What Is Amiloride-HCTZ Used For?

Why Is Amiloride-HCTZ Used for Water Retention?

One common cause of water retention is congestive heart failure (CHF). This is a condition where the heart cannot pump enough blood throughout the body. It does not mean that your heart has stopped or is about to stop working. It means that your heart is not able to pump blood the way that it should. This can lead to symptoms of CHF that include:
Amiloride-HCTZ can help with water retention by helping the body to get rid of the extra fluid. However, it does not cure congestive heart failure.

How Does Amiloride-HCTZ Work?

Amiloride-HCTZ is a diuretic, which is commonly referred to as a "water pill." It contains two diuretics that work together to keep electrolyte levels in balance. Hydrochlorothiazide, while effective, often causes low potassium levels in the blood. On the other hand, amiloride is a "potassium-sparing" diuretic, meaning that it can actually increase potassium levels in the blood. When taken together, these medications balance each other out.
The medication works by increasing the amount of salt and water the kidneys remove from the blood. This extra salt and water is then passed out through the urine. By increasing the amount of water removed from the blood, amiloride-HCTZ causes a decrease in blood volume. Because of this effect, it can lower blood pressure and can also help with water retention

Is Amiloride-HCTZ Used for Children?

Amiloride-HCTZ has not been adequately studied in children or adolescents, and is not approved for these age groups. Talk to your child's healthcare provider about the benefits and risks of using this drug in children.
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