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Bumetanide

Also known as Bumex


Bumetanide (trade names Bumex or Burinex) is a loop diuretic of the sulfamyl category to treat heart failure. It is often used in people in whom high doses of furosemide are ineffective. It is marketed by Hoffmann-La Roche. The main difference between the two substances is in bioavailability and pharmacodynamic potency. Furosemide is incompletely absorbed in the intestine (60%), and there is substantial inter- and intraindividual differences in bioavailability (range 10-90%). Bumetanide is almost completely absorbed (80%), and the absorption is not altered when it is taken with food. It is said to be a more predictable diuretic, meaning that the predictable absorption is reflected in a more predictable effect.

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Estimated Total Cost: $10.89 for an average of 28 days supply

What is it prescribed for?

Patients are most commonly prescribed bumetanide to treat heart failure, atrial fibrillation, peripheral edema, and cardiomyopathy.

What drug interactions are known?

Do not take bumetanide if you are taking any of the following:

Critical Interactions

Significant Interactions

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