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Amiloride / Hydrochlorothiazide

Midamor
(Amiloride)

Microzide
(Hydrochlorothiazide )

Dyazide
(Hydrochlorothiazide / Triamterene)

Aldactazide
(Spironolactone / Hydrochlorothiazide)

Aldactone
(Spironolactone)

Dyrenium
(Triamterene)

Inspra
(Eplerenone)

Lowers blood pressure. Removes extra water from your body. Amiloride / Hydrochlorothiazide can remove excess fluids and lower your blood pressure while keeping your potassium levels steady.Coming soon.Lowers blood pressure. Removes extra water from your body. Microzide (Hydrochlorothiazide (Hctz)) is a well-tolerated water pill that's often the first-choice treatment for mild high blood pressure.Coming soon.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.Removes extra water from your body. Aldactone (Spironolactone) should be used with other medicines to get rid of excess fluid in your body, especially if you have heart failure.Coming soon.Coming soon.
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Side effects
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How it works
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Amiloride / Hydrochlorothiazide is a combination medicine that lowers your blood pressure with two diuretics (water pills), hydrochlorothiazide and amiloride. They act on different parts of your kidney to get rid of extra fluids.Coming soon.Microzide (Hydrochlorothiazide (Hctz)) is a thiazide diuretic (water pill). It works in the kidneys to make you urinate more, which removes extra water and certain electrolytes. This lowers blood pressure and swelling.Coming soon.Aldactazide (Spironolactone / Hydrochlorothiazide) is a combination medicine that lowers your blood pressure with two diuretics (water pills), hydrochlorothiazide and spironolactone. They act on different parts of your kidney to get rid of extra fluids.Aldactone (Spironolactone) is a potassium-sparing diuretic that blocks aldosterone (a hormone) and helps the kidney get rid of excess fluids in your body.Coming soon.Coming soon.
Type of medication
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Antihypertensive
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Diuretic
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Antihypertensive
Diuretic
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Aldosterone antagonist
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Used for (click to learn more)
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  • Congestive heart failure Hypertension
  • Edema Hypertension
  • Edema
  • Heart failure - Myocardial infarction with complication Hypertension
Risk factors for serious side effects
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  • Current kidney problems
  • Medicine that increase potassium
  • Use of salt substitute
  • Diabetes
  • Medicine that affects electrolytes
Detailed risks & warnings »
  • Current electrolyte imbalance
  • History of sulfa allergies
  • History of gout
  • Current kidney problems
Detailed risks & warnings »
  • Current kidney problems
  • Medicine that increase potassium
  • Use of salt substitute
  • Medicine that affects electrolytes
  • History of sulfa allergies
Detailed risks & warnings »
  • Taking with alcohol
  • Taking other medicines that lower your blood pressure
  • Current kidney problems
  • Taking other medicines that increase potassium
  • Use of salt substitutes
Detailed risks & warnings »
Pregnancy

Research studies with animals haven’t found a risk to unborn babies, but it hasn’t been properly studied in humans.

Research studies with animals haven’t found a risk to unborn babies, but it hasn’t been properly studied in humans.

Research studies with animals haven’t found a risk to unborn babies, but it hasn’t been properly studied in humans.

Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

Research studies with animals haven’t found a risk to unborn babies, but it hasn’t been properly studied in humans.

