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Amiloride is a drug used to treat high blood pressure and fluid retention. It is usually used in combination with other diuretic medications, especially ones that are prone to causing low potassium levels. The drug comes in tablet form, and is generally taken once a day. Possible side effects of amiloride include headache, loss of appetite, and nausea.
What Is Amiloride?Amiloride (Midamor®) is a prescription medicine that is used as a diuretic for high blood pressure and fluid retention. It is known as a "potassium-sparing" diuretic.
Who Makes Amiloride?Brand-name amiloride was originally made by Merck, but is no longer being made. Generic amiloride is still available and is made by a few different manufacturers.
- Controlling high blood pressure (hypertension)
- Treating water retention (edema) associated with congestive heart failure (CHF).