Bumetanide is typically used to treat fluid retention that results from several conditions. By increasing the amount of salt and water that the kidneys remove from the blood and decreasing blood volume, the medication can effectively get rid of excess fluid from the body. Bumetanide is available in tablet form, and is generally taken once a day.
What Is Bumetanide?
Bumetanide (Bumex®) is a prescription medicine that is used to treat fluid retention due to several causes. It is part of a class of medicines known as diuretics.
As with any medicine, side effects are possible with bumetanide. However, not everyone who takes it will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate the medication quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
The most common side effects of bumetanide include:
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