Brand Names : Demadex
Torsemide (TORE-se-mide) belongs to the group of medicines called loop diuretics.
Torsemide is given to help reduce the amount of water in the body in certain
conditions, such as congestive heart failure, severe liver disease (cirrhosis),
or kidney disease. It works by acting on the kidneys to increase the flow
Torsemide is also used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). High
blood pressure adds to the work load of the heart and arteries. If it continues
for a long time, the heart and arteries may not function properly. This can
damage the blood vessels of the brain, heart, and kidneys, resulting in a
stroke, heart failure, or kidney failure. High blood pressure may also increase
the risk of heart attacks. These problems may be less likely to occur if blood
pressure is controlled.
Torsemide is available only with your doctor's prescription, in the following
Some commonly used brand names are:
In the U.S. -
† Not commercially available in Canada.