Luprac (Torasemide) is a water pill which works by increasing the output of urine released by the body. This helps to treat edema (fluid retention). In some cases, physicians may also recommend it as a treatment for hypertension (high blood pressure) in cases where other medicines fail to prove effective. Edema may occur in patients suffering due to various medical conditions, including congestive heart failure, liver cirrhosis or kidney disorders.
Excess amounts of fluid are retained in the body, which results in a buildup of fluid in the ankles, legs (peripheral edema) or lungs (pulmonary edema). When administered, this loop diuretic medicine starts to work by triggering an increase in the excretion of electrolytes and water from the blood. Removing the excess fluid thereby helps to treat edema and alleviate the symptoms it causes. The active ingredient in this medicine is also spelled as Torsemide.
- Low libido
- Spinning sensation
- An increase in urination
It is important to note that other reactions which have not been listed here may also occur. You will need to consult a physician immediately if you suffer from sudden body weight loss, hearing difficulties, hallucinations, problems urinating, numbness affecting the limbs or any other severe adverse events which have not been referenced here.
Patients affected by diabetes or gout will require careful monitoring by their physician during the course of treatment. Patients who suffer from BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia) or other urination problems may be told by their physician that this medicine is not suitable for them.
If you are being treated with this medicine for an extended period of time, close monitoring will be needed. Your physician may also order blood tests on a regular basis during the course of treatment.