bumetanide - injection, Bumex
GENERIC NAME: BUMETANIDE - INJECTION (bue-MET-a-nide)
BRAND NAME(S): Bumex
WARNING: This is a very strong medication. Using too much of this drug can lead to serious water and mineral loss (dehydration). Therefore, it is important that you be closely monitored by your doctor. Tell your doctor immediately if you become very thirsty or confused or if you develop muscle cramps/weakness while using this medication.
USES: Bumetanide is used to reduce extra fluid in the body (edema) caused by conditions such as congestive heart failure, liver disease, and kidney disease. Getting rid of extra water helps to reduce fluid in the lungs so that you can breathe easier. It also helps to decrease swelling of the arms, legs, and stomach/abdomen. This medication is known as a diuretic (the same kind of drug as a "water pill"). It causes your body to get rid of extra water by increasing the amount of urine you make.
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