Demadex (Torsemide) is used to reduce extra fluid in the body (edema) caused by conditions such as heart failure, liver disease, and kidney disease. This can lessen symptoms such as shortness of breath and swelling in your arms, legs, and abdomen. This drug is also used to treat high blood pressure. Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. Torsemide is a "water pill" (diuretic) that causes you to make more urine. This helps your body get rid of extra water and salt. Potent medication like torsemide can cause low blood levels of potassium, magnesium, sodium, and calcium. Additionally, fluid losses may lead to dehydration. The symptoms of dehydration may include:
Dry mouth, Thirst, Weakness, Drowsiness, Reduced kidney function, Heart arrhythmias, Muscle aches and pains, Nausea, Vomiting...Demadex can cause dehydration and loss of potassium and other electrolytes. Low potassium levels (hypokalemia) can cause abnormal heart beats especially in people with heart disease or those taking the medicine digoxin (Lanoxin). Levels of potassium and other electrolytes should be monitored during medical treatment with this medicine.