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What special precautions should I follow?

Before taking Amiloride:

Inform your doctor if you have diabetes, heart disease, cirrhosis, liver disease, a breathing disorder, or if you are using another diuretic. If you have any of these conditions, you may not be able to use amiloride, or you may need a dosage adjustment or special tests during treatment.

Furthermore, do not use this medication if you have kidney disease or are unable to urinate, high potassium levels (hyperkalemia) or if you are taking potassium supplements, or another potassium-sparing diuretic such Moduretic®, spironolactone (Aldactone®, Aldactazide®), or triamterene (Dyrenium®, Dyazide®, Maxzide®).

This medication is not expected to be harmful to an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment.

Additionally, it is not known whether amiloride passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

Avoid drinking alcohol, which can increase some of the side effects of amiloride.

Avoid becoming overheated or dehydrated during exercise and in hot weather. Follow your doctor's instructions about the type and amount of liquids you should drink. In some cases, drinking too much liquid can be as unsafe as not drinking enough.

 

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