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Brand name: Amizide TM
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Active ingredients: amiloride + hydrochlorothiazide
What it is used for
Amizide is indicated in the treatment of patients with: oedema of cardiac origin; hepatic cirrhosis with ascites; hypertension in whom potassium depletion might be anticipated. Amizide, with its combination of amiloride hydrochloride and hydrochlorothiazide, minimizes the possibility of the development of excessive potassium loss in patients during vigorous diuresis for prolonged periods. Amizide, with it's built in potassium sparing agent, is especially indicated in those conditions where the positive effect on potassium balance is particularly important. Hypertension. Amizide may be used alone or as an adjunct to other anti-hypertensive drugs. Since it enhances the action of these agents, the dosage of these antihypertensive drugs may need to be reduced to avoid the risk of an excessive drop in blood pressure.
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Oral. This medicine is taken by mouth.
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- Shelf lifetime is 2 Years.
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This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
This medicine contains the active ingredients:
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For the active ingredient amiloride + hydrochlorothiazide
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