Demadex, a type of diuretic, is prescribed to treat high blood pressure and water retention. By increasing the amount of water and salt removed from the blood and causing a decrease in blood volume, the medication can help with water retention and reduce blood pressure. Demadex comes in tablet form and is also available as a generic. Potential side effects include indigestion, nausea, and irregular heart rhythms.
What Is Demadex?Demadex® (torsemide) is a prescription medicine that is used to treat high blood pressure and fluid retention. It is part of a class of medicines known as diuretics.
Who Makes It?Demadex is made by Hoffmann-La Roche. Generic versions are made by several manufacturers.
- Controlling high blood pressure (hypertension)
- Treating water retention (edema) due to several causes, including congestive heart failure, cirrhosis, and kidney failure (renal failure).