Side Effects of Amiloride
Common side effects of amiloride include diarrhea, vomiting, and loss of appetite. These side effects are generally minor and easily treated (in fact, most people tolerate the drug well); however, more serious side effects can occur. Be sure to notify your healthcare provider immediately if you are experiencing amiloride side effects such as muscle weakness, fainting spells, or an unexplained rash.
Side Effects of Amiloride: An OverviewAs with any medicine, side effects are possible with amiloride (Midamor®); however, not everyone who takes the drug will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can be easily treated by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, possible side effects with amiloride. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of amiloride side effects with you.)
Common Side Effects of AmilorideAmiloride has been studied thoroughly in clinical trials, in which a group of people taking the drug have side effects documented and compared to another group not taking the medicine. This way, it is possible to see what side effects occur, how often they appear, and how they compare to the group not taking the medicine.
Based on these studies, the most common amiloride side effects (occurring in 3 to 8 percent of people) include:
Other common side effects (occurring in 1 to 3 percent of people) include:
- Abdominal pain (stomach pain)
- Gas pain
- Muscle cramps
- High potassium levels (hyperkalemia)
- Difficulty breathing
- Impotence (see Amiloride and Impotence).