AMILORIDE (a MIL oh ride) is a diuretic. It helps you make more urine and to lose salt and excess water from your body. It helps treat high blood pressure and swelling from heart disease. It also helps treat low potassium levels.
Amiloride may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions
Take this drug by mouth. Take it as directed on the prescription label at the same time every day. Take it with food. Keep taking it unless your health care provider tells you to stop.
Talk to your health care provider about the use of this drug in children. Special care may be needed.
Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of Amiloride contact a poison control center or emergency room at once. NOTE: Amiloride is only for you. Do not share Amiloride with others.
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
-allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
-fast or irregular heartbeat
-numbness, tingling in hands or feet
-trouble passing urine
-unusually weak or tired
-weakness or heaviness of legs
-yellowing of the eyes or skin
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
-change in sex drive or performance
-constipation, or diarrhea
-loss of appetite
This list may not describe all possible side effects for Amiloride. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.Source: FDA
Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
This medicine may also interact with the following medications:
-certain medicines for blood pressure or heart disease like benazepril, lisinopril, losartan, valsartan
-NSAIDs, medicines for pain and inflammation, like ibuprofen or naproxen
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
-high levels of potassium in the blood
-kidney or liver disease
-an unusual or allergic reaction to amiloride, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
-pregnant or trying to get pregnant
Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. Check your blood pressure as directed. Ask your doctor what your blood pressure should be, and when you should contact them.
You may need to be on a special diet while taking this medicine. Ask your doctor. Also, ask how many glasses of fluid you need to drink a day. You must not get dehydrated.
You may get drowsy or dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this medicine affects you. Do not stand or sit up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. This reduces the risk of dizzy or fainting spells. Alcohol may interfere with the effect of this medicine. Avoid alcoholic drinks.
Keep out of the reach of children and pets.
Store at room temperature between 20 and 25 degrees C (68 and 77 degrees F). Throw away any unused drug after the expiration date.