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Review: could Bumex cause Metabolic acidosis?

We study 3,995 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 (latest outcomes from 4,033 users) has active ingredients of bumetanide. It is often used in fluid retention.

Metabolic acidosis

Metabolic acidosis (body produces too much acid, or when the kidneys are not removing enough acid from the body) (latest reports from 73,265 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, hiv infection, diabetes, depression.

On Sep, 1, 2014: 3,995 people reported to have side effects when taking Bumex. Among them, 20 people (0.50%) have Metabolic Acidosis. They amount to 0.03% of all the 73,252 people who have Metabolic Acidosis on eHealthMe.

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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