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    Is it safe to take Bumex for CHF?

my wife has c.h.f. and stage 5 kidney failure. she starting diailysis. she takes bumex for the chf which the doctor says causes more kidney promblems. she smokes 2 packs a day.also has diabetes. her chf started 1998 after bad heart attack.kidney desase started 2 yrs ago. what is her life expectantcy. i love her &see her sick & in pain every day.
Wed, 16 Sep 2015
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Hello and welcome to HCM.
As an Urologist,i must reiterate, what your doctor has already told you.
As a patient with kidney failure,waiting for a dialysis, Bumex is avoided,as it definitely can precipitate the kidney failure complications.
If you want to see longer in better health,coax her to stop smoking, achieve good control of diabetes,and with maintainence dialysis,she should have a better quality of life. Her CHF will be checked by cardiologist with E,C,G,kidney functions,electrolytes,sugar,and kidney scan will be done by nephrologist. If you've any doubts,you may contact me directly.
Dr.Matthew J. Mangat.
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