bumetanide - injection, Bumex (cont.)
PRECAUTIONS: Before using bumetanide, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions. Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: severe kidney disease (an inability to make urine), severe liver disease.Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: kidney disease, liver problems, untreated mineral imbalance (e.g., low blood levels of sodium or potassium), gout, irregular heartbeat (e.g., ventricular arrhythmias), loss of too much body water (dehydration).This drug may make you dizzy or drowsy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness until you are sure you can perform such activities safely. Limit alcoholic beverages.To reduce dizziness and lightheadedness, get up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position.If you have diabetes, bumetanide may infrequently make it harder to control your blood sugar. Monitor your blood sugar levels regularly and share the results with your doctor.This drug may reduce the potassium levels in your blood. Ask your doctor about adding potassium to your diet. Your doctor may prescribe a potassium supplement.Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist that you are taking this medication.Kidney function declines as you grow older. This medication is removed by the kidneys. Therefore, the elderly may be more sensitive to the effects of this drug such as dizziness.Newborn babies, especially those that are severely ill or have a certain liver problem (jaundice), may be at greater risk for serious side effects (brain damage caused by too much bilirubin in the blood - kernicterus) while using this drug. Consult the doctor for more details.During pregnancy, this drug should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.It is not known whether this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
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