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Related to amiloride hydrochloride: hydrochlorothiazide
a·mil·o·ride hy·dro·chlor·ide(ă-mil'ō-rīd hī'drō-klōr'īd),
A nonsteroidal compound exerting an effect similar to that of an aldosterone inhibitor, that is, urinary sodium excretion is enhanced and potassium excretion is reduced; a potassium-sparing diuretic.
a potassium-sparing diuretic with antihypertensive activity. Its prototype is spironolactone.
indication It is prescribed as an adjunct in the treatment of congestive heart failure or hypertension. It is often given with a thiazide medication.
contraindications Concurrent use of potassium-conserving agents, hyperkalemia, impaired renal function, or known hypersensitivity to this drug prohibit its use.
adverse effects Among the most serious adverse reactions are headache, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting, anorexia, hyperkalemia, dizziness, encephalopathy, impotence, muscle cramps, photosensitivity, irregular heart rhythm, confusion, and paresthesia.