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Midamor Patient Information including How Should I Take
In this Article
- What is amiloride (Midamor)?
- What are the possible side effects of amiloride (Midamor)?
- What is the most important information I should know about amiloride (Midamor)?
- What should I discuss with my doctor before taking amiloride (Midamor)?
- How should I take amiloride (Midamor)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Midamor)?
- What happens if I overdose (Midamor)?
- What should I avoid while taking amiloride (Midamor)?
- What other drugs will affect amiloride (Midamor)?
- Where can I get more information?
What should I discuss with my doctor before taking amiloride (Midamor)?
Do not use this medication if you have:
- kidney disease or are unable to urinate;
- high potassium levels (hyperkalemia); or
- if you are taking potassium supplements, or another potassium-sparing diuretic such Moduretic, spironolactone (Aldactone, Aldactazide), or triamterene (Dyrenium, Dyazide, Maxzide).
If you have certain conditions, you may need a dose adjustment or special tests to safely take this medication. Before using amiloride, tell your doctor if you have:
- heart disease;
- cirrhosis or other liver disease;
- a breathing disorder; or
- if you are using another diuretic.
FDA pregnancy category B. This medication is not expected to be harmful to an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment.
It is not known whether amiloride passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
How should I take amiloride (Midamor)?
Take this medication exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not take the medication in larger amounts, or take it for longer than recommended by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label.
Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results from this medication.
Take each dose with a full glass of water.
Take amiloride with food.
To be sure this medication is not causing harmful effects, your blood will need to be tested on a regular basis. Your kidney function may also need to be tested. It is important that you not miss any scheduled visits to your doctor.
Amiloride can interfere with the results of a glucose tolerance test. Stop using this medication for at least 3 days before you have this test. Tell any doctor who treats you that you are using amiloride.
Store this medication at room temperature away from heat, light, and moisture. Do not allow the tablets to freeze.
Additional Midamor Information
- Midamor Drug Interactions Center: amiloride oral
- Midamor Side Effects Center
- Midamor Overview including Precautions
- Midamor FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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