Amiloride + Hydrochlorothiazide is a combination of two diuretics: Amiloride + Hydrochlorothiazide1 and Amiloride + Hydrochlorothiazide2. 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.
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.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 12th Jun 2019. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.