure and reducing your risk of strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. This effect can also improve symptoms such as trouble breathing and swelling (edema). This injectable form of torsemide is used when the drug cannot be taken by mouth or when extra water must be removed quickly, especially in patients with severe medical conditions.

    How To Use

    This medication is given by injection into a vein by a health care professional, usually once daily or as directed by your doctor. Torsemide may be slowly injected over 2 minutes or given by continuous infusion (an IV).

    If you use this drug too close to bedtime, you may need to wake up to urinate. Therefore, it is best to use this medication at least 4 hours before your bedtime. Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have questions about your dosing schedule.

    Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. Remember to use it at the same time each day as directed. It is important to continue using this medication even if you feel well. Most people with high blood pressure do not feel sick. Do not stop using this medication without consulting your doctor.

    Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.