What is Dytor?
Dytor works by causing the kidneys to remove excess salt and water in the body by increasing the production of urine. The active ingredient torsemide belongs to a class of medications called loop diuretics or “water tablets”. The medication can be used to treat swelling and fluid retention (edema) in patients with liver disease, congestive heart failure or kidney disorders such as nephritic syndrome. Reducing excess fluid and salt in the body can also treat hypertension (high blood pressure) which can help prevent heart attacks, strokes and kidney problems.
How is Dytor used?
Dytor should be taken as directed by a doctor, usually once per day in the morning. The medication should be taken with plenty of water but can be taken with or without food. Contact a doctor for the correct dosage as it will depend on the condition being treated and the patient's response to the therapy. It is recommended to take the tablets at least 4 hours prior to bedtime to prevent waking up in the middle of the night to urinate. Do not stop the medication without consulting a doctor, even if you feel well, as patients with hypertension usually have no visible symptoms.
Dytor may cause unwanted side effects such as:
- Dry mouth
- Upset stomach
Contact a doctor immediately should side effects persist or encounter more severe side effects such as:
- Ringing in the ears
- Excessive fatigue
- Irregular heartbeats
- Low potassium levels
- Muscle cramps or pain
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.
Dytor 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.