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Does Anyone Take Torsemide 20 Mg Diuretic For Abdominal Swelling?

Does Anyone Take Torsemide 20 Mg Diuretic For Abdominal Swelling?

My cardiologists took me off Lasix 80 mg yesterday and put me on Torsemide 20 mg BID. A nurse I know told me her mother's doctor put her on it. After five days she went into kidney failure. My cardiologists said it controls abdominal fluid over load better than Lasix. If you are familiar with this drug, I would appreciate some feed back from you.
Thanks
LB

A myPHteam Member said:

Weight gain in abdomen and shortness of breath, led me on journey to cardiologist and the dicovery I have PH. After stress test, echos, pulmonary function tests and Left/Right heart cath I was put on torsemide and potassium and a referral to my Pulmonary Specialist, another echo and agreement of this RX treatment. After follow up visits to both doctors, They both said I was doing well and to follow up again in a year.
Both appointments are coming up in Dec and January. ❣ V

posted 10 months ago
A myPHteam Member said:

Robin
When I research Lasix and Torsemide they have different functions one(Lasix) works on edema associated with Chronic Lung disease and one(Torsemide) works on edema associated with kidney disease, liver disease with asities (fluid) and Congestive Heart Failure disease.
My personal opinion : I think more Dr's should put patients on the kind of diuretic that covers the appropriate body system.

edited, originally posted 10 months ago
A myPHteam Member said:

Yes, I take Torsemide 100mg occasionally if I have more edema than normal. I did take it everyday with Spirinolactone 50mg. It was Lasix that dehydrated so bad that I went into kidney failure. Since returning from hospital I take Spirinolactone 50mg daily and Torsemide 100mg occasionally. No Lasix! Torsemide is definitely better than Lasix for me.

posted 10 months ago
A myPHteam Member said:

Good Morning My Family. I keep reading about a lot of Fluid Retention n the meds you are taking. PLEASE Remember that there are other things that go along with taking your meds. Simple things we ALL can do. Read the Food labels for Sodium content n DON'T BUY it! Use other spices n veggies to season your food! Elevate your legs with pillows n wear support hose. I use the stockinette they use to cover your legs when they put a cast on them but I fold them in half so they are double strength. Take your diuretics as they are prescribed! It sometimes take a combination of diuretics to get the fluids off! If that still doesn't work for you then they can put in filters inside your arteries that increase the size to allow the fluids to be filtered out of your body. I have one for each leg plus do everything else! I like to Breathe sometimes without panting like a puppy dog. You have got to work at keeping this extra Fluid overload gone! Prayers for You for Easier Breathing Days ahead!

posted 6 months ago
A myPHteam Member said:

I am on Torsemide 100mg 3 times a week & 50mg. 4 times a week
This is a non-sulfa medication & much safer for your kidneys than Lasix.My cardiologist contacted my kidney specialist when wanting to make this Rx. I was diagnosed with Kidney disease 3rd stage. I am allergic to Lasix and absolutely needed a diuretic. I am thankful for this medication (Torsemide).

posted 10 months ago
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