Midamor
DESCRIPTION

Midamor is used alongside other water pills to treat high blood pressure. The drug is also known as Amiloride in the medical industry.

How it works

Since Midamor is a diuretic pill, it influences your body to get rid of the extra salt and water in your body. It also works by influencing the kidneys to get rid of the excess potassium.

Uses

Midamor is mainly used to treat hypertension and heart failure. It is also useful in getting rid of edema. The medication is also useful in preventing low potassium levels caused by other water pills. By decreasing your blood pressure, this medication reduces your vulnerability towards conditions such as heart attacks and strokes.

Dosage

You must take this medication once a day, by mouth, with or without food. Taking this medication to close to bedtime is not a good time as your need to urinate will disrupt your sleep. So, it is best to take this drug at least four hours before you go to sleep. If you have any queries regarding your dose schedule, do not hesitate to talk to your healthcare provider.

The dosage will only be determined by a physician. The dosage will be based on your medical condition and the way in which you respond to the medication. You need to consume this drug regularly in order to experience its best benefits. If you keep forgetting your doses, take the dose at the same time every day. This will help you remember.

It is essential for you to continue the treatment if you feel normal. Since most people with hypertension to do not feel sick, you must take your dose even if you feel fine. If your condition worsens or persists during the treatment period, you need to alert your physician immediately.

Side effects

Keep an eye out for the following side effects which may or may not occur during the treatment period.

Headaches
Dizziness
Nausea
Vomiting
Loss of appetite
Stomach pain
Gas
Diarrhea

You also need to look out for symptoms of serious dehydration. These are:

Muscle cramps
Very dry mouth
Weakness
Fast heartbeat
Severe dizziness
Confusion
Seizures
Fainting
Extreme thirst

If you do experience any of the above, you need to get immediate medical assistance.

Precautions

If you wish to remain safe during the treatment period, make sure to adhere to the following precautionary methods.

Inform your physician if you are suffered from a kidney disease or a liver disease in the past.
If you are getting surgery, inform your surgeon about all the medications that you are currently taking.
Do not engage in any activity that requires you to be alert since this medication can make you dizzy.
This medication can increase your blood potassium levels. So, do not consume foods that are high potassium
Drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration.

Self-care

If you are hoping to continue the treatment during your period of pregnancy, make sure to take the drug only when it is absolutely necessary. Do not overuse Midamor during this period.

It is not known whether Midamor can be passed onto infants via breast milk. So, if you are planning to breastfeed your child during the treatment period, you need to discuss the risks and benefits with your healthcare provider.

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