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Review: could Bumex cause Metabolic acidosis?

Summary: Metabolic acidosis is found among people who take Bumex, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Potassium chloride, and have Diabetes.

We study 3,997 people who have side effects while taking Bumex from FDA and social media. Among them, 20 have Metabolic acidosis. Find out below who they are, when they have Metabolic acidosis and more.

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Bumex has active ingredients of bumetanide. It is often used in fluid retention. (latest outcomes from 4,035 Bumex users)

Metabolic acidosis

Metabolic acidosis (body produces too much acid, or when the kidneys are not removing enough acid from the body) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, hiv infection, diabetes, depression. (latest reports from 12,632 Metabolic acidosis patients)

On Apr, 18, 2015: 3,997 people reported to have side effects when taking Bumex. Among them, 20 people (0.50%) have Metabolic Acidosis.

Trend of Metabolic acidosis in Bumex reports

Time on Bumex when people have Metabolic acidosis * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Metabolic acidosis100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Metabolic acidosis when taking Bumex * :

Metabolic acidosis70.00%30.00%

Age of people who have Metabolic acidosis when taking Bumex * :

Metabolic acidosis0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%20.00%20.00%60.00%

Severity of Metabolic acidosis when taking Bumex ** :


How people recovered from Metabolic acidosis ** :


Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Diabetes mellitus (3 people, 15.00%)
  2. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (2 people, 10.00%)
  3. Fluid overload (1 people, 5.00%)
  4. Abdominal discomfort (1 people, 5.00%)
  5. Fungal infection (1 people, 5.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Potassium chloride (7 people, 35.00%)
  2. Glucophage (6 people, 30.00%)
  3. Heparin (4 people, 20.00%)
  4. Aspirin (4 people, 20.00%)
  5. Coumadin (4 people, 20.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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