What should I know about bumetanide before taking it?

Bumetanide should not be taken by people who are allergic to it, who are dehydrated, who have advanced liver or kidney disease or who are unable to urinate. Pregnant women should discuss the risks and benefits of bumetanide with their doctor. Breastfeeding women should not take bumetanide. It will increase the frequency with which you urinate. Discuss with your doctor the right amount of fluids and salts you should ingest to avoid becoming dehydrated.

Some medications, both prescription and over-the-counter, including corticosteroids, digoxin, indomethacin, lithium and vitamins and drugs used to treat high blood pressure, can have negative interactions with bumetanide. Certain medical conditions, such as diabetes, gout and some kidney and liver disorders, can pose greater risks when taking bumetanide. If you are having surgery of any kind, you need to let your doctor know that you are taking bumetanide.

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