Moduret Amiloride/Hydrochlorothiazide and/or alternatives
Moduret is a combination of two drugs, amiloride hydrochloride and hydrochlorothiazide. Both the active ingredients present in this drug are diuretics (water pills). While amiloride hydrochloride is listed as a potassium-sparring diuretic, hydrochlorothiazide is a potent thiazide diuretic. The generic name of Moduret is Amiloride, Hydrochlorothiazide.
Moduret is available in two strengths, Moduret 2.5-25 mg (2.5 mg of amiloride hydrochloride and 25 mg of hydrochlorothiazide) and Moduret 5-50 mg (5 mg of amiloride hydrochloride and 50 mg of hydrochlorothiazide). This drug is meant for oral administration only.
Moduret is a prescription drug. This means that you need a doctor’s prescription to buy Moduret.
Indications & Dosage of Moduret
Moduret is indicated for the treatment of:
- High blood pressure
- Heart failure
- Fluid retention due to liver cirrhosis
Diuretics such as Moduret works by removing excess water from your blood. Reducing the amount of fluid in patient’s body, in turn, helps in lowering blood pressure.
The exact dosage of Moduret may vary from patient to patient. The recommended dose for patients suffering from high blood pressure is 1 tablet of Moduret each day. The recommended dose for treating fluid retention due to liver cirrhosis is 2 tablets each day. Patients suffering from heart failure are usually asked to take 1 tablet of Moduret each day.
Diuretics increase the amount of urine produced. Taking Moduret in the evening or night may affect your sleep as you may need to get up in the night to urinate. That is why patients are recommended to take their Moduret dosage in the morning.
Side Effects & Interactions of Moduret
Like other drugs, Moduret may cause certain side effects. The intensity and number of side effects are likely to reduce after your body gets used to this drug. It is recommended that you discuss all the potential risks associated with it with your doctor before you buy Moduret online. If you experience any serious side effect, you must immediately consult your doctor.
Moduret may cause the following side effects:
- Chest pain
- Loss of appetite
- Back pain
- Muscle cramps
- Epigastric distress (nausea, mild abdominal pain, constipation, flatulence, diarrhea)
- Spinning sensation
- Erectile dysfunction
- Shortness of breath
- Abnormal heart beats
- Hives, facial flushing, skin rashes, difficulty swallowing or breathing
Various other drugs may interact with Moduret such as:
- ACE inhibitors
- Other diuretics
- MAOI antidepressants
- Angiotensin II receptor antagonists
Other drugs that are not named above may also interact with Moduret. That is why you must tell your doctor, in advance, if you are using any other drugs.
Warnings & Precautions of Moduret
You should not buy Moduret if you have:
- A severe liver disease
- A severe kidney disease
- Addison’s disease
- An allergy to Moduret or any other diuretic
- High levels of cholesterol, uric acid, or triglycerides
Moduret may cause dizziness. Patients who experience dizziness should not drive or perform potentially hazardous activities during treatment.
Elderly patients may be at increased risk of side effects. Extra caution should be observed if administering Moduret to an elderly patient.
Pregnant and nursing women should consult their doctor before they buy Moduret online. This is because the safety of this drug in these conditions has not been evaluated.
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