Torsemide is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor that shows antidepressant and sedative properties. It works by inhibiting the reuptake of serotonin by synaptosomes in the brain to increase the serotonin levels in the synaptic cleft and potentiating serotonin activity. This active component is not a monoamine oxidase inhibitor and it does not stimulate the central nervous system. The sedative effect of this drug is likely via alpha-adrenergic and mild histamine H1 blocking actions.
Class of Drugs – Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors
Molecular Formula – C19H23Cl2N5O
Molecular Weight – 408.3 g/mol
Working: This active medication is approved for the treatment of the major depressive disorder. Torsemide may help to improve the mood, appetite, and energy level as well as reduce anxiety and insomnia related to depression. This medicine acts by helping to restore the balance of a certain natural chemical like serotonin in the brain.
Uses: Given mentioned medicine is an antidepressant that is a member of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Torsemide affects chemicals in the brain that may be unbalanced in people with depression.
It is used to treat major depressive disorder to improve mood, appetite, and energy level as well as reduce anxiety and insomnia associated with depression.
Popular Brands and Dosages: This antidepressant medicine is used as the main active component in a popular brand medicine as given below:
- Desyre: 50 mg and 100 mg
Avoid using this medicine if consuming an MAO inhibitor in the past 14 days. It may show some serious side effects.