What is bumetanide?

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Bumetanide is a prescription diuretic that is used to relieve fluid retention in the body. Therefore, it can be used to treat high blood pressure. People may retain too much fluid for a number of reasons, including congestive heart failure, kidney disease and some liver disorders. Bumetanide is called a loop diuretic, which triggers the kidney to eliminate salt and water in the urine. Bumetanide is available under the brand name Bumex.