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What is Burinex?
Burinex containing the active ingredient bumetanide belongs to a group of medications called loop diuretics. It is used to reduce the swelling and fluid retention caused by various medical conditions. It works by causing the kidney to get rid of unneeded water and salt from the body into urine. It is mainly used to treat patients with congestive heart failure, liver disease or kidney disorders. Some patients may also use the medication to treat high blood pressure.
How is Burinex used?
Burinex is usually taken orally 1 to 2 times daily or as directed by a doctor. The tablets can be taken with or without food but should be taken with some water. Contact a doctor for the correct dosage and length of treatment as it will depend on the patientís condition and their response to the medication. Take the tablet at least 4 hours prior to sleeping to prevent having to wake up and urinate.
Patients using Burinex may encounter unwanted side effects such as:
- Stomach pain
- Muscle cramps
- Dry mouth
Contact a doctor immediately should side effects persist or encounter more severe side effects such as:
- Irregular heartbeat
- Low potassium levels
- Excessive weight loss
- Hearing problems
- Difficulty breathing or swallowing
Immediately proceed to your nearest emergency department if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms usually associated with such a reaction include difficulty breathing or swallowing, chest tightness, swelling, skin rashes, and hives.
Burinex is not always suitable for all patients. Always consult your health care provider prior to using this medication if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to conceive, using any other medication (prescription or non-prescription), using any herbal products or supplements, or if you have any allergies or other health problems.
The correct dosage and prescription commonly depend on the patient and the condition being treated. Do not adjust your dosage without the approval of your health care provider. This product is only for use as prescribed and instructed.