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Drug Name:

Bumetanide Tablets Rx

Generic Name and Formulations:
Bumetanide 1mg; scored tabs.

Various generic manufacturers

Therapeutic Use:

Indications for Bumetanide Tablets:



0.5mg–2mg daily; max 10mg daily. Intermittent dosing optimal.


<18yrs: not recommended.


Anuria. Hepatic coma. Severe electrolyte depletion.


Hepatic cirrhosis. Ascites. Sulfonamide allergy. Progressive renal disease. Gout. Diabetes. Postsympathectomy. Monitor electrolytes, blood, liver function. Potassium supplementation may be needed. Potassium-losing nephropathy. Aldosterone excess. Discontinue if renal dysfunction progresses. Ventricular arrhythmias. Elderly. Pregnancy (Cat.C). Nursing mothers: not recommended.


May increase digitalis, lithium toxicity. Hypokalemia with digitalis, diuretics in CHF. Alcohol, CNS depressants may increase orthostatic hypotension. Avoid probenecid, indomethacin. Ototoxicity may be potentiated with aminoglycosides.

Pharmacological Class:

Diuretic (loop).

Adverse Reactions:

Muscle cramps, dizziness, hypotension, headache, nausea, encephalopathy, ototoxicity, rash, fluid or electrolyte imbalance, hyperglycemia, hyperuricemia, blood dyscrasias.


Formerly known under the brand name Bumex.

How Supplied:

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