Water retention can be caused by a number of conditions, including:
If you have been diagnosed with one of these conditions, your healthcare provider may prescribe Bumex® (bumetanide) to help your body get rid of extra fluid. This medication is often recommended to people who are allergic to Lasix® (furosemide), a similar diuretic.
Bumex is sold in the form of a tablet and is usually taken once a day. The tablets come in three strengths, and an injectable version is also available for use in hospitals. Although generally well tolerated, side effects may include things like dizziness, nausea, and electrolyte imbalance.
(For more details on this medication, including how it works, other side effects, and important warnings, click Bumex.)