Biduret (Amiloride Hydrochloride/Hydrochlorothiazide)
What is Biduret (Amiloride Hydrochloride/Hydrochlorothiazide) used for?
Biduret (Amiloride Hydrochloride/Hydrochlorothiazide) is an oral diuretic prescribed to treat patients with hypertension, heart failure, or edema caused by cirrhosis of the liver. The medication contains a combination of medications that operate by preventing sodium absorption in the body to draw excess water out of the body to be eliminated through urination. This action also makes it useful for treating water retention caused by other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Biduret (Amiloride Hydrochloride/Hydrochlorothiazide)?
Biduret (Amiloride Hydrochloride/Hydrochlorothiazide) should always be used according to your physician's instructions to get the safest and most effective results. Most patients are prescribed one daily dosage of one tablet, but your particular directions will depend on the condition being treated, your health, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be taken with a large glass of water and may be taken on an empty stomach, but a meal is suggested prior to use if you experience nausea. Do not split or crush the tablets before use as this may destroy or change the effects of their contents. Always ask your physician any questions you have about the medication to make sure you are using it correctly.
What are the side effects of Biduret (Amiloride Hydrochloride/Hydrochlorothiazide)?
Some patients using Biduret (Amiloride Hydrochloride/Hydrochlorothiazide) have reported experiencing side effects such as:
Stop using the medication and contact your physician immediately if you experience any severe side effects including drowsiness, confusion, tremors, muscle pain, numbness, tingling sensation, dry mouth, vomiting, trouble breathing, urinary retention, irregular heartbeat, darkened urine, discolored stools, or jaundice. These conditions may require lower doses, reduced frequency of administration, or emergency medical attention in more serious cases.
Biduret (Amiloride Hydrochloride/Hydrochlorothiazide) should not be used if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, unable to produce urine, if the patient is a child under the age of eighteen, if you have Addison's disease, hyperkalemia, diabetic kidney disease, or kidney failure. Also inform your physician if you are elderly or have diabetes, metabolic acidosis, gout, high levels of uric acid in the blood, decreased kidney function, or decreased liver function as these conditions may require lower doses or other alterations to your regimen to prevent further problems from occurring.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Biduret (Amiloride Hydrochloride/Hydrochlorothiazide). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.