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    Information about Amiloride

    Amiloride uses

    Amiloride is used in the treatment of Hypertension (high blood pressure) and Edema. It treats oedema (fluid overload) associated with heart, liver, kidney or lung disease.

    How amiloride works

    Amiloride is a potassium-sparing diuretic. It lowers blood pressure and swelling by removing the extra water and electrolytes from the body without loss of potassium.

    Common side effects of amiloride

    Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhea, Dizziness, Leg cramps, Headache
    Content Details
    Written By
    Dr. Anuj Saini
    Reviewed By
    Dr. Ashish Ranjan
    MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
    Last updated on:
    27 Dec 2019 | 01:08 PM (IST)
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    Available Medicine for Amiloride

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    Expert advice for Amiloride

    • It can make you feel dizzy for the first few days. Do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how Amiloride 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 dizziness, diarrhea, vomiting, fast or irregular heartbeat, swelling in feet, or difficulty breathing.
    • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.

    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.

    Content on this page was last updated on 27 December, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)