A medication called amiloride, sold under the trade name Midamor, treats high blood pressure and swelling caused by heart failure or liver cirrhosis when taken together with other medicines. It is classified as a potassium-sparing diuretic.
How does it work?
Amiloride belongs to the class of medications known as diuretics. It causes the kidneys to expel unwanted water and salt into the urine, while reducing potassium loss.
Applications Or where it is used:
The drug is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension), heart failure, or excess fluid in the body along with other diuretics. As with other diuretics, amiloride helps to treat or prevent low blood potassium levels.
How to use:
Usually, you should take this medication once daily with food or as directed by your doctor.
Taking this drug too close to bedtime may require you to wake up to urinate. Because of this, you should take this medication at least 4 hours before going to bed. For questions about how and when to take this medication, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Depending on your condition and how you respond to treatment, you will receive different dosages.
It is important that you take this medication regularly in order to reap its benefits. If you have difficulty remembering, take it at the same time each day. Take it regardless of how you feel. Usually, high blood pressure does not cause any discomfort.
Symptoms include headache, dizziness, loss of appetite, stomach pain, gas, or diarrhea. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any of these side effects persisting or getting worse.
Combined with other diuretics, amiloride may cause the loss of too much body water and salts/minerals. Do not ignore these symptoms of dehydration or mineral loss: very dry mouth, extreme thirst, cramps, weakness, fast heartbeat, confusion, seizures.
Warnings and precautions while using this product :
If you have any allergies, tell your doctor or pharmacist before taking amiloride. Inactive ingredients can cause allergic reactions or other problems with this product. For more information, talk to your pharmacist.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of diabetes, untreated salt/mineral imbalance, kidney/liver disease, and dehydration.