Biduret 5 mg/50 mg Tablet

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Primarily used for

Hypertension, Fluid retention (edema), Heart failure
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Kidney
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₹5.24/Tablet
10 tablets in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of Biduret 5 mg/50 mg Tablet

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Uses of Amiloride

Amiloride is used in the treatment of hypertension, Heart failure, Cirrhosis and Low potassium.
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Side effects of Amiloride

Common

Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Leg cramps, Headache.

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How to use Amiloride

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. It is better to take Biduret 5 mg/50 mg Tablet with food.

How Biduret 5 mg/50 mg Tablet works

Amiloride lowers the swelling by removing the levels of excess water and electrolytes in the body. Amiloride does this without loss of potassium from the body.
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Uses of Hydrochlorothiazide

Hydrochlorothiazide is used in Fluid retention (edema), Heart failure, hypertension and Kidney stone.
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Side effects of Hydrochlorothiazide

Common

Headache, Nausea, Increased blood uric acid, Decreased potassium level in blood, Glucose intolerance, Altered blood lipids.

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How to use Hydrochlorothiazide

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. It is better to take Biduret 5 mg/50 mg Tablet with food.

How Biduret 5 mg/50 mg Tablet works

Hydrochlorothiazide lowers the blood pressure and swelling by removing extra water and electrolytes from the body.

In Depth Information on Biduret 5 mg/50 mg Tablet

Expert advice for Amiloride

  • Inform your doctor if you are suffering from/have a history of difficulty in breathing, diabetes/heart/liver disease, abnormal levels of salts (electrolytes) in blood, increased blood urea levels, increased levels of acid in blood (acidosis).
  • Do not take potassium supplements along with amiloride, it can cause severe hyperkalaemia.
  • Amiloride may interfere with the results of glucose tolerance test. Talk to your doctor about instructions on use of this medicine before undergoing the test.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or are planning to become pregnant or are breast-feeding.
  • Do not use high salt diet while on amiloride treatment.
  • Avoid consumption of alcohol as it may worsen the side effects. 
  • Do not drive or operate machinery as amiloride can cause dizziness.

Expert advice for Hydrochlorothiazide

Do not chew, divide or crush the tablets, swallow it whole with water. Avoid taking hydrochlorothiazide at bedtime because it makes you urinate more often. It is recommended to take in early morning. Drink adequate amount of liquid to avoid becoming dehydrated or overheated. Consult your doctor if you experience any of these side effects: dryness of mouth, thirst, weakness, lethargy, drowsiness, restlessness, confusion, muscle pains or cramps that doesn't go away. Do not start or continue the tablet:
  • If you are allergic to sulfonamide-derived drugs (Sulfa drugs).
  • If you have diabetes or increase lipid levels (cholesterol).
  • If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant.
  • If you have any other disease such as kidney disease, liver disease, heart disease, diabetes or gout, asthma and lupus erythematosus (an allergic condition which causes joint pain, skin rashes and fever).
Get up slowly from lying position to avoid dizziness. This is more common when hydrochlorothiazide is taken for the first time.Use sunscreen for photosensitivity. Avoid drinking alcohol, OTC medicines unless recommended by doctor.
Warnings
Special precautions for Biduret 5 mg/50 mg Tablet
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Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking Amiloride with alcohol may have additive effects in lowering your blood pressure. You may experience headache, dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, and/or changes in pulse or heart rate.

Taking Hydrochlorothiazide with alcohol may have additive effects in lowering blood pressure. You may experience headache, dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, and/or changes in pulse or heart rate.
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Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Biduret 5 mg/50 mg Tablet is probably safe to use during pregnancy.

Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
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Lactation
CAUTION
Biduret 5 mg/50 mg Tablet should be used with caution during lactation. Breast feeding should be held until the treatment of the mother is completed and the drug is eliminated from her body.

Milk secretion may decrease.
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Driving
Biduret 5 mg/50 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.

Caution is advised when driving or operating machinery.
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Kidney
UNSAFE
Biduret 5 mg/50 mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use in patients with kidney disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.

Caution should be advised in patients with renal impairment.
Caution should be used in patients with impaired renal function.
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Liver
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Biduret 5 mg/50 mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Amiloride

Q. Is Amiloride a sulfa drug/contain sulfa?
No. Amiloride is not a sulfa drug (does not belong to sulfonamide group of medicines)
Q. Is amiloride the same as amlodipine?
No. Amiloride and amlodipine are two different drugs and are used for treatment of different illnesses. Consult your doctor before administering any of these drugs
Q. Is amiloride a loop diuretic/beta blocker/aldosterone antagonist/thiazide?
No. Amiloride is not a loop diuretic / a beta blocker or aldosterone antagonist. Neither does it belong to the ‘thiazide' group of medicines. It is a potassium–sparing diuretic
Q. Is Amiloride a generic?
Yes, Amiloride is a generic name of the medicine that belongs to class of drug called as diuretics
Q. Does Amiloride cause gout?
Increase in blood uric acid levels is known side effect of Amiloride, which can occasionally lead to gout attacks. Consult a doctor if you observe any symptoms related to gout after taking this medicine
Q. Does Amiloride cause hair loss/acidosis?
Hair loss/acidosis is a known side effect of Amiloride
Q. How does Amiloride cause hyperkalemia/does it cause hyponatremia?
Amiloride has potassium conserving ability and hence may cause hyperkalemia. It prevents absorption and promotes the loss of sodium from the body and hence may cause hyponatremia
Q. Does Amiloride cause gynecomastia/weight gain?
Amiloride is not known to cause gynecomastia or weight gain. Please consult your doctor if you observe such symptoms after taking this medicine.
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Frequently asked questions for Hydrochlorothiazide

Q. Hydrochlorothiazide is a diuretic,which increases the excretion of urine?
Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use
Q. Is Hydrochlorothiazide a statin/ opiate?
No.It is the derivative of chlorothiazide
Q. Is Hydrochlorothiazide bad for your kidneys?
No.Hydrochlorthiazide is a safe drug at prescribed dose by your doctor. Consult your doctor if you have kidney disease and follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use
Q. Can I take hydrochlorothiazide with lisinopril/ ibuprofen/ synthroid/ aspirin/ potassium/ phentermine/ losartan/ naproxen/ magnesium/ vitamins?
Taking other medicines may alter the effects of hydrochlorothiazide. Always consult your doctor for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required
Q. Does hydrochlorothiazide cause diabetes/ erectile dysfunction/ weight loss/ gout/ constipation/tinnitus/ potassium loss?
Hydrochlorothiazide causing these side effects is rare or uncommon. However, consult your doctor if you experience any of these side effects
Q. Does Hydrochlorothiazide have sulfa in it?
Yes.Hydrochlorothiazide has sulfa and it is chemically known as 6-chloro- 3, 4-dihydro-2 H-1, 2, 4-benzothiadiazine-7-sulfonamide 1, 1-dioxide
Q. Does Hydrochlorothiazide clean your system?
No.Hydrochlorothiazide reduces extra fluid in the body.
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