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    Amiloride + Hydrochlorothiazide

    Information about Amiloride + Hydrochlorothiazide

    Amiloride + hydrochlorothiazide uses

    Amiloride+Hydrochlorothiazide is used in the treatment of Hypertension (high blood pressure).

    How amiloride + hydrochlorothiazide works

    This 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.

    Common side effects of amiloride + hydrochlorothiazide

    Nausea, Diarrhea, Vomiting, Headache, Weakness, Glucose intolerance, Muscle cramp, Increased uric acid level in blood, Electrolyte imbalance
    Content Details
    Written By
    Dr. Betina Chandolia
    MDS, BDS
    Reviewed By
    Dr. Lalit Kanodia
    MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
    Last updated on:
    12 Jun 2019 | 12:18 PM (IST)
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    Available Medicine for Amiloride + Hydrochlorothiazide

    • ₹32 to ₹58
      Glaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd
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    • ₹26 to ₹44
      East West Pharma
      2 variant(s)

    Frequently asked questions for Amiloride + Hydrochlorothiazide

    Amiloride + Hydrochlorothiazide

    Q. Can Amiloride+Hydrochlorothiazide cause dry mouth?

    Yes, the use of Amiloride+Hydrochlorothiazide 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 Amiloride+Hydrochlorothiazide?

    Yes, the use of Amiloride+Hydrochlorothiazide 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.

    Q. Can I stop taking Amiloride+Hydrochlorothiazide if I feel well?

    No, keep using Amiloride+Hydrochlorothiazide as advised by your doctor, even if you feel well. Stopping Amiloride+Hydrochlorothiazide 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 Amiloride+Hydrochlorothiazide?

    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.

    Content on this page was last updated on 12 June, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)