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Amiloride HCl-Hydrochlorothiazide

amiloride-hydrochlorothiazide
Hydrochlorothiazide is a thiazide diuretic (water pill) that helps prevent your body from absorbing too much salt, which can cause fluid retention. Amiloride is a potassium sparing-diuretic that also prevents your body from absorbing too much salt and keeps your potassium levels from getting too low. The combination of hydrochlorothiazide and amiloride is used to treat fluid retention (edema) and high blood pressure (hypertension). Hydrochlorothiazide and amiloride may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
CHEMICAL NAME
amiloride-hydrochlorothiazide
DRUG TYPE
potassium sparing diuretics with thiazides

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Frequently Asked Questions

You should not use this medicine if you have kidney disease, urination problems, diabetes, or high levels of potassium in your blood.

Some medicines can cause unwanted or dangerous effects when used with hydrochlorothiazide and amiloride. Your doctor may need to change your treatment plan if you use potassium supplements or certain diuretics (spironolactone, triamterene).

If you have diabetes, do not use hydrochlorothiazide and amiloride together with any medication that contains aliskiren (Amturnide, Tekturna, Tekamlo, Valturna).

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Generic Examples Supplied As Strength
Amiloride HCl-Hydrochlorothiazide tablet 5 mg-50 mg

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