Bumetanide

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking this medication if you have:
 
  • Liver disease, including cirrhosis
  • Kidney disease or kidney failure (renal failure)
  • Diabetes
  • Gout
  • Fluid or electrolyte problems
  • Any allergies, including allergies to sulfa drugs, foods, dyes, or preservatives.
     
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
 
Tell your healthcare provider about all of the medicines you are currently taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Bumetanide to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
 

How Does It Work?

Bumetanide is a diuretic, which is commonly referred to as a "water pill." Specifically, it is known as a "loop diuretic," named after the part of the kidneys it affects (the loop of Henle). It works by increasing the amount of salt and water the kidneys remove from the blood. This extra salt and water is passed out through the urine. By increasing the amount of water removed from the blood, bumetanide causes a decrease in blood volume. As a result, this drug can help with water retention.
 
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Bumetanide Medication

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