Kidneys and liver
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  • Use with caution if you diabetes or kidney problems.
  • Needs at least a yearly blood test to monitor electrolytes and kidney function.
  • Get your blood pressure, potassium, and kidney function checked one week after starting the medicine, then routinely after.
  • Amiloride / Hydrochlorothiazide can increase the amount of potassium in your body. High potassium can cause heart problems. Baseline and routine blood tests are needed to monitor your potassium and kidney function.
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  • Requires routine blood tests to check kidney function.
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  • Needs blood tests to monitor electrolytes and kidney function.
  • Get your blood pressure, potassium, and kidney function checked one week after starting the medicine, then routinely after.
  • Aldactazide (Spironolactone / Hydrochlorothiazide) can increase the amount of potassium in your body. High potassium can cause heart problems. Baseline and routine blood tests are needed to monitor your potassium and kidney function.
  • You'll need to have blood tests done regularly since Aldactone (Spironolactone) can affect your potassium levels and kidneys.
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Pain
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  • It can cause breast pain/swelling, irregular periods (women), or trouble with sexual performance.
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Upsides and benefits
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  • Lowers the risk of muscle problems from low potassium.
  • Lowers the risk of heart attack and stroke.
  • Gets rid of extra fluids in your body.
  • Helpful for people who tend to have low potassium levels.
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  • Works well to get rid of extra fluids in your body through urination.
  • A first-choice blood pressure treatment for many people. Works especially well for African Americans.
  • Good option if you have both high blood pressure and heart failure.
  • Raises calcium levels in the body, so it can be good for people with osteoporosis to slow down bone loss and even help with new bone formation.
  • Most people have very few side effects.
  • Lowers the risk of heart attack and stroke.
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  • Has a low risk of causing muscle problems due to low potassium levels in your blood.
  • Lowers the risk of heart attack and stroke.
  • Gets rid of extra fluids in your body.
  • Helpful for people who tend to have low potassium levels.
  • Has a low risk of causing muscle problems from low potassium levels in your blood.
  • More useful when taken with another diuretic that'll also help your body get rid of extra fluids.
  • Can lower blood pressure.
  • Reduces the risk of death in people with heart failure.
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Downsides and risks
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  • Not the first choice medicine to lower blood pressure or remove extra fluids from your body.
  • Will make you urinate more often.
  • Use with caution if you diabetes or kidney problems.
  • Needs at least a yearly blood test to monitor electrolytes and kidney function.
  • Can make you sensitive to sunlight.
  • Shouldn't take it if you have a sulfa allergy.
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  • Makes you urinate more often.
  • Doesn't work well in people with severe kidney problems.
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  • Many possible side effects, especially when higher doses are used.
  • Needs blood tests to monitor electrolytes and kidney function.
  • Can make you urinate more often.
  • Can increase the risk of tumor growth.
  • Can make you sensitive to sunlight.
  • Shouldn't take it if you have a sulfa allergy.
  • Aldactone (Spironolactone) doesn't work well on its own. It should be used with another drug to help get rid of excess fluids.
  • Has many possible side effects, especially when higher doses are used.
  • You'll need to have blood tests done regularly since Aldactone (Spironolactone) can affect your potassium levels and kidneys.
  • Can increase the risk of tumor growth.
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Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
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  • Can make you feel dizzy the first few days, but should improve as your body gets used to the medicine.
  • Tell your doctor about any dizziness or muscle weakness that doesn't go away.
  • Can make your skin more sensitive to sun, use proper protections.
  • Makes you urinate more often, so don't take it at bedtime.
  • Get your blood pressure, potassium, and kidney function checked one week after starting the medicine, then routinely after.
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  • Starts working in about 2 hours.
  • Makes you urinate more often, so avoid taking it at bedtime.
  • Can cause dizziness in the first few days.
  • Check your blood pressure 1 week after starting this medicine, and tell your doctor if it hasn't improved.
  • Tell your doctor about any dizziness, fatigue, or muscle weakness that doesn't go away.
  • Requires routine blood tests to check kidney function.
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  • Can make you dizzy or cause trouble concentrating, so be careful using it until you know how it affects you.
  • Tell your doctor about any dizziness, muscle weakness, skin changes, red or black tarry stool.
  • Can make your skin more sensitive to sun, so use proper protections.
  • Makes you urinate more often, so don't take it at bedtime.
  • Don't use supplements or salt substitutes that are high in potassium.
  • Get your blood pressure, potassium, and kidney function checked one week after starting the medicine, then routinely after.
  • Can make you dizzy or cause trouble concentrating, so be careful using it until you know how the medicine affects you.
  • It can cause breast pain/swelling, irregular periods (women), or trouble with sexual performance.
  • Tell your doctor about any muscle weakness, skin changes, and red or black tarry stool.
  • You will urinate more often within 2 to 3 days, and will have lower blood pressure in 2 to 3 weeks.
  • Don't use supplements or salt substitutes that are high in potassium.
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