|Systematic (IUPAC) name|
|Protein binding||Highly bound (>99%).|
|Biological half-life||3.5 hours; Cirrhosis: 7-8 hours|
|Molecular mass||348.421 g/mol|
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Torasemide (rINN) or torsemide (USAN) is a pyridine-sulfonyl urea type loop diuretic mainly used in the management of edema associated with congestive heart failure. It is also used at low doses for the management of hypertension. It is marketed under the brand names Demadex, Diuver, and Examide.
Compared with other loop diuretics, torasemide has a more prolonged diuretic effect than equipotent doses of furosemide and relatively decreased potassium loss. No evidence of torasemide-induced ototoxicity has been demonstrated in humans.
- Medlineplus drug information: Torsemide (Systemic) – information from USP DI Advice for the Patient
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