Compare Amiloride vs. Aldactazide

Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.

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Lowers blood pressure. Removes extra water from your body.

Aldactazide (Spironolactone / Hydrochlorothiazide) removes excess fluid in your body and lowers your blood pressure, while helping keep your potassium levels safe.

Upsides
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  • Lowers the risk of heart attack and stroke.
  • Has a low risk of causing muscle problems due to low potassium levels in your blood.
  • Gets rid of extra fluids in your body.
  • Helpful for people who tend to have low potassium levels.
Downsides
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  • Many possible side effects, especially when higher doses are used.
  • Can increase the risk of tumor growth.
  • Needs blood tests to monitor electrolytes and kidney function.
  • Can make you urinate more often.
  • Can make you sensitive to sunlight.
  • Shouldn't take it if you have a sulfa allergy.
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Side effects
The Midamor (Amiloride) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
The Aldactazide (Spironolactone / Hydrochlorothiazide) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and risk factors
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  • Tumor development
  • Heart problems due to high potassium
    • Current kidney problems
    • Medicine that increase potassium
    • Use of salt substitute
  • Muscle problems due to electrolyte imbalance
    • Current kidney problems
    • Medicine that affects electrolytes
  • Severe allergic reactions
    • History of sulfa allergies
  • Driving impairment
    • Taking with alcohol
    • Taking other medicines that make you less alert
  • Breast pain or swelling
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