What is Amiloride?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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See also: Bumetanide-Amiloride

Amiloride counteracts potassium loss induced by other diuretics in the treatment of hypertension and conditions such as congestive heart failure and hepatic cirrhosis. It is usually used in conjunction with more potent diuretics such as thiazides or loop diuretics.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
High blood pressure (hypertension) 8 7
Water retention 3 0
Congestive heart failure 2 0
Liddle's syndrome 2 3
Ascites 1 0
Depletion of potassium 1 0

Show all 12 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
0
Moderate
0
Mild
3
None
9

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Amiloride

Side effect Patients
Low potassium (hypokalemia) 1
Soreness 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Amiloride

Dosage Patients
2.5 mg daily 1
5 mg daily 1
10 mg daily 1
5 mg twice daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Amiloride

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 3
Did not seem to work 1
Other 1
See all 5 patients who've stopped taking Amiloride

Duration

Currently taking Amiloride

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 2
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Amiloride

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 3
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 11
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 12
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 1
< $25 5
Not specified 6

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Amiloride after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Furosemide (Lasix) 1
Hydrochlorothiazide HCTZ (Hydrochlorot) 1
Hydroxyurea (Hydrea) 1
Spironolactone-Hydrochlorothiazide (Aldactazide) 1

Patients stopped taking Amiloride and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Hydrochlorothiazide HCTZ (Hydrochlorot) 2
Warfarin (Coumadin) 1
Last updated:

1 patient evaluation for Amiloride

Sep 1, 2011 (Started Mar 23, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Liddle's Syndrome)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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