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USES: Bumetanide is a diuretic that decreases the amount of water retained in the body by increasing urination. Bumetanide is used to treat edema (fluid retention and swelling especially of the hands, feet and lungs caused by heart failure or kidney, liver and other diseases). This drug may also be used for high blood pressure or to aid in clearing toxic drugs from the body.

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Bumetanide is a diuretic that decreases the amount of water retained in the body by increasing urination. Bumetanide is used to treat edema (fluid retention and swelling especially of the hands, feet and lungs caused by heart failure or kidney, liver and other diseases). This drug may also be used for high blood pressure or to aid in clearing toxic drugs from the body.
  • Do not share this medication with others.
  • Laboratory tests will be performed to monitor the use of this drug.

  • Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15-30 degrees C) away from light and moisture.


Bumex (bumetanide) 0.5 mg
Bumex (bumetanide) 0.5 mg
Bumex (bumetanide) 1 mg
Bumex (bumetanide) 1 mg
Bumex (bumetanide) 2 mg
Bumex (bumetanide) 2 mg

How To Use
  • HOW TO USE THIS MEDICATION: This medication is given by injection into a muscle (IM) or by vein (IV) in persons unable to use oral medication.
  • Use this drug exactly as directed, along with all other prescribed medications and diets.
  • Do not increase your dose, use this more often than prescribed or stop using this drug without consulting your doctor.
  • The dosage is adjusted according to your response and condition being treated.
  • The product should be checked for particles or discoloration before use.

Side Effects
  • Headache and nausea infrequently might occur.
  • If these persist or worsen, notify your doctor.
  • Unlikely but report promptly any muscle cramps or weakness, dizziness, difficulty breathing, one-sided weakness (arms and legs), unusual fatigue or thirst.
  • Very unlikely but report promptly any fainting episode, chest pain, hearing problems, unusual bleeding or bruising or yellowing eyes and skin.
  • To prevent low potassium and other mineral deficiencies, this drug is frequently given with mineral supplements, food recommendations or certain water pills (potassium-sparing).
  • In the unlikely event you have an allergic reaction to this drug, seek medical attention immediately.
  • Symptoms of an allergic reaction include rash, itching, swelling, dizziness or trouble breathing.
  • If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

  • Before using this drug, tell your doctor your entire medical history, including any allergies (especially drug allergies), liver or kidney disease, blood disorders or hearing impairments.
  • Dizziness on standing may occur.
  • To avoid dizziness or lightheadedness when rising from a seated or lying position, get up slowly.
  • Also, limit your intake of alcoholic beverages which will aggravate these effects.
  • This medication should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy.
  • Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
  • It is not known whether this drug is excreted into breast milk.
  • Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
  • Caution is advised when this drug is used in the elderly.

Missed Dose
  • If you miss a dose, consult your doctor or pharmacist to establish a new dosing schedule promptly.

Drug Interactions
  • Tell your doctor of all nonprescription and prescription medication you may use, especially other diuretics, (e.g., furosemide), digoxin, corticosteroids (e.g., prednisone), corticotropin, amphotericin B, lithium, blood pressure medications, indomethacin (and other NSAIDs such as aspirin and ibuprofen), probenecid or drugs causing ear or kidney problems (e.g., aminoglycosides such as gentamicin, or cisplatin).
  • Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

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