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Bumetanide - Overview

Bumetanide is a medication sometimes prescribed to people who have edema as the result of several types of primary medical conditions. People who might need a bumetanide medication prescription, including bumetanide 1 mg and bumetanide 2 mg tablets, can use Push Health to connect with a local medical provider who can prescribe bumetanide tablets when appropriate to do so.

What Is Bumetanide Used For?

Bumetanide, marketed under the brand name Bumex, belongs to a class of medications known as loop diuretics. Bumetanide is sometimes prescribed to people with edema, or swelling, secondary to conditions such as congestive heart failure, liver disease and kidney disease. Bumetanide is similar to furosemide (Lasix) and torsemide in its mechanism of action and primarily works in the ascending limb of the loop of Henle in the kidney with minimal effect on the distal tubule. Bumetanide exerts its effect by blocking the reabsorption of sodium and chloride, leading to water excretion. Bumetanide also increases serum uric acid levels.

Bumetanide - Dosage and Cost

Bumetanide is often started at bumetanide 0.5 mg daily although the dose prescribed depends on the judgement of the prescribing medical provider and the health characteristics of the patient. Following oral administration, bumetanide typically takes under one hour to begin causing diuresis with activity levels peaking in two hours. The total effect of bumetanide lasts approximately six hours and is mostly excreted in the urine. Bumetanide is relatively inexpensive, costing approximately 50 cents per bumetanide 1 mg tablet at many pharmacies in the United States. Bumetanide coupons may also be available online or through other sources. Depending on why it was prescribed, some insurance plans may cover costs associated with a bumetanide prescription.

Can I Buy Bumetanide Online?

One cannot just buy bumetanide online as bumetanide is a prescription medication that requires a consultation with a medical provider before it can be obtained from a pharmacy. Because of this, bumetanide OTC is not available either. People who might need a bumetanide medication prescription, including bumetanide 0.5 mg, bumetanide 1 mg and bumetanide 2 mg tablets, can use Push Health to connect with a local medical provider who can prescribe bumetanide tablets when appropriate to do so.

Bumetanide - Side Effects

Bumetanide can cause side effects and concerns about using the medication should be discussed with a qualified medical practitioner. Side effects that may result from bumetanide use include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, lightheadedness, cramping, weakness and fatigue. Bumetanide can cause electrolyte imbalances, including depletion, and severe dehydration. Bumetanide and alcohol should not be used together. People with a known hypersensitivity to bumetanide or similar medications should not take bumetanide tablets.

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Last updated May 4, 2020. Given the evolving nature of medicine and science, this information might not be accurate and should not be construed as medical advice or diagnosis / treatment recommendations. Please consult a licensed medical provider if you have additional questions.