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Your healthcare provider will determine your amiloride dosing based on factors such as whether you are taking other medications and how well you respond to the drug. Generally, the recommended dose when starting treatment is 5 mg, taken once daily with food. To ensure a safe, successful treatment process, it's best to follow your healthcare provider's amiloride dosing directions carefully.

Amiloride Dosing: An Overview

The dose of amiloride (Midamor®) that your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
  • Other medical conditions you may have
  • Other medications you may be currently taking
  • How you respond to amiloride.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.

Amiloride Dosing for High Blood Pressure or Fluid Retention

The recommended starting dose of amiloride for any use is 5 mg, taken once daily with food. If needed, your healthcare provider may increase your dose up to 10 mg a day. In rare circumstances, even higher doses may be used.
Usually, amiloride is added to another diuretic. In this case, the dose of the other diuretic can stay the same when amiloride is added.

General Information on Dosing With Amiloride

Some considerations for people taking amiloride include:
  • Amiloride comes in tablet form. It is usually taken by mouth once a day, although some people will not need to take it every day. They may take it every other day or even less frequently.
  • The medication should be taken with food.
  • Amiloride should be taken at the same time each day to maintain an even level in your blood.
  • Because amiloride increases urination, it is best to take it in the morning (to avoid needing to get up to use the bathroom throughout the night), unless your healthcare provider instructs you otherwise.
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Amiloride will not work if you stop taking it.
  • If you are unsure about anything related to amiloride or amiloride dosing, talk to your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist. Do not stop taking the drug without discussing it with your healthcare provider.
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