Compare Amiloride vs. Aldactazide

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

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Lowers blood pressure and removes extra water from your body.

Aldactazide (spironolactone / hydrochlorothiazide) removes extra fluid from your body and lowers your blood pressure, but can cause dangerously high potassium levels.

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  • Lowers the risk of heart attack and stroke in people with high blood pressure.
  • Good combination pill if you have both high blood pressure and heart failure or liver failure.
  • Prevents further heart remodeling in heart failure, which lowers your risk of death.
  • Helpful for people who tend to accumulate fluid in their arms, legs, or stomach.
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  • Can increase the risk of tumor growth with long term use.
  • Regular blood tests are needed to monitor your electrolytes and kidney function, and more frequently if you have liver or kidney disease.
  • Can make you more sensitive to sunlight.
  • May cause a reaction if you have a sulfa allergy.
Used for
  • Congestive heart failure Hypertension
  • Edema
  • Associated with thiazolidinedione use
Dosage forms
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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
    • Longer use with Aldactazide (spironolactone / hydrochlorothiazide)
  • Electrolyte abnormalities
    • Kidney problems
    • Medicine that affects electrolytes
    • Diabetes
    • Liver problems
  • Severe allergic reactions
    • History of sulfa allergy
  • Gout
    • History of gout
    • Kidney problems
  • Dangerously high potassium
  • Breast pain or swelling
    • Larger doses of Aldactazide (spironolactone / hydrochlorothiazide)
    • Taking Aldactazide (spironolactone / hydrochlorothiazide) for a long time
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