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Bumex (bumetanide) is a potent loop diuretic used to reduce edema caused by heart failure, liver or kidney disease, or other medical conditions. While diuretics are often used to lower blood pressure, Bumex is rarely used for this purpose as it is fast-acting but short-lasting.
The medication helps eliminate salt from the body in urine, reducing swelling in feet, legs, arms, and the abdomen. Patients are often able to breathe easier and no longer have the discomfort of swollen extremities.
Most patients take Bumex in tablet form, which come in 0.5, 1, or 2 mg doses. Those who have poor gastrointestinal absorption or for other reasons can't take tablets may be given Bumex via intramuscular injection, though this is not ideal and patients will be switched to tablets as soon as possible.
Treatment with Bumex can be quite variable, depending to some extent on the condition being treated, its severity, and patient response:
As one can see from the above, treatment is highly individualized and difficult to summarize. A doctor will ideally determine dosage and an administration schedule. Regular doctor visits will also help monitor for developing side effects.
Bumex can be taken with or without food according to personal preference. If nausea or other stomach upset is experienced, taking tablets on a full stomach may help.
This product is often prescribed when other diuretics, particularly furosimide, are not suitable, such as due to allergy, or simply aren't working. It is a potent medication that must be used with care. Be sure to drink sufficient fluids to avoid dehydration.
Bumex has been used, particularly in professional sports, to lose weight. Weight lost is predominantly water, so it's not a particularly effective tool for long-term weight loss, but it can produce relatively substantial short-term results.
Bumex is more commonly used to help pass a drug test. The medication significantly dilutes urine, making substances more difficult to detect. Bumex is sometimes tested for, particularly in professional sports. Testing in other scenarios involving drug tests---such as pre-employment---is unlikely, but it is possible.
Warnings & Side Effects
Some individuals are poor candidates for Bumex, particularly those who:
Those who can take Bumex but may require modified dosing and more frequent monitoring include those who have:
The majority of Bumex patients experience only mild side effects, but they can range to dangerous. Don't be afraid to consult a doctor about any concerning side effects, particularly:
Bumex is not a potassium-sparing diuretic; a doctor may advise potassium supplements.
Effects of Bumex on unborn or nursing babies are unknown.