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Generic name: Amiloride
Brand names: Midamor
Amiloride is a potassium-sparing diuretic, used in the management of hypertension and congestive heart failure.
Amiloride prevents development of low blood potassium or helps to restore normal blood potassium in patients with high blood pressure or heart failure. It is usually used with other medicines.
Amiloride is a potassium-sparing diuretic. It works by making the kidneys eliminate sodium (salt) and water from the body while retaining potassium.
This drug is shipped in blisters.
|Amiloride may cause high blood potassium levels that can be fatal if not corrected. High blood potassium levels occur more commonly in patients with kidney problems, diabetes, elderly patients, those who are severely ill, or patients who are not taking an agent used to increase excretion of potassium. If you develop muscle weakness or irregular heartbeat, notify your doctor immediately.
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