Amiloride is a diuretic that acts as an antihypertensive, decreasing the reabsorption of sodium by the kidneys, thus decreasing the cardiac effort to pump blood that is less bulky.
Amiloride is a potassium-sparing diuretic that can be found in medicines known as Amiretic, Diupress, moduretic, Diurisa or Diupress.
Edema associated with congestive heart failure, liver cirrhosis or nephrotic syndrome, arterial hypertension (adjunct treatment with other diuretics).
Change in appetite, change in heart rate, increase in intraocular pressure, increase in blood potassium, heartburn, dry mouth, cramps, itching, bladder cramps, mental confusion, nasal congestion, intestinal constipation, yellowish skin or eyes, depression, diarrhea, decreased sexual desire, visual disturbance, painful urination, joint pain, headache, stomach pain, chest, neck or shoulder pain, skin rash, fatigue, lack of appetite, shortness of breath, weakness, gas, pressure drop, impotence, insomnia, poor digestion, nausea, nervousness, palpitation, paresthesia, hair loss, shortness of breath, gastrointestinal bleeding, drowsiness, dizziness, coughing, tremors, excessive urination, vomiting, ringing in the ears.
Pregnancy risk B , if blood potassium is greater than 5.5 mEq / L (normal potassium 3.5 to 5.0 mEq / L).
How to use
Adults: as an isolated product, 5 to 10 mg / day, during the meal and in a single dose in the morning.
Elderly: they may be more sensitive to the usual doses.
Children: doses not established