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Midamor (Amiloride) belongs to the class of medications called potassium-sparing diuretics (water pills). It is used alone or in combination with a potassium-depleting diuretic (such as Hydrochlorothiazide) to decrease edema (fluid retention) that occurs with Congestive Heart Failure and disorders of the liver.
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Midamor (Amiloride) belongs to the class of medications called potassium-sparing diuretics (water pills). It is used alone or in combination with a potassium-depleting diuretic (such as Hydrochlorothiazide) to decrease edema (fluid retention) that occurs with Congestive Heart Failure and disorders of the liver. It is also used to lower high blood pressure.
Diuretics work by making the body lose excess water and salt. Midamor (Amiloride) is called a potassium-sparing diuretic because it does not cause potassium to be lost from the body.
Your doctor may have suggested Midamor (Amiloride) for conditions other than the ones listed in these drug information articles. As well, some forms of Midamor (Amiloride) may not be used for all of the conditions discussed here. If you have not discussed this with your doctor or are not sure why you are taking Midamor (Amiloride), speak to your doctor. Do not stop taking Midamor (Amiloride) without consulting your doctor.
Do not give Midamor (Amiloride) to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms as you do. It can be harmful for people to take Midamor (Amiloride) if their doctor has not prescribed it.
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The recommended adult dose of Midamor (Amiloride) is 5 mg to 20 mg daily in 1 or 2 divided doses. Midamor (Amiloride) can be taken with or without food, but taking the medication with food can reduce the risk of upset stomach.
Many things can affect the dose of medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, do not change the way that you are taking the medication without consulting your doctor.
It is important to take Midamor (Amiloride) exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible and continue with your regular schedule. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
Store Midamor (Amiloride) at room temperature, protect it from light and moisture, and keep it out of the reach of children.
Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.
Many medications can cause side effects. A side effect is an unwanted response to a medication when it is taken in normal doses. Side effects can be mild or severe, temporary or permanent.
The side effects listed below are not experienced by everyone who takes Midamor (Amiloride). If you are concerned about side effects, discuss the risks and benefits of Midamor (Amiloride) with your doctor.
The following side effects have been reported by at least 1% of people taking Midamor (Amiloride). Many of these side effects can be managed, and some may go away on their own over time.
Contact your doctor if you experience these side effects and they are severe or bothersome. Your pharmacist may be able to advise you on managing side effects.
Although most of the side effects listed below don't happen very often, they could lead to serious problems if you do not seek medical attention.
Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:
Stop taking the medication and seek immediate medical attention if any of the following occur:
Some people may experience side effects other than those listed. Check with your doctor if you notice any symptom that worries you while you are taking Midamor (Amiloride).
We sort your medication into clearly labeled, individual packs so you can be sure you're taking the right dose at the right time.
Each yellow, diamond-shaped, biconvex tablet, engraved "5" on one side and plain on the other, contains 5 mg of Midamor (Amiloride) hydrochloride. Nonmedicinal ingredients: lactose monohydrate, microcrystalline cellulose, croscarmellose sodium, magnesium stearate, and yellow ferric oxide.
Do not take Midamor (Amiloride) if you:
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There may be an interaction between Midamor (Amiloride) and any of the following:
If you are taking any of these medications, speak with your doctor or pharmacist. Depending on your specific circumstances, your doctor may want you to:
An interaction between two medications does not always mean that you must stop taking one of them. Speak to your doctor about how any drug interactions are being managed or should be managed.
Medications other than those listed above may interact with Midamor (Amiloride). Tell your doctor or prescriber about all prescription, over-the-counter (non-prescription), and herbal medications you are taking. Also tell them about any supplements you take. Since caffeine, alcohol, the Nicotine from cigarettes, or street drugs can affect the action of many medications, you should let your prescriber know if you use them.
Before you begin taking a medication, be sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions or Allergies you may have, any medications you are taking, whether you are pregnant or breast-feeding, and any other significant facts about your health. These factors may affect how you should take Midamor (Amiloride).
Cardiopulmonary (heart and lung) disease: If you have heart or lung disease, discuss with your doctor how Midamor (Amiloride) may affect your medical condition, how your medical condition may affect the dosing and effectiveness of Midamor (Amiloride), and whether any special monitoring is needed.
High blood potassium (hyperkalemia): High blood potassium has been observed in some people who receive Midamor (Amiloride) either alone or with other diuretics (water pills). This happens mostly in seniors, in people with Diabetes, and in people with liver disease or kidney disease. Warning signs or symptoms of high potassium include:
Pregnancy: Midamor (Amiloride) should not be used during pregnancy. If you become pregnant while taking Midamor (Amiloride), contact your doctor immediately.
Breast-feeding: It is not known if Midamor (Amiloride) passes into breast milk. If you are a breast-feeding mother and are taking Midamor (Amiloride), it may affect your baby. Do not breast-feed while you are taking Midamor (Amiloride).
Children: The safety and effectiveness of using Midamor (Amiloride) have not been established for children. Midamor (Amiloride) is not recommended for children.
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