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Dec 21, 2023

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Taking Soaanz for the first time? Here’s How to Get the Best Results

Soaanz is a brand of prescription medication for the generic Torsemide. It belongs to a drug class of medications known as loop diuretics, or “water pills.”

How does Soaanz work?

Soaanz reduces the fluid volume in your body so that your heart can pump more easily.

It works by blocking sodium and chloride reabsorption in the ascending loop of Henle in your kidneys. This increases the excretion of sodium, potassium, chloride, magnesium, calcium, and water into urine, resulting in excessive urination as an adverse effect.

Soaanz is used to decrease edema (excess fluid in your body) caused by heart failure, liver disease, and renal illness. This can minimize congestive symptoms such as breathing difficulties and arm, leg, and belly swelling.

What is Soaanz used for?

Soaanz is FDA-approved to treat the following medical conditions:

  • Edema—(fluid retention or swelling that may occur in your lower limbs and/or stomach) that’s caused by congestive heart failure, liver disease, or kidney disease.
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)—either by itself or in combination with other medications
    —Controlling your weight and being careful about what foods you consume, particularly those heavy in salt, may be used as additional treatments for high blood pressure.

How is Soaanz administered?

Soaanz comes as an extended-release (formulated to release the drug slowly in your body over a specific period of time) tablet and is available in the dosage of 40 mg. Take it once a day by mouth, with or without food. For maximum effectiveness, take this medicine as prescribed and as directed.

The complete blood pressure-lowering impact typically takes 4–6 weeks, and occasionally up to 12 weeks, to become apparent. Do not discontinue taking Soaanz without consulting your physician, even if you start feeling better

Soaanz side effects

Certain potential adverse effects often do not require medical attention. Throughout therapy, these adverse effects could fade away as your body becomes used to this medication.

  • Increased urination (not as much as other loop diuretics)
  • Headache
  • Dizziness and/or lightheadedness
    —When getting up from a sitting or laying posture, take your time to stand up so you don't feel lightheaded or dizzy.
  • Your blood sugar levels may rise as a result of this medication.
    —Talk to your physician if you have diabetes and observe a change in the results of your blood or urine sugar testing.
  • Dehydration or electrolyte imbalance, including low levels of sodium, potassium, magnesium, and/or calcium.
    —Dehydration can be increased by excessive perspiration, diarrhea, or vomiting.
    —Your blood potassium level may drop if you take Soaanz. To stop potassium loss, your physician may advise you to increase the amount of potassium-rich foods in your diet, including bananas and orange juice.

Serious side effects

  • Muscle cramps and/or weakness
  • Extreme fatigue and/or dizziness
  • Dry mouth
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Increased heartbeat
  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • Pain, redness, and/or swelling
  • Hearing problems, including ringing that occurs in your ear(s)

If you’re experiencing any of the serious side effects listed above, immediately call your doctor and stop taking this medication.

Can I take Soaanz if I’m pregnant?

Data regarding the usage of Soaanz and the risk of severe birth abnormalities or miscarriages are unknown. However, you should still inform your doctor if you get pregnant or think you could be pregnant.

Your doctor will advise you on whether you should discontinue Soaanz during pregnancy and if you should temporarily stop using it while nursing or breastfeeding. It is unclear whether Soaanz enters breast milk. Prior to breastfeeding, speak with your doctor.


It's crucial that your physician be aware of any additional medications you are taking because some of them might significantly raise your chance of developing serious issues.

Soaanz is a CYP P450 2C9 (cytochrome P450, which is an important enzyme in your body that’s responsible for the metabolism of numerous drugs) inhibitor and inducer.

Therefore, medications that are CYP 2C9 inducers and/or inhibitors can affect Soaanz and may need a dose adjustment, including the following medications:

  • Amiodarone
  • Fluconazole
  • Miconazole
  • Rifampin

Inform your physician of all prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medications:

  • Cholestyramine
    —However, if Soaanz and cholestyramine are to be given at the same time, it's recommended to take Soaanz at least 1 hour before or 4-6 hours after cholestyramine.
  • Desmopressin
  • Probenecid
  • Lithium
  • Aminoglycoside antibiotics due to the increased risk of causing severe ear problems

What should I avoid while taking Soaanz?

Due to possible interactions and problems, this medication shouldn't be combined with alcohol or tobacco.

The use of this Soaanz with particular foods, alcohol, or cigarettes should be discussed with your healthcare provider.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Although Soaanz can be taken at any time of the day, it should be taken at roughly the same time every day so you don’t forget to take it.

However, if you do forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember unless it's almost time for your next dose. In this case, skip the forgotten dose and take the next one at the usual time. Do not take 2 doses together to make up for a missed dose.

Speak With Your Doctor

Soaanz is relatively considered a safe and effective medication when taken appropriately (as prescribed by your doctor). Talk to your doctor today about using Soaanz and send your prescription to Marley Drug. Save up to 95% compared to your local pharmacy by using Marley Drug.

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