MELTOR 20MG contains Torasemide which belongs to a group of medicines called diuretics. It is used to treat high blood pressure alone or in combination with other antihypertensive agents. This medicine has been found to be effective in treating edema associated with chronic renal and heart failure where a rapid onset of diuresis is required. Torsemide acts by inhibiting the sodium, potassium and chloride carrier system. It increases the urinary excretion of electrolytes such as sodium, chloride, and water thus increasing the amount of urine produced without significantly altering glomerular filtration rate, renal plasma flow or acid-base balance.
Take MELTOR 20MG according to the dose and frequency as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break the medicine. Do not drive or operate machinery while taking this medicine, since it may cause dizziness. Before taking this medicine, inform your doctor if you have liver, kidney or heart problems. This medicine is not recommended for pregnant and breastfeeding. The common side effects are headache, dizziness and constipation.
USES OF MELTOR 20MG:
Treats hypertension and oedema
HOW MELTOR 20MG WORKS:
MELTOR 20MG removes extra water and certain electrolytes from the body by increasing the amount of urine produced.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
Take MELTOR 20MG according to the dose and frequency as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break the medicine. It may be taken with or without food.
SIDE EFFECTS OF MELTOR 20MG:
• Electrolyte imbalance
• Metabolic alkalosis
• Loss of appetite
• Muscle spasms
Increased urea and creatinine
HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS:
Apply hot or cold-water bag on your head. Take rest in a quiet and dark room. Drink tea or coffee.
Dizziness or drowsiness:
Get up and move around to feel awake, take small naps to edge off the sleepiness. Give your eyes a break to avoid fatigue and eat a healthy food to boost energy.
Feeling sick (nausea) or indigestion:
Stick to simple normal meals and do not eat rich or spicy foods.
Drink clear or ice-cold drinks. Eat light, bland foods and avoid fried, greasy, or sweet foods.
Drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration. ORS should be used to prevent dehydration.
Eat more fruits, vegetables whole grains and high fiber rich foods.
WARNING AND PRECAUTIONS:
MELTOR 20MG is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
MELTOR 20MG is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
DRIVING AND USING MACHINES
Do not drive or operate machinery while taking this medicine, since it may cause dizziness.
MELTOR 20MG is not recommended in patients with active kidney disease. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
MELTOR 20MG is not recommended in patients with active liver diseases. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
Do not take if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to Torasemide or any ingredients of this medicine.
MELTOR 20MG is not recommended in patients with active heart diseases. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
Tell your doctor if you had or have a condition such as:
Low blood volume
Low levels of sodium and potassium
Tell your doctor if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription or the following:
Insulin or tablets for the treatment of diabetes
Medicines to treat heart diseases
Corticosteroids, e.g. prednisolone, used to treat inflammation in diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis
Laxatives, e.g. Bisacodyl
Lithium, a treatment for depression; salicylates, used as painkillers and to reduce inflammation, e.g. aspirin
Cisplatin, which is used to treat cancer
Antibiotics, e.g. cefalexin
Muscle-relaxing drugs, e.g. tubocurarine; or theophylline
Sympathomimetic drugs, e.g. adrenaline, noradrenaline and ephedrine
Cholestyramine, a drug used to reduce the level of fat in your blood
Drug : Torasemide (Torsemide)
Pharmacological Category : Antihypertensive, Diuretic
Therapeutic Indication : Edema, Hypertension
Dosage Forms : Tablet, Injection
Store below 20-25°C and keep out of reach of children.
FAQ’s ABOUT MELTOR 20MG:
Q: Does MELTOR 20MG raise blood sugar?
A: Yes, it may raise blood sugar levels. Monitor your blood glucose levels during treatment.
Q: How long does it take for MELTOR 20MG to show its effects?
A: It starts acting within an hour of taking it orally and its effect lasts for about 6-8 hours when given orally.
Q: Does MELTOR 20MG cause loss of potassium?
A: It may not cause direct potassium loss. It may cause excess loss of water which may lead to dehydration.