Demadex is used to treat high blood pressure or water retention in adults. Although Demadex cannot cure these conditions, it can help to lower blood volume by increasing the amount of water and salt the kidneys remove from the blood. As a result, this can help to decrease the risk of developing health problems associated with high blood pressure, such as heart disease and congestive heart failure. At this time, there are no universally accepted off-label Demadex uses.
An Overview of Demadex UsesDemadex® (torsemide) is a prescription medication that has been licensed to treat a couple of conditions. These specific Demadex uses include:
- Controlling high blood pressure (hypertension)
- Treating water retention (edema) caused by various conditions, including:
o Kidney disease or kidney failure (renal failure).
Demadex for High Blood Pressure
A blood pressure reading consists of two numbers -- for example: 120/80. The top number is known as the systolic blood pressure, and the bottom number is the diastolic blood pressure. High blood pressure is defined as an average blood pressure higher than 140/90, with multiple blood pressure readings.
In clinical studies, Demadex has been shown to significantly lower systolic and diastolic blood pressure. By lowering blood pressure, Demadex can decrease the risk of developing health problems, such as a stroke, heart disease, or congestive heart failure, that occur with long-term high blood pressure (see Effects of High Blood Pressure). However, Demadex is not a cure for high blood pressure.