Amiloride (Midamor)
What You Should Know

Brand Name: Midamor

What is Amiloride (Midamor)?

The information about Amiloride (Midamor) contained herein is a compilation of materials available from drugs.com and simplified for the average consumer.

amiloride midamorAmiloride also known by the brand name Midamor is a potassium sparing diuretic that helps rid your body of salt (sodium) and water but retains potassium in the blood.

There are drug free alternatives to lowering your blood pressure that may be effective for you. Read about them here.

Caution: Amiloride may cause high blood potassium levels that can be fatal if not corrected. High blood potassium levels occur more commonly in patients with kidney problems, diabetes, elderly patients, those who are severely ill, or patients who are not taking an agent used to increase excretion of potassium. If you develop muscle weakness or irregular heartbeat, notify your doctor immediately.

How to use Amiloride (Midamor):

  • taking pillUse Amiloride (Midamor) as directed by your doctor. Check the medicine label for exact dosing instructions.
  • Take Amiloride (Midamor) by mouth with food.
  • Take Amiloride (Midamor) before 6 PM as frequent urination may occur.
  • If you miss a dose of Metolazone (Zaroxolyn), take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Amiloride (Midamor).

What to know before using Amiloride (Midamor):

If any of the following apply to you, discuss with your doctor before taking Amiloride (Midamor):

  • heart problemsdiabetes
  • diabetes
  • kidney damage caused by diabetes
  • liver or kidney problems
  • low blood sodium levels
  • high acidity of body fluids, or dehydration
  • pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
  • taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
  • have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
  • Are using a salt substitute or a product that has potassium in it.
  • Lab tests, including liver function, kidney function, and complete blood cell counts, may be performed while you use Amiloride (Midamor). These tests may be used to monitor your condition or check for side effects. Be sure to keep all doctor and lab appointments.
  • Amiloride (Midamor) should be used with extreme caution in CHILDREN; safety and effectiveness in children have not been confirmed.

Some medicines may have negative interactions with Amiloride (Midamor).  Ask your doctor before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine and check if any of your medications will interact with Amiloride (Midamor).

The side effects of the below medications may be increased by Amiloride (Midamor).

  • Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors (ex. enalapril)medication
  • Angiotensin II receptor antagonists (ex. valsartan)
  • Cyclosporine
  • Potassium-sparing diuretics (ex. Aldosterone, Triamterene)
  • Potassium supplements
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) (ex. Indomethacin)
  • Lithium
  • Quinidine

This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Amiloride (Midamor) may interact with other medicines that you take.

Side effects of Amiloride (Midamor):

If any of the following symptoms of overdose occur while taking Amiloride (Midamor), get emergency help immediately:

Symptoms of overdoseambulance

  • Decreased urination
  • dry mouth
  • increase in heart rate
  • light headed
  • muscle cramps or pain
  • pain or weakness in the hands or feet
  • rapid breathing
  • sunken eyes
  • thirst
  • wrinkled skin

Check with your doctor right away if you have any of these symptoms:

  • Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue)
  • slowed heart rate
  • unusual muscle weakness
  • Abdominal pain
  • confusion
  • difficulty with breathing
  • irregular heartbeat
  • nausea or vomiting
  • nervousness
  • numbness or tingling in the hands, feet, or lips
  • shortness of breath
  • weakness or heaviness of the legs
  • Agitation
  • back pain
  • blurred vision
  • coma
  • dizziness
  • drowsiness
  • fever
  • hallucinations (seeing things that aren’t there)
  • headache
  • irritability
  • labored breathing
  • mood or mental changes
  • seizures (convulsions)
  • stiff neck
  • tightness in the chest
  • unusual tiredness or weakness
  • vomiting
  • wheezing
  • Arm or jaw pain
  • bloody or black, tarry stools
  • burning while urinating
  • burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, “pins and needles”, or tingling feelings
  • change in vision
  • chest pain, discomfort, or heaviness
  • chills
  • clay-colored stools
  • cold sweats
  • constipation
  • dark urine
  • difficult or painful urination
  • dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up from a lying or sitting position suddenly
  • fainting
  • fast, pounding, racing, or slow heartbeat or pulse
  • itching
  • light-colored stools
  • loss of appetite
  • loss of vision
  • rash
  • yellow eyes or skin
  • Continuing stomach pain
  • cough
  • lower back or side pain
  • pale skin
  • sore throat
  • sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
  • swollen or painful glands
  • unusual bleeding or bruising
  • Arm or jaw pain
  • bloody or black, tarry stools
  • burning while urinating
  • burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, “pins and needles”, or tingling feelings
  • change in vision
  • chest pain, discomfort, or heaviness
  • chills
  • clay-colored stools
  • cold sweats
  • constipation
  • dark urine
  • difficult or painful urination
  • dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up from a lying or sitting position suddenly
  • fainting
  • fast, pounding, racing, or slow heartbeat or pulse
  • itching
  • light-colored stools
  • loss of appetite
  • loss of vision
  • rash
  • shakiness in the legs, arms, hands, or feet
  • stomach pain, severe
  • sweating
  • trembling or shaking of the hands or feet
  • unpleasant breath odor
  • vomiting of blood or material that looks like coffee grounds
  • yellow eyes or skin
  • shakiness in the legs, arms, hands, or feet
  • stomach pain, severe
  • sweating
  • trembling or shaking of the hands or feet
  • unpleasant breath odor
  • vomiting of blood or material that looks like coffee grounds

If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:

  • Diarrhea
  • weight loss
  • Changes in appetite
  • decreased interest in sexual intercourse
  • inability to have or keep an erection
  • loss in sexual ability, desire, drive, or performance
  • Acid or sour stomach
  • belching
  • continuing ringing or buzzing or other unexplained noise in the ears
  • discouragement
  • disturbed color perception
  • double vision
  • excess air or gas in the stomach or intestines
  • feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
  • feeling sad or empty
  • frequent urination
  • full or bloated feeling
  • hair loss or thinning of hair
  • hearing loss
  • increased need to urinate
  • increased volume of pale, dilute urine
  • indigestion
  • joint pain
  • leg ache or pain
  • loss of interest or pleasure
  • neck or shoulder ache
  • night blindness
  • overbright appearance of lights
  • pain in the chest below the breastbone
  • passing of gas
  • passing urine more often
  • pressure in the stomach
  • seeing halos around lights
  • sensation of spinning
  • sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
  • sleeplessness
  • stomach fullness, discomfort, or upset
  • stuffy nose
  • swelling of abdominal or stomach area
  • swelling of the breasts or breast soreness in both females and males
  • trouble concentrating
  • trouble sleeping
  • tunnel vision
  • unable to sleep

The information about Amiloride (Midamor) comes from drugs.com

Amiloride (Midamor) Natural Alternatives:

tikvawithdrinkIf you are taking Amiloride (Midamor) or other diuretic medications, the various ingredients  in Tikva have been proven through either clinical trials or other research to lower your blood pressure naturally by dilating (widening) the arteries. Tikva does not act as a diuretic.

Several of the ingredients in Tikva can also increase circulation, dissolve plaque that is already in the arteries and reduce new plaque from forming. In addition, there are ingredients in Tikva to help reduce stress that often increases blood pressure without all of the side effects.
Read more about the natural ingredients in Tikva on our research and ingredients page, by clicking here.

watermellonVarious herbs, foods and beverages offer a natural diuretic effect; however, they should be used with caution, in the event of unknown medical conditions with fluid retention as a symptom, or due to side effects with other medications. Consult with your physician prior to using natural diuretics.

Cutting back on sodium and exercising more can also help reduce fluid buildup.

Eating more fruits and vegetables that act as diuretics, like watermelon, grapes, berries, celery, asparagus, onions, garlic, and bell peppers, may be another beneficial solution.

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The information provided on this page should not be used to decide whether or not to take Amiloride (Midamor) or any other medicine. Consult your doctor to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition.

This information about Amiloride (Midamor) is a brief summary and does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to Amiloride (Midamor) .

This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must speak with your doctor for complete information about the risks and benefits of using Amiloride (Midamor) .