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Brand name: Moduretic

Moduretic is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) amiloride + hydrochlorothiazide. On this page you will find out more about Moduretic, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: amiloride + hydrochlorothiazide

Information for medicine and pack size:
Moduretic uncoated tablet, 50

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.

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What this medicine is 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.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance peach, diamond shaped and plain on both sides

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Dosage Form Tablet, uncoated
Route of administration Oral
Medicine schedule
50: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Blister Pack
Storage temperature Store below 30 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions No information available
Life time 2 Years
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on 1 November 2017

The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.

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