Torasemide or Demadex is a loop diuretic and is as effective in 10 -20 mg as furosemide is in 40 mg strengths. It is used in congestive heart failure and hypertension.
Torasemide or Demadex increases the urinary output, decreasing the fluid volume in the body, and thus reducing blood pressure and making it easier for the heart to move the blood through the circulation.
Torasemide or Demadex can cause orthostatic hypotension, gastro intestinal disturbances, muscle cramps, skin rashes, dizziness, tiredness, and headache. All side effects usually are mild and transient.
Because Torasemide or Demadex can cause orthostatic hypotension, people should get up slowly from a lying or sitting position to avoid lightheadedness and fainting.
Torasemide or Demadex does not cause a significant urinary loss of potassium, but it still does cause some loss. Potassium supplementation may be needed.
The relevant product monographs must be regarded as the appropriate sources of prescribing information.