BUMETANIDE is a Schedule H drug.
Bumetanide is a loop diuretic (water pill) that prevents your body from absorbing too much salt, allowing the salt to instead be passed in your urine. Bumetanide is a prescription medication used to treat fluid retention caused by several medical conditions including congestive heart failure, liver disease, and kidney disease. Bumetanide belongs to a group of drugs called diuretics ("water pills") which help the body get rid of excess fluid by increasing the amount of salt and water the kidneys remove from the blood.


BUMETANIDE is generally used to treat: Congestive Heart Disease, Edema, Acute Liver Failure, Nephrotic Syndrome, Kidney Infection
BUMETANIDE can address symptoms like: Shortness Of Breath, Arms Swelling, Legs Swelling, Abdomen Swelling

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is it safe on my liver?
A: Generally considered as Safe

Q: Is it safe on my kidney?
A: Generally considered as Safe

Q: Can I take it with alcohol?
A: Not Safe

Q: Is it safe for children?
A: Not Advised for age < 18yrs

Q: Can it be taken during pregnancy?
A: Not enough studies to prove Risk – Ask your Doctor

Q: Is it safe to take for someone breastfeeding?
A: Not Safe

How Do I Take It?

Route of Administration: Oral


  • You should not use bumetanide if you are allergic to it, if you are unable to urinate, if you have severe kidney or liver disease, or if you are severely dehydrated.
  • Before you take bumetanide, tell your doctor if you have kidney or liver disease, gout, diabetes, or an allergy to sulfa drugs.
  • Avoid becoming dehydrated. Follow your doctor’s instructions about the type and amount of liquids you should drink while you are taking bumetanide.
  • This medicine may cause you to lose more potassium from your body than normal. Your doctor will monitor the potassium in your blood while you are taking this medicine.
  • Bumetanide can lower the number of platelets in your blood. Platelets are necessary for proper blood clotting. Check with your doctor immediately if you notice any unusual bleeding or bruising; black, tarry stools; blood in the urine or stools; or pinpoint red spots on your skin.

Symptoms of Overdosage

BUMETANIDE over-dosage can result in: Difficulty Breathing, Fainting, Slow Or Weak Urine Stream, Loss Of Appetite, Abdomen Stomach Cramps, Confusion, Vomit

Common Side-Effects

BUMETANIDE : Dizziness, Blood Pressure, Low, Muscle Cramp, Head Headache, Nausea

Serious Side-Effects

BUMETANIDE : Dizziness, Excessive Sweating, Dry Mouth, Dry Skin, Joint Pain, Muscle Cramp, Bad Breath, Generalized Weakness, Abdomen Pain, Eyes Blurred Vision, Confusion, Decreased Urination, Drowsiness, Dry Mouth, Increased Thirst, Restless Or Irritability, Nausea, Vomit, Shortness Of Breath, Face Swelling, Ankles Swelling, Difficulty Breathing

Rare Side-Effects

BUMETANIDE : Hives, Hallucination, Febrile Convulsions, Dizziness, Fainting, Back Pain, Agitation, Fever, Stiff Neck, Rapid Breathing, Chest Pain, Eyes Sunken Eyes, Weight Gain, Black (tar) Colored Stools, Gums Bleeding

Food Interactions

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Disease Interactions

BUMETANIDE can interfere with: Anuria, Cirrhosis

Technical Classification


Storage Conditions

Room Temperature (Between 15 To 25 C)

Available Alternatives

Common Drugs with BUMETANIDE as Ingredient