What should I know about torsemide before taking it?

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Before taking torsemide, you should know about some of the risks associated with this medication. Taking too much torsemide may cause you to lose too much water and electrolytes. If you have signs of dehydration, such as muscle cramps, unusual thirst or confusion, talk to your doctor right away. If you are allergic to any ingredients in torsemide, or if you're allergic to any sulfonylureas, you should not take torsemide. Also, if you have any conditions that prevent you from being able to urinate normally, don't take torsemide. Other medical conditions may also interact with torsemide. Tell your doctor if you have diabetes, severe kidney disease, liver disease, lupus, gout, hearing impairment, blood disorders or diabetes. Torsemide may also cause harm to a fetus, so it should only be used during pregnancy if absolutely necessary. Torsemide may also pass into breast milk, so women who are breastfeeding should not take torsemide. Tell your doctor about any medications and supplements you're taking before starting torsemide because they may interact with the medication. This is especially important if you're taking any of the following medications: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs); aminoglycosides; probenecid; cisplatin; suramin; digitalis; lithium; and chloral hydrate. Other medications not listed here may also interact with torsemide, so make sure to discuss all medications and supplements with your doctor before taking torsemide. In addition to medications, Korean ginseng or licorice may interact with torsemide and should be avoided. Talk to your doctor if you have questions about any of the risks associated with torsemide.