Amiloride Alternatives

Amiloride Alternatives for Fluid Retention

Alternatives to amiloride when treating fluid retention (edema) include:
 
  • Limiting your salt and fluid intake
 
  • Wearing support stockings to reduce fluid retention in the legs
 
  • Becoming more active (avoiding sitting or standing in the same position for too long)
 
  • Taking other diuretic medications, such as:
o Amiloride-HCTZ (Moduretic®), a combination of amiloride and hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ)
o Hydrochlorothiazide (Esidrix®, HydroDIURIL®, Microzide®, Oretic®)

Amiloride Alternatives: A Summary

Several alternatives to amiloride are available, including other medications or lifestyle changes. If the drug is not working for you or if it is causing bothersome side effects, ask your healthcare provider about trying one of the amiloride alternatives mentioned in this article.
 
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