Lasix vs. Torsemide


We compare the side effects and drug effectiveness of Lasix and Torsemide. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 345,270 people who take Lasix and Torsemide, and is updated regularly.

What's eHealthMe?

eHealthMe is a health data analysis company based in Mountain View, California. eHealthMe monitors and analyzes the outcomes of drugs and supplements that are currently on the market. The results are readily available to health care professionals and consumers.

eHealthMe has released original studies on market drugs and worked with leading universities and institutions such as IBM, London Health Science Centre, Mayo Clinic, Northwestern University and VA. eHealthMe studies have now been referenced in over 500 peer-reviewed medical publications.

How we gather our data?

Healthcare data is obtained from a number of sources including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This information is aggregated and used to produce personalized reports that patients can reference.

The information that eHealthMe collects includes:

  • Side effects (including severity and how people recover from them)
  • Associated conditions or symptoms
  • Drug effectiveness
  • Demographic data regarding drug use

How the study uses the data?

The study is based on furosemide and torsemide (the active ingredients of Lasix and Torsemide, respectively). Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs or brand names) are also considered.

What is Lasix?

Lasix has active ingredients of furosemide. It is often used in swelling. (latest outcomes from Lasix 160,654 users)

What is Torsemide?

Torsemide has active ingredients of torsemide. It is often used in high blood pressure. (latest outcomes from Torsemide 14,248 users)

How to use the study?

Patients can bring a copy of the report to their healthcare provider to ensure that all drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood. It is recommended that patients use the information presented as a part of a broader decision-making process.

On Mar, 08, 2019

345,270 people who take Lasix and Torsemide are studied.

Number of reports submitted per year:

Lasix vs Torsemide drug comparison reports.

Drugs in this study:

  • Lasix (furosemide)
  • Torsemide (torsemide)

Most common side effects:

  1. Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
  2. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  3. Cardiac Failure Congestive
  4. Diarrhoea
  5. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  6. Pneumonia
  7. Oedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)
  8. Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)
  9. Dizziness
  10. Asthenia (weakness)
  1. Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
  2. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  3. Diarrhoea
  4. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  5. Pneumonia
  6. Cardiac Failure Congestive
  7. Pain
  8. Anaemia (lack of blood)
  9. Asthenia (weakness)
  10. Fall

Most common side effects experienced by people in long term use:

  1. Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)
  2. Dehydration (dryness resulting from the removal of water)
  3. Hyperkalaemia (damage to or disease of the kidney)
  4. Atrial Fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart)
  5. Vomiting
  6. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  7. Hypokalaemia (low potassium)
  8. Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)
  9. Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
  10. Dizziness
  1. Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)
  2. Gastrointestinal Haemorrhage (bleeding gastrointestinal tract)
  3. Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)
  4. Anaemia (lack of blood)
  5. Dehydration (dryness resulting from the removal of water)
  6. Syncope (loss of consciousness with an inability to maintain postural tone)
  7. Renal Failure (kidney dysfunction)
  8. Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
  9. Hyperkalaemia (damage to or disease of the kidney)
  10. Fall

Drug effectiveness:

  • not at all: 0 %
  • somewhat: 11.58 %
  • moderate: 41.05 %
  • high: 36.84 %
  • very high: 10.53 %
  • not at all: 3.7199999999999998 %
  • somewhat: 20.72 %
  • moderate: 36.76 %
  • high: 30.35 %
  • very high: 8.45 %

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