What is Amiloride–Hydrochlorothiazide used for?
Amiloride–Hydrochlorothiazide is a diuretic or water pill used to treat high blood pressure, fluid retention (edema), and heart failure. By reducing the amount of water and sodium retained by the body, it lowers the blood pressure. This combination medication helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems by lowering high blood pressure. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Amiloride–Hydrochlorothiazide?
The dosage of Amiloride–Hydrochlorothiazide prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
Take Amiloride–Hydrochlorothiazide with food.
What if you miss a dose of Amiloride–Hydrochlorothiazide?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Amiloride–Hydrochlorothiazide medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.
What if you overdose on Amiloride–Hydrochlorothiazide?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Amiloride–Hydrochlorothiazide, seek medical attention immediately.
What other drugs could interact with Amiloride–Hydrochlorothiazide?
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Amiloride–Hydrochlorothiazide.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Amiloride–Hydrochlorothiazide, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Amiloride–Hydrochlorothiazide can interact with ACE inhibitors, muscle relaxants, narcotics, and corticosteroids.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Amiloride–Hydrochlorothiazide?
Like other medicines, Amiloride–Hydrochlorothiazide can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Amiloride–Hydrochlorothiazide are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Amiloride–Hydrochlorothiazide cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Amiloride–Hydrochlorothiazide develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Amiloride–Hydrochlorothiazide can cause side effects such as nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, headache, dizziness, diarrhea, gas, and abdominal pain. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Amiloride–Hydrochlorothiazide.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Amiloride–Hydrochlorothiazide?
Is it possible for me to take Amiloride–Hydrochlorothiazide with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Amiloride–Hydrochlorothiazide?
What are the possible drug interactions of Amiloride–Hydrochlorothiazide?
How will Amiloride–Hydrochlorothiazide work in my body?
How should Amiloride–Hydrochlorothiazide be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Amiloride–Hydrochlorothiazide drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Amiloride–Hydrochlorothiazide is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.