Torsemide, brand name Demadex, belongs to a class of drugs known as loop diuretics. Torsemide is used in medicine for the treatment of edema that is usually associated with heart, kidney, or liver failure or conditions in which there is an excess body water. Torsemide normally works by making the kidney of the patient eliminate electrolytes and water than in normal cases.
Torsemide is a prescription drug used to get rid of extra fluid in the body (edema) caused by conditions such as liver disease, kidney and heart failure. When used this way, Torsemide helps reduce the intensity of conditions such as shortness of breath and swelling of the legs and arms. Torsemide is also used to treat high blood pressure. By reducing blood pressure, Torsemide helps prevent kidney problems, strokes and heart attacks.
Torsemide is classified under a class of drugs known as diuretics. Torsemide works by helping the body make more urine thereby enabling it to get rid of extra water and salt.