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Brand name: Moduretic TM
Active ingredients: amiloride + hydrochlorothiazide
What it is used for
Indicated in the treatment of patients with oedema of cardiac origin; hepatic cirrhosis with ascites; hypertension in whom potassium depletion might be anticipated. MODURETIC, with its combination of amiloride HCl and hydrochlorothiazide, minimises the possibility of the development of excessive potassium loss in patients during vigorous diuresis for prolonged periods. MODURETIC, with its built-in potassium sparing agent, is especially indicated in those conditions where the positive effect on potassium balance is particularly important. MODURETIC may be used alone, or as an adjunct to other antihypertensive 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 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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Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
Is this medicine subsidised?
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on April 1, 2023. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.
This medicine contains the active ingredients:
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For the active ingredient amiloride + hydrochlorothiazide
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