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- AMILORIDE HYDROCHLORIDE 5mg
How do I take/use this medicine?
Take Amiloride exactly as directed by your doctor. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor.
Amiloride must be taken regularly for it to work well. Continue taking Amiloride even when you feel better. Do not stop taking it unless instructed by your doctor.
You will feel the urge to pass urine more often while being treated with Amiloride. Take it early in the day to avoid going to the toilet too often at night.
Take Amiloride with a meal. This will help to minimise any stomach discomfort that may occur. Try to take it at the same time each day.
What should I take note of while using/taking this medicine?
Alert your doctor if you have diabetes, liver disease or any other illnesses.
Keep your appointments with your doctor. Your doctor needs to monitor your condition and check your response to the medicine regularly. He may also need to do routine blood tests while you are being treated with Amiloride.
If you are going for an operation, including minor surgery and dental work, inform your doctor, surgeon or dentist that you are taking Amiloride.
When should I not use this medicine?
Alert your doctor if you have heart or kidney disease, or if you are taking any other types of "water pills".
Alert your doctor if you are pregnant or if you become pregnant while being treated with Amiloride.
Alert your doctor if you are breastfeeding. Do not breastfeed while being treated with Amiloride.
Are there any restrictions on the type of food I can take?
Do not take potassium supplements. Avoid taking too much food that is high in potassium, such as orange juice, bananas or prunes. Do not use salt substitutes that contain potassium.
Why do I need this medicine?
Amiloride is used to treat water retention caused by heart failure, liver or kidney disease. Water retention may be noticed as swelling of the feet, ankles, lower leg and hands. For this reason, it is commonly known as a "water pill".
Amiloride is also used to treat high blood pressure.
What side effects could I experience?
Amiloride may cause dizziness. You may feel dizzy when getting up from a sitting or lying down position, especially if you are taking Amiloride for the very first time. This is normal and should go away as you get used to the medicine. It will help if you get up slowly from a sitting or lying down position. If you feel dizzy, sit or lie down until you feel better. Do not drive or take part in any activity in which you need to be alert.
Amiloride may also cause nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, stomach wind, dry mouth, stomach discomfort, headache, tiredness and rashes.
Alert your doctor if these side effects are severe or refuse to go away.
Other side effects are not common, but may be serious. Alert your doctor quickly if you experience:
- fast or irregular heartbeat
- muscle weakness or cramping
- difficulty breathing
How should I store this medicine?
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.
Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.
Can I take/use this with other medicines?
Alert your doctor if you are taking any other medicines, especially these listed here:
- medicines for high blood pressure, heart or kidney disease such as captopril, enalapril, digoxin, quinidine
- painkillers known as NSAIDs
- a mood medicine called lithium
- ciclosporin or tacrolimus (medicines used in transplant or certain immune disorders)
Always inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.