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Amiloride and Hydrochlorothiazide - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

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Information about Amiloride and Hydrochlorothiazide

Generic Name : Amiloride and Hydrochlorothiazide
Pronunciation : a mill' oh ride - hye droe klor oh thye' a zide
Latest prescription information about Amiloride and Hydrochlorothiazide. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its storage instructions . Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y54.5 | Therapeutic Classification : Diuretics

Trade Names/Brand Names of Amiloride and Hydrochlorothiazide

India- Amilochlor Tab , Biduret Tab , Biduret-L Tab.
International- Moduretic.

Why is Amiloride and Hydrochlorothiazide Prescribed? (Indications)

This combination medication contains diuretics, prescribed for hypertension and congestive heart failure. It helps the body to get rid of extra salt and water.

When should Amiloride and Hydrochlorothiazide not be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with kidney impairment, increased level of potassium in blood and pregnancy.

What is the dosage of Amiloride and Hydrochlorothiazide?

Adult: PO- Per tab contains amiloride 5 mg and hydrochlorothiazide 50 mg: 1-2 tab/day.

How should Amiloride and Hydrochlorothiazide be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Amiloride and Hydrochlorothiazide?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of untreated salt/mineral imbalance (such as high potassium, low sodium level), kidney disease, liver disease, diabetes, loss of water content in body (dehydration), lupus, gout, high levels of fat content in blood, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

It may cause dizziness or lightheadedness, do not drive a car or operate machinery, and get up slowly from bed while taking this medication.

Avoid alcohol consumption.

Monitor blood sugar regularly while taking this medication.

What are the side effects of Amiloride and Hydrochlorothiazide?

   Body as a Whole : Headache, weakness and fatigue/tiredness.
   Heart : Irregular heart rate.
   Gastrointestinal : Nausea/loss of appetite, diarrhea, gastrointestinal pain and abdominal pain.
   Metabolic : Elevated serum potassium levels.
   Musculoskeletal : Leg pain.
   Nervous system : Dizziness.
   Respiratory : Difficulty in breathing.
   Skin : Rash and itching.

What are the other precautions for Amiloride and Hydrochlorothiazide?

Avoid excess dosage.
Avoid long-term use of this medication; otherwise it may lead to increase level of potassium in blood.

What are the storage conditions for Amiloride and Hydrochlorothiazide?

Store it at room temperature (15-30C), and in an airtight container. Keep away from children.

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