|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.
While some Medicare plans may not cover Demadex, 97% of Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare Part D plans cover Torsemide.1
Drug coverage may vary based on plan availability. You may be able to find Medicare Advantage plan options in your area that cover Torsemide.
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Your copay and deductible costs for any prescription drug can vary depending on what coverage stage you’re in.
|Deductible stage||Typical copay stage|
|Your deductible is the amount of money you must spend on covered drugs before your Medicare drug coverage starts paying its share of costs.
In the deductible stage, you’re responsible for the full cost of your prescription drugs.
Some Medicare prescription drug plans have a $0 deductible. Medicare drug plans cannot have a deductible more than $415 in 2019.
|After you meet your Part D deductible, you enter the initial coverage period.
During this phase (the typical copay stage), you pay a copayment (flat fee) or coinsurance (percentage) for your covered medications.
|$2 – $13||Free – $13|
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.