What is Burinex (Bumetanide) used for?
Burinex (Bumetanide) is an oral diuretic medication used to treat oedema caused by liver cirrhosis, heart failure, or kidney failure. It operates by preventing sodium absorption in the kidneys to draw excess water out of the body to be eliminated through urination. This action may also reduce hypertension by allowing easier blood flow through the veins. Your doctor may prescribe this medication for the treatment of other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Burinex (Bumetanide)?
Burinex (Bumetanide) is usually taken once or twice each day depending on your age, weight, current health, the condition being treated, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a full glass of water and may be taken with or without food, although a snack or meal is suggested prior to use if you experience nausea. Do not split or crush the tablets before each use to avoid unintentionally destroying or altering the effects of their contents. Ask your doctor or pharmacist any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Burinex (Bumetanide)?
Some patients using Burinex (Bumetanide) have reported experiencing side effects such as:
Serious side effects possibly requiring emergency medical attention are faintness, severe headaches, sensitive skin, easier bruising, fever, flu symptoms, low potassium levels, unusual bleeding, or hearing problems. Tell your doctor as soon as you experience any intense or worrying symptoms to make sure the necessary adjustments are made to your application frequency or dosage to stop further health problems from occurring.
Burinex (Bumetanide) should not be used by patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, who have hypotension, low circulation volume, low electrolyte levels, no urine production, liver cirrhosis, or severely reduced kidney function. Also inform your doctor if you are allergic to sulphonamide antibiotics, have diabetes, gout, urinary retention, an enlarged prostate, decreased kidney function, or reduced liver function. These conditions may cause unexpected problems during treatment requiring adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly use Burinex (Bumetanide) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Burinex (Bumetanide) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.