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Overview

Introduction

Biduret Tablet is a combination of two medicines used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure). It reduces excess fluid levels in your body and maintains the potassium balance in the body. This medicine makes you lose excess water through urine.

It is best to take Biduret Tablet in the morning along with food in order to avoid frequent urination at night time. For better results, it is suggested to take it at the same time every day.  The dose and how often you take it depends on what you are taking it for. Your doctor will decide how much you need to improve your symptoms. You should take this medicine for as long as it is prescribed for you.

Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and dehydration are very common side effect of this medicine. It might lower down the level of calcium, sodium, and magnesium in the blood. Hence, regular monitoring of kidney function and electrolytes is important while using this medicine. It might cause dizziness or tiredness if happens rise slowly from sitting position or avoid driving.

Before taking this medicine, tell your doctor if you have any liver or kidney disease. It is generally safe to use during pregnancy or breastfeeding. You should also let your healthcare team know all other medicines you are taking as they may affect, or be affected by this medicine.

Side effects of Biduret Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Biduret

  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Weakness
  • Glucose intolerance
  • Muscle cramp
  • Increased uric acid level in blood
  • Electrolyte imbalance

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Nausea
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop from feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Diarrhea
    Keep up your intake of fluids and electrolytes (sugars and salts) to avoid getting dehydrated. Eat less fiber (avoid raw fruits, fruit juice and vegetables). Talk to your doctor about possible medication to manage diarrhea. Ask about reducing the dosage of your drug or other suitable treatments.
  • Coping with Vomiting
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Headache
    Make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Rest in a quiet, dimly lit room. Do not sleep more than you normally would. Do not strain your eyes (for example by looking at a screen). Do not drink alcohol. Headaches are usually temporary and usually go away with time. But, if they last longer or get worse, ask your doctor to recommend a painkiller.
  • Coping with Weakness
    Make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Eat a well-balanced diet to keep your energy levels up. Do not drink too much alcohol. Do not drive or use tools or machinery until you feel better. Other things that can help include doing some gentle exercise every day, prioritizing and pacing your activities and having a short nap if you need to. If you are still having problems after a week, speak to your doctor, as they may want to change you to a different type of medicine.
  • Coping with Muscle cramp
    Tell your doctor straight away because sometimes the muscle pain may be a sign of something more serious. A lower dosage or a different medication might be needed. Try to relax the cramping muscle by stretching it and holding the stretch. You might massage the muscle or apply a heat pad to the area after stretching. Avoid exercising too much. Stay well-hydrated. Do not take over-the-counter pain relievers unless the doctor prescribes it. Your doctor may also suggest taking supplements, such as calcium, magnesium oxide or potassium oxide depending on your needs.
  • Coping with Electrolyte imbalance
    You will need a blood test to find out if you have electrolyte imbalance in your body. If your medicine is causing this, your doctor will adjust your medication and treat the cause. This will help prevent future electrolyte imbalances. A minor electrolyte imbalance may be treated by diet changes. Eating a potassium-rich diet if you have low potassium levels and restricting your water intake if you have a low blood sodium level can help. Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water.

How to use Biduret Tablet

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. Biduret Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Biduret Tablet works

Biduret Tablet is a combination of two diuretics: Amiloride and Hydrochlorothiazide. They work by removing extra water and certain electrolytes from the body through urine. Over time, hydrochlorothiazide also relaxes blood vessels, but causes potassium loss. Amiloride is added as it conserves potassium, thereby balancing its levels in the body.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Biduret Tablet.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Biduret Tablet is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Biduret Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Biduret Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Biduret Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Biduret Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Biduret Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Biduret Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Biduret Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • Take it in the morning with breakfast to avoid getting up at night to urinate.
  • It can make you feel dizzy for the first few days. Do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how Biduret Tablet affects you.
  • It may increase the level of potassium in your blood. Avoid taking potassium supplements and potassium-rich foods such as banana and broccoli.
  • Notify your doctor if you experience diarrhea, vomiting, fast or irregular heartbeat, swelling in feet, or difficulty breathing.
  • Monitor your blood pressure after starting Biduret Tablet, and notify your doctor if it does not lower down.

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Hypertension is clinically high blood pressure. Persistent high arterial blood pressure above 120/80 mm HG is termed as pre-hypertension or hypertension, but the point to be emphasized is that this rise in blood pressure is persistent. Transient increase in BP occurs in stress and anxiety and needs to be treated accordingly.
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FAQs

Q. Can I stop taking Biduret if I feel well?

No, keep using Biduret as advised by your doctor, even if you feel well. Stopping Biduret suddenly may lead to serious complications such as heart attack and stroke.

Q. How would I know if I have high potassium level?

Your doctor will check your blood potassium levels periodically for high potassium levels. Make sure that you do not miss any future appointments with the doctor.

Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Biduret?

Keep this medicine in the packet or the container it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

Q. Can Biduret cause dry mouth?

Yes, the use of Biduret can cause dry mouth. If you experience dry mouth, drink plenty of water. Take regular sips during the day and keep some water by your bed at night. You may use lip balm if your lips are also dry. Try to avoid foods that are acidic (like lemons), spicy and salty.

Q. Can I feel dizzy after taking Biduret?

Yes, the use of Biduret can make you feel dizzy. This may occur when you suddenly rise up from lying or sitting position. To lower the chance of feeling dizzy or passing out, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.

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