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Durator 10mg Tab

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Torsemide

Medical Description

Durator Tablet is a medicine that is used in the treatment of high blood pressure or oedema. Durator Tablet contains torasemide, also known as water pill. It removes excess fluid from the body in cond
itions like liver, kidney or heart disease or failure. Take the medicine as advised by the doctor.
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Uses of Durator 10mg Tab

Durator Tablet is used to treat high blood pressure and conditions of excess fluid retention in the body due to heart failure, kidney or liver diseases.

Contraindications of Durator 10mg Tab

  • If you are allergic to torasemide, povidone or other ingredients of the medicine.
  • If you have kidney disease such as non-passage of urine (anuria).
  • If you had or have liver, heart disease or decreased blood volume.
  • If you are pregnant or lactating.
  • If you are on aminoglycosides or cephalosporins antibiotic like gentamycin, amikacin, ceftriaxone, cefixime, etc.

Side effects of Durator 10mg Tab

  • Stomach pain
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea, vomiting
  • Fatigue

Precautions and Warnings of Durator 10mg Tab

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Durator Tablet during pregnancy?
A:
Durator Tablet should not be used during pregnancy as there is limited information about its safety. If you are pregnant or think you may be or are planning for a baby, you should consult the doctor.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Durator Tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
It is unknown if Durator Tablet passes into human milk and its effects on the breastfed baby. Hence, it should not be used in breastfeeding as the medicine might decrease milk production.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Durator Tablet?
A:
Durator Tablet may make you dizzy and hence avoid driving if you feel unwell or unable to be alert.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Durator?
A:
Avoid alcohol during the treatment as it may lower your blood pressure and may lead to side effects like dizziness or drowsiness. Also, in conditions of kidney failure, heart failure and liver problems, alcohol is known to worsen the diseased state. Therefore, it should be better avoided.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You may experience hearing loss.
  • You may have kidney, liver disease.
  • You may have dehydration, salt imbalance or electrolyte imbalance.
  • You may have other underlying medical conditions such as diabetes, gout.

Mode of Action of Durator 10mg Tab

How Does It Work?

Torasemide acts on the kidneys to eliminate the excess water and salt from the body. It removes excess water, salt from the body and does not affect the electrolyte and acid-base balance of the body.

Directions for Use of Durator 10mg Tab

  • Take Durator Tablet as a whole with water, with or without food.
  • Take it every day at the same time. You should take it regularly without fail as directed by the doctor.

Interactions of Durator 10mg Tab

Interactions with other medicines

  • Some medicines affect the way Durator Tablet works, or the medicine itself reduces the effectiveness of other medicines taken at the same time.
  • Inform the doctor about the medicines, supplements, or herbals you are taking or might take to avoid possible interaction.
  • If you are taking medicines for eg. to treat high blood pressure, heart failure, high/abnormal cholesterol levels, blood thinners, anti-infectives, anti-diabetics, anti-asthmatics, pain killers, immun
    omodulatory medicines or medicines for brain-related disorder.
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  • Concomitant use of the medicine with aminoglycoside antibiotics like gentamicin and ethacrynic acid cause an increased risk of ear toxicity, thus avoid, if possible.
  • Concomitant use of radiocontrast agents with the medicine result in kidney toxicity.

Storage and disposal of Durator 10mg Tab

  • Store Durator Tablet at room temperature away from sunlight.
  • Keep the medicine away from children and pets.

Dosage of Durator 10mg Tab

Overdose

  • Symptoms of overdose of Durator Tablet are dehydration, decreased blood pressure, sodium, potassium, chloride levels as well as body fluid, it may also increase red blood cell levels in the body.
  • If you experience the symptoms or think you have taken too much of the medicine, contact the doctor immediately or visit the nearest hospital.

Missed a Dose

If you missed a dose, take Durator Tablet as soon as you remember. If the time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next dose at the scheduled time. Avoid a double dose for the missed
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY

Dr. Mansi Savla

B.Pharm, PharmD

REVIEWED BY

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Can I stop taking Durator Tablet on my own if I feel better?

A: No, you should never stop taking Durator Tablet until advised by the doctor, even if you are feeling good. If you stop the medicine, it may lead to treatment failure and a sudden rise in blood pressure thus result worsening the medical condition.

Q: Any Dietary restrictions must follow as I have high blood pressure?

  • Limit intake of salt in the diet, pickles and packaged foods like chips contain excess salt and should be avoided.
  • Limit intake of potassium-containing foods like spinach, broccoli or banana and limit intake of meat.
  • Avoid packaged snacks, prefer fresh cut fruits as they are rich in vitamins and fibre.

Q: What should I do if I have dizziness after taking Durator Tablet?

A: Dizziness, lightheadedness or fainting occurs, when you get up suddenly from a lying or sitting position. Slowly getting up helps. If the problem continues or gets worse, check with the doctor.

Q: When should i take Durator Tablet?

A: Take Durator Tablet as advised by the doctor, but preferably at the same time each day. Durator Tablet is known to cause excess urination, and hence it is advised to take it in the morning or 3-4 hours before going to bed.

Q: What is Durator Tablet?

A: Durator Tablet is a medicine that helps to treat high blood pressure or oedema by removing excess fluid from the body in various conditions like liver, kidney or heart disease or failure.

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ContainsTorsemide
UsesHigh blood pressure and edema
Side effectsStomach pain, loss of appetite, dizziness, electrolyte imbalance
Last Updated on: 04 Jun 2021 | 07:16 PM (IST)
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