Midamor (Amiloride)

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Midamor is a prescription medicine used to treat high blood pressure and congestive heart failure. Amiloride HCl is the active ingredient in Midamor, and it belongs to a class of drugs called potassium-sparing diuretics or water pills. It works by preventing the body from absorbing too much salt, which can help to lower blood pressure and reduce fluid buildup in the body.

Amiloride can be used to treat or prevent hypokalemia (low potassium levels in the blood) in people with high blood pressure or congestive heart failure. It may be used alone or with other medications.

Uses and Dosage

Amiloride is typically prescribed as a tablet that is taken orally with food, once daily, following your doctor's instructions. Take the medication at least 4 hours before bedtime to reduce the need to wake up to urinate. If you have any questions about how and when to take Amiloride, consult with your doctor or pharmacist. Your dosage will depend on your medical condition and response to treatment.

To maximize the benefits of Amiloride, use the tablet regularly and try to take it at the same time each day. Continue taking the medication even if you are feeling well, as most people with high blood pressure or edema do not experience symptoms. If your condition does not improve or your blood pressure readings remain high or increase, inform your doctor promptly.

The recommended dosage of Amiloride depends on the individual's medical condition and response to treatment. The typical starting dose is usually 5 milligrams (mg) taken once a day, and the dosage may be increased gradually over time, up to a maximum dose of 20 mg per day. However, the dosage can vary, so you should always follow your doctor's instructions regarding dosage and any dosage adjustments.

Side effect

Common Side Effects of Midamor (Amiloride):

  • Gas
  • Headache
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea
  • Rash
  • Stomach pain

Serious Side Effects of Midamor (Amiloride):

  • Confusion
  • Decreased urination
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Headache
  • Heavy sweating
  • Hives
  • Hot and dry skin
  • Increased thirst
  • Limp feeling
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Loss of coordination
  • Muscle weakness
  • Numbness
  • Severe weakness
  • Slow or unusual heart rate
  • Slurred speech
  • Swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat
  • Tingling
  • Tiredness
  • Tremors
  • Unsteadiness
  • Vomiting
  • Yellowing of the skin or eyes (jaundice)

Form and Strength

Midamor (Amiloride) is available in the following forms and strength:

Amiloride: Tablet

  • 5mg


  • Do not take Midamor if you are allergic to amiloride or any of the other ingredients in it.
  • Before taking Midamor, inform your doctor if you have kidney problems, liver problems, high potassium levels, diabetes, heart problems, or any other medical conditions.
  • Midamor can interact with other medications, so tell your doctor about all the medicines you are currently taking, including prescription and non-prescription drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
  • Midamor can cause dizziness or lightheadedness, so avoid driving or operating heavy machinery until you know how this medicine affects you.
  • Midamor can increase potassium levels in the blood, so limit your intake of potassium-rich foods or supplements while taking this medicine.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before taking Midamor.
  • Midamor can cause dehydration, so it is important to drink plenty of fluids while taking this medicine.
  • Midamor can cause an electrolyte imbalance, which can result in symptoms such as muscle cramps, weakness, and irregular heartbeat.
  • Older adults may be more sensitive to the side effects of Midamor, including dizziness, lightheadedness, and potassium imbalance.
  • Midamor can impair your ability to sweat, which can increase your risk of overheating in hot weather.
  • Midamor should be used with caution in patients with gout, as it can increase uric acid levels in the blood.
  • Midamor can cause low blood pressure, especially when used in combination with other blood pressure-lowering medications.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What foods to avoid with amiloride?

Do not use salt substitutes or low-sodium milk products that contain potassium. These products could cause your potassium levels to get too high while you are taking amiloride. Avoid a diet high in salt. Too much salt will cause your body to retain water and can make this medication less effective.

What precautions should I take when using Midamor?

Midamor should not be used in patients who are allergic to the medication or have kidney problems. It should also be used with caution in patients who have liver disease or who are taking other medications that can affect potassium levels.

How should I take Midamor?

Midamor should be taken exactly as prescribed by your doctor. It is usually taken once daily with or without food.


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