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Can You Get Demadex (Torsemide) Online?
Yes, licensed medical doctors can prescribe Demadex (Torsemide) online after a medical evaluation.
You can speak with one of our online doctors to learn more about Demadex. Book an online appointment with one of our top doctors using your phone or computer.
During your virtual visit, a physician will review your symptoms and medical history to provide a diagnosis. If the doctor determines that a patient would qualify for Demadex, they can write a prescription and electronically send it to a nearby pharmacy for pickup.
What Is Demadex (Torsemide)?
Demadex is a brand-name loop diuretic. The drug can be found under the generic name, torsemide.
Similar to thiazide diuretics (such as Esidrix), loop diuretics are commonly used to treat edema (swelling caused by fluid retention) and hypertension (high blood pressure).
Using Demadex for the treatment of edema is usually associated with heart, kidney, or liver failure.
Demandex prescription FAQs
How Does Demadex Work?
Demadex works by stimulating urination so that extra fluid and salts are removed from the body, reducing inflammation.
Normally salts like NaCl are reabsorbed in the kidneys where they attach to a carrier protein. Demadex acts by attaching to that carrier protein instead, thus blocking the protein from binding to salts and allowing the salts to pass. With loop diuretics, this process occurs in a particular part of the kidney called the loop of Henle.
Loop diuretics and thiazide diuretics work on different parts of the kidney. Because of this, loop diuretics such as Demadex are better for people with preexisting kidney problems whereas thiazide diuretics are better for people with normally functioning kidneys.
What is the Typically Prescribed Dosage of Demadex?
Demadex is taken orally as a tablet once a day, with or without food. Dosages vary among individuals depending on what their edema is associated with, or if they are taking Demadex for hypertension. Always follow the directions on the prescription label given to you by your doctor.
Recommended initial doses:
Edema from heart failure: 10 or 20 mg
Edema from kidney failure: 20 mg
Edema from liver failure: 5 or 10 mg
Hypertension: 5 mg. Demadex may be taken in combination with other hypertension medications.
For all cases, dosages may be increased slowly from the initial dose to attain the desired effect with minimal side effects.
What are the Benefits of Demadex?
Demadex can help reduce swelling associated with certain liver, kidney, or heart problems, as well as hypertension. Demadex is more effective in treating edema compared to other types of diuretics such as Esidrix (a thiazide diuretic) but is less effective as a medication for hypertension.
Generic Demadex (torsemide) can also be prescribed online after a licensed doctor completes a medical evaluation.
What are the Side Effects of Demadex?
Call your doctor and stop using Demadex if you experience any of the following side effects of Demadex:
Problems with vision, or eye pain
Weak or painful muscles
Dehydration symptoms such as dry mouth or throat; extreme thirst; muscle cramps or weakness; confusion; decreased urination; or difficulties urinating.
Drowsiness or lightheadedness
Fast or uneven heartbeat
Numbness or tingling sensations
Nausea or vomiting
Some patients may experience less severe but more common side effects including:
Diarrhea, constipation, and nausea
Headaches or dizziness
This is not a complete list of all side effects. If you experience any unlisted side effects, call your doctor.
What are Considerations and Precautions of Demadex?
Due to the possibility of dehydration, avoid heavy exercise in hot weather when taking Demadex.
Frequent medical tests and blood pressure checks may be required.
Demadex is only approved for people 18 years old or older.
Demadex may be dangerous for people with certain conditions.
Be sure to tell your doctor if you have:
Liver, kidney, or heart issues
An allergy to sulfa drugs or povidone
Be sure to talk with your doctor before taking Demadex if you are on a low-salt diet or if you will need an x-ray or CAT scan. It is not likely that Demadex would harm an unborn baby, but always speak with a doctor before taking medications while pregnant.
What are Potential Drug Interactions with Demadex?
There are 850 drugs known to interact with Demadex; about 3% are severe. The most common or serious interactions to know about are:
Other diuretics (e.g. Esidrix)
Other blood pressure medications
NSAIDs (e.g. ibuprofen)
Can You Request a Demadex Prescription Online?
You can request Demadex online after a licensed doctor completes an online medical evaluation. If your doctor decides that Demadex is appropriate for you after reviewing your medical history and any current medications, they can write or refill a prescription online and electronically send your prescription to a nearby pharmacy for pick up.