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Common side effects of amiloride-HCTZ include headache, nausea, and weakness. However, most people tolerate the drug well; when side effects occur, they are typically minor and easily treated. Serious side effects, while rare, are also possible. Notify your healthcare provider immediately if you are experiencing amiloride-HCTZ side effects such as muscle weakness or signs of dehydration.
Side Effects of Amiloride-HCTZ: An OverviewAs with any medicine, side effects are possible with amiloride-HCTZ (Moduretic®); 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-HCTZ. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of amiloride-HCTZ side effects with you.)
Common Side Effects of Amiloride-HCTZAmiloride-HCTZ 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-HCTZ side effects (occurring in 3 to 8 percent of people) include:
- Nausea or loss of appetite
- Dizziness, which can be a sign of low blood pressure
Other common side effects (occurring in 1 to 3 percent of people) include:
- Abdominal pain (stomach pain)
- Leg aches
- High potassium levels
- Difficulty breathing
- Impotence (see Moduretic and Impotence).