Midamor review

Midamor is used to counteract hypertension and congestive heart failure. Since these diseases come from an overload of sodium in the body, Midamor is used to keep potassium in the body but release sodium. More specifically, it keeps sodium and water from being absorbed in the kidneys. Unlike other diuretics Midamor keeps the potassium from seeping out which helps normalize the functions of the heart and the kidneys.

Sometimes patients using this medication may experience hyperkalemia, which is a high blood potassium level. Using ACE inhibitors and spironolactone can trigger this condition. Hyperkalemia is easily managed by adjusting the dosage of Midamor. Alternatively, Midamor can be prescribed along with another medication to avoid the patient developing hyperkalemia. To help regulate body fluids, this