Common Uses: This medicine is a loop diuretic used to treat high blood pressure, congestive heart failure, and swelling due to excess body water. It may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Generic Name: E: BUMETANIDE (byoo-MET-a-nide)
[Bumex]. Medications should only be taken in accordance with the advice of your medical professional.
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How to use this Medicine: Follow the directions for using this medicine provided by your doctor. This medicine may be taken on an empty stomach or with food. WHEN YOU FIRST START TAKING THIS MEDICINE, it may cause an increase in urine or in frequency of urination. If you are taking 1 dose daily, take it in the morning to prevent this medicine from affecting your sleep. If you are taking more than 1 dose, take the last dose no later than 6 pm. STORE THIS MEDICINE at room temperature in a tightly-closed container, away from heat and light. IF YOU MISS A DOSE OF THIS MEDICINE, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.
Cautions: DO NOT DRIVE, OPERATE MACHINERY, OR DO ANYTHING ELSE THAT COULD BE DANGEROUS until you know how you react to this medicine. Using this medicine alone, with other medicines, or with alcohol may lessen your ability to drive or to perform other potentially dangerous tasks. YOUR DOCTOR MAY HAVE ALSO PRESCRIBED a potassium supplement for you. If so, follow the dosing carefully. Do not start taking additional potassium on your own or change your diet to include more potassium without first checking with your doctor. BEFORE YOU BEGIN TAKING ANY NEW MEDICINE, either prescription or over-the-counter, check with your doctor or pharmacist. FOR WOMEN: IF YOU PLAN ON BECOMING PREGNANT, discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using this medicine during pregnancy. IT IS UNKNOWN IF THIS MEDICINE IS EXCRETED in breast milk. DO NOT BREAST-FEED while taking this medicine.
Possible Side Effects: SIDE EFFECTS, that may go away during treatment, include dizziness or lightheadedness when sitting up or standing, or nausea. If they continue or are bothersome, check with your doctor. CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR AS SOON AS POSSIBLE if you experience diarrhea, muscle pain or cramps, vomiting, loss of appetite, restlessness, dry mouth, unusual thirst, unusual tiredness or weakness, or rapid or irregular heartbeat. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.
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Drug interactions with over-the-counter
cough medicines : There are two general types of cough medicine that are available
over the counter. (There are also some types of cough medicines with significant
amounts of narcotics like codeine, but these stronger cough medicines are only
available by prescription.) Some over-the counter cough medicines are antitussives.
Dextromethorphan is one of the more common ingredients in antitussives. An antitussive
is a cough suppressant. It works by partially blocking the cough reflex. It
lessens your body's tendency to allow a cough to be triggered involuntarily.
Some common antitussive over-the-counter cough medicines include Triaminic Cold
and Cough, and Vicks 44 Cough and Cold.
The other type of over-the-counter cough medicine is an expectorant. The main
ingredient for over-the-counter expectorants is guaifenesin. Expectorants work
by thinning the mucus that can clog your airway and cause you to cough to clear
it. Some common expectorant over-the-counter cough medicines include Mucinex
and Robitussin Chest Congestion. With any medication, including fairly tame
over-the-counter medications, you always want to be aware of the risk of it
interacting adversely with some other medication - over-the-counter or prescription
- that you are taking. In the case of over-the-counter cough medicine, the primary
risk is consuming too much of an ingredient because you're not aware it's in
multiple medications you're taking. This happens most often because some products
are designed to treat multiple symptoms of, say, a cold. So you need to read
your labels and check the ingredients.
For instance, you may be taking something you think
of as a cough medicine, when in fact if you look closely you'll see that it
treats other symptoms as well. Then if you're also taking something else for
those other symptoms, you could be inadvertently doubling up. You might be taking,
say, an antihistamine, a decongestant, and/or a pain reliever, and if one or
more of these is also contained in your cough medicine, then you may exceed
the recommended dose. Or, your cough medicine may indeed be solely a cough medicine,
but you may be also taking a general cold remedy which itself contains cough
medicine, thus exceeding the recommended dosage in that way. Beyond that, there
is a small risk of an over-the-counter cough medicine interacting adversely
with certain prescription drugs. If you are on any prescription medications,
always ask your doctor before taking cough medicine, or any other medication.
Specifically, some patients taking a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI), a prescription
drug used to treat depression among other conditions, have had problematic interactions
with over-the-counter cough medicines.