You may be able to find Medicare plan options in your area that cover Torsemide (generic Demadex). Learn more about Demadex and find Medicare Advantage plans in your area that cover other prescription drugs.
Chemical name: Torsemide
Brand name: Demadex
Typical dosage: 20mg
Typical type: Tablet1
Demadex is a medication used to treat swelling and high blood pressure. Demadex is available as brand or generic and comes as an oral tablet.
Demadex is a medication that contains the active ingredient Torsemide. It is used to treat swelling associated with heart failure and liver or kidney disease. It can also be used to treat high blood pressure.
Demadex is a tablet that is typically taken once daily. Demadex prevents your kidneys from reabsorbing salt, which can increase the amount of water you excrete. This helps get rid of swelling and can lower blood pressure.
Demadex is usually well-tolerated but can make you urinate more often.
How much does Torsemide cost with Medicare?
Torsemide coverage and costs may vary based on the specific plan you have, as well as what coverage stage you're in.
Contact your plan carrier or consult your plan formulary for more cost information.
Does Medicare cover Torsemide?
According to GoodRx, 100% of Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare Part D plans covered Torsemide, the generic form of Demadex, in 2023.1
Medicare Advantage plans or Part D plans that cover Torsemide include copay amounts that can range widely from one plan to another. Plan members may also be responsible for meeting a deductible before the plan’s drug coverage kicks in.
Medicare Advantage plans that offer prescription drug coverage are called Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug Plans (MA-PD). 89% of 2023 Medicare Advantage plans included prescription drug coverage.2
Medicare prescription drugs plans each have their own formulary, or drug list, that details what prescription drugs are covered by the plan and how they are covered.
Drug coverage may vary based on plan availability. You may be able to find Medicare Advantage plan options in your area that cover Torsemide. We represent carriers such as Humana, UnitedHealthcare®, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Aetna, Cigna Healthcare, Wellcare, or Kaiser Permanente.
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Demadex will make you urinate more often. To avoid this disrupting your sleep, try to take your dose several hours before you go to bed.
This medication has little to no side effects but can cause electrolyte problems with long-term use. Talk to your doctor if you experience signs of low electrolytes including mood changes, confusion, muscle pain or weakness, abnormal heartbeat, dizziness, fainting, seizures, fatigue or upset stomach and vomiting.
This article is for informational purposes only. It is not healthcare advice, treatment, or diagnosis. It is not an endorsement of or recommendation for this medication. Speak to your doctor or healthcare provider about your specific healthcare needs, including your prescription medications. Only take medication as directed by your doctor.
Coverage and costs of prescription medications will vary by Medicare plan. Not all plans are available in all areas.
Written by Hayden Gharibyar, Pharm.D.
1 GoodRx. Demadex. Retrieved October 2023, from www.goodrx.com/Demadex/medicare-coverage.