What is Luprac (Torasemide) used for?
Luprac (Torasemide) is an oral diuretic medication prescribed to treat patients suffering from oedema. It operates by preventing excess absorption of sodium during digestion to draw excess water out of the system to be eliminated through urination. This action reduces swelling caused by excess fluid retention. It may also reduce the volume of fluid in the blood to alleviate hypertension. Your doctor may also prescribe its use for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Luprac (Torasemide)?
Luprac (Torasemide) should be used according to your doctor`s instructions to get the best result from treatment. Most patients are prescribed one tablet to be administered each day. These are normally taken early in the day as using them just before going to sleep can lead to sleep disturbances caused by increased urination frequency during the night. These tablets should be swallowed with a full glass of water and may be taken with or without food, although a meal or snack is recommended if you get an upset stomach. Do not crush or split the tablets before taking them as this may destroy or change the effects of their contents. You are suggested to increase your fluid intake during the day as increased urination caused by treatment may lead to dehydration. Ask your pharmacist or doctor any questions you have about the medication to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Luprac (Torasemide)?
Some patients using Luprac (Torasemide) have reported experiencing side effects such as:
Stop using the medication and contact your doctor as soon as possible if any serious or worrying symptoms occur including severe headaches, faintness, vomiting, tinnitus, stomach pain, numbness or tingling sensations, increased blood sugar, warmth in the limbs, low potassium levels, or signs of dehydration. These conditions may require lower doses, reduced application frequency, or emergency medical attention in serious or life threatening cases to prevent further health complications from occurring.
Luprac (Torasemide) should not be used to treat patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, children, lactose intolerant, allergic to sulphonamide medications, or who have low blood pressure, low sodium levels, hypokalaemia, low volume of circulating blood, or an inability to produce urine. It is also important to disclose if you have gout, diabetes, urinary retention, high levels of uric acid, an enlarged prostate gland, reduced liver function, or reduced kidney function. These conditions may cause unexpected health complications requiring special alterations to your regimen.
Strictly use Luprac (Torasemide) 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.
Luprac (Torasemide) 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.
Further InformationPlease note that this product is manufactured in Japan. All packaging, documentation, and instructions are in Japanese.