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Some of the potential side effects of torsemide may include a runny nose, weakness, and diarrhea. However, in many cases, people tolerate the medication well and the side effects do not often need medical attention. You should contact a healthcare provider immediately if you develop more serious side effects of torsemide, such as fainting spells, yellowing of the skin, or hearing problems.
An Overview of Side Effects of TorsemideAs with any medicine, there are possible side effects with torsemide (Demadex®). However, not everyone who takes torsemide will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate torsemide well. When side effects do occur, in most cases they are minor and either require no treatment or can be easily treated by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with torsemide. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of torsemide side effects with you.)
Common Side Effects of TorsemideTorsemide has been studied thoroughly in clinical trials in which the side effects of a group of people taking the drug are documented and compared to another group not taking the medicine. As a result, it is possible to see what side effects occur, how often they appear, and how they compare to the group not taking the medicine.
In these studies, the most common torsemide side effects included:
- Irritated or runny nose -- in up to 2.8 percent of people
- Weakness -- up to 2 percent of people
- Diarrhea -- up to 2 percent
- Irregular heart rhythms (arrhythmia) -- up to 2 percent
- Increased coughing -- up to 2 percent.
Other common side effects (occurring in between 1 and 2 percent of people) include:
- Joint pain
- Chest pain