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Brand name: Amizide TM

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

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  • The way to take this medicine: Oral
  • Store below 30 degrees Celsius
  • Lifetime is 2 Years.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

8mm off-white flat bevelled edged tablet marked H breakline A on one side, with the Alphapharm logo on reverse.

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Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

Over 65?

This medicine contains the active ingredients:

If you are over 65 years of age, there may be specific risks and recommendations for use of this medicine. Please discuss your individual circumstances with your pharmacist, doctor or health professional. For more information read our page on medication safety for older people.

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