Bumetanide is a loop diuretic (water pill) that prevents your body from absorbing too much salt, allowing the salt to instead be passed in your urine.

Bumetanide treats fluid retention (edema) in people with congestive heart failure, liver disease, or a kidney disorder such as nephrotic syndrome.

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  • Bumex
  • More common
    Abdominal pain
    blurred vision
    confusion
    decreased urine output
    dizziness
    drowsiness
    dry mouth
    fast or irregular heartbeat
    flushed, dry skin
    fruit-like breath odor
    headache
    increased hunger
    increased thirst
    increased urination
    irritability
    joint pain, stiffness, or swelling
    loss of appetite
    loss of mental alertness
    lower back, side, or stomach pain
    mood or mental changes
    muscle pain or cramps
    nausea or vomiting
    numbness or tingling in the hands, feet, or lips
    shortness of breath
    sweating
    swelling of face, hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs
    troubled breathing
    unexplained weight loss
    unusual tiredness or weakness
    weak pulse
    Rare
    Agitation
    back pain
    black, tarry stools
    bleeding gums
    blood in the urine or stools
    chest pain
    convulsions (seizures)
    deep or fast breathing with dizziness
    dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up from a lying or sitting position suddenly
    fever
    hallucinations
    hives
    increase in heart rate
    increased blood pressure
    numbness of feet, hands, and around the mouth
    pinpoint red spots on the skin
    rapid breathing
    stiff neck
    sunken eyes
    trembling, jerking of hands
    unusual bleeding or bruising
    weight gain
    wrinkled skin
    If any of the following symptoms of overdose occur while taking bumetanide, get emergency help immediately:

    Symptoms of overdose
    Difficulty breathing
    pain in chest, groin, or legs, especially the calves
    severe, sudden headache
    slurred speech
    sudden loss of coordination
    sudden, severe weakness or numbness in the arm or leg
    sudden, unexplained shortness of breath
    unusual drowsiness, dullness, or feeling of sluggishness
    vision changes
    Severity: Minor
    Some of the side effects that can occur with bumetanide may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:

    Rare
    Decreased interest in sexual intercourse
    diarrhea
    difficulty with moving
    ear discomfort
    feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
    inability to have or keep an erection
    itching skin
    loss in sexual ability, desire, drive, or performance
    muscle or bone pain
    muscle stiffness
    nipple tenderness
    pain, swelling, or redness in joints
    rash
    sensation of spinning
    shorter than usual time to ejaculation of semen
    trouble with hearing
    upset stomach
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