TORTEC 5 MG TABLET Description:
TORTEC 5 MG TABLET is a loop diuretic. It acts on kidneys and removes excess water and certain electrolytes from the body through urine.
TORTEC 5 MG TABLET is used in the treatment of oedema and high blood pressure. It treats oedema (fluid overload) associated with heart, liver, kidney or lung disease.
Dehydration, Decreased potassium level in blood, Decreased magnesium level in blood, Increased blood uric acid, Hearing loss.
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. TORTEC 5 MG TABLET may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Can Tortec cause gout?
Yes, Tortec can cause gout. It increases the blood uric acid levels by increasing its absorption from the kidneys which can cause a gout attack. Inform your doctor if you have hyperuricemia or a history of gout before taking this medicine. Use of Tortec is contraindicated in patients with gout.
Does Tortec raise your blood sugar levels?
Tortec can increase your blood sugar levels. This can worsen your diabetes control and affect your blood and urine sugar tests. Inform your doctor if you are a diabetic before taking Tortec.
Can I use Tortec with spironolactone?
Tortec can be taken with spironolactone. When used together the diuretic effect gets added along with maintaining the blood potassium levels. Tortec is a loop diuretic and causes loss of potassium from your body while Spironolactone is a potassium-sparing diuretic which prevents the loss of potassium.
Does Tortec cause diarrhea?
Diarrhea is a common side effect of Tortec. Other commonly seen gastr