Bumetanide is a drug used to treat congestive heart failure and related conditions. This drug helps rid the body of excessive fluid by decreasing the volume of blood in the body and stimulating the kidneys to remove more salt and water from the blood than they ordinarily remove.
Overdosing on this medication is dangerous because it can cause the body to lose too much water. This leads to dehydration and depletion of electrolytes the body needs for optimal functioning. Patients who are on this medication should be monitored frequently for signs of dehydration and electrolyte loss, especially during the first few months of therapy. Patients may also experience low blood pressure while on this medication. If you feel dizzy or drowsy while on Bumetanide, contact your doctor immediately.