Midamor

Generic Name: Amiloride

  • What is Midamor?

    Midamor is a medicine used with other diuretics (water pills) to increase blood potassium levels in people with congestive heart failure or high blood pressure. Midamor can also be used to treat other conditions, as determined by your doctor.

  • What is the most important information I should know about Midamor?

    Midamor can cause high blood potassium levels. This effect can be greater in people with kidney problems, diabetes, or the elderly. Your doctor will monitor you for increased blood potassium levels.

  • Who should not take Midamor?

    Do not use Midamor if you have kidney disease, high blood potassium levels, are unable to urinate, or are taking potassium supplements, spironolactone, triamterene, or other medications that can increase blood potassium levels.

    Do not use Midamor if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients.

  • What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Midamor?

    Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Midamor. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history, especially if you have diabetes, high blood potassium levels, kidney, or liver problems.

  • What is the usual dosage?

    The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.

    Adults: The usual dose is 5 milligrams (mg) once a day. Your doctor may increase your dose as appropriate.

  • How should I take Midamor?

    Take Midamor as prescribed by your doctor. Take this medication with food.

  • What should I avoid while taking Midamor?

    Do not take other medications that can increase your blood potassium levels, such as spironolactone or triamterene.

  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Midamor?

    If Midamor is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Midamor with the following: blood pressure/heart medications in a class called angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors (such as lisinopril); cyclosporine; diuretics (such as spironolactone or triamterene); lithium; nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) (such as indomethacin); other medicines used to treat high blood pressure (such as losartan); potassium supplements; or tacrolimus.

  • What are the possible side effects of Midamor?

    Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.

    Side effects may include: diarrhea, gas, headache, increase in blood potassium levels, loss of appetite, nausea, pain in the stomach area, rash, vomiting

  • Can I receive Midamor if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

    The effects of Midamor during pregnancy and breastfeeding are unknown. Tell your doctor immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

  • What should I do if I miss a dose of Midamor?

    If you miss a dose of Midamor, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and return to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take two doses at once.

  • How should I store Midamor?

    Store at room temperature.