- The medication comes in tablet form. It is taken by mouth, usually once a day.
- You can take it with or without food.
- Bumetanide should be taken at the same times each day to maintain an even level in your blood. However, some people do not need to take it every day, especially those taking it for fluid retention.
- Because the medication increases urination, it is best to take it in the morning (to avoid getting up to use the bathroom throughout the night), unless your healthcare provider instructs you otherwise.
- For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. It will not work if you stop taking it.
Dosing InformationThe dosage that your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
- Other medical conditions you may have
- Other medications you may currently be taking
- How you respond to bumetanide.
As with any medication, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Bumetanide Dosing for more information.)
Drug InteractionsBumetanide can potentially interact with a number of medicines (see Drug Interactions With Bumetanide).
What If I Take an Overdose?People who take too much bumetanide may have overdose symptoms that could include:
- Low blood pressure (hypotension)
- Low electrolytes (especially low potassium, chloride, and sodium).
If you happen to overdose, seek immediate medical attention.
(Click Bumex Overdose for more information.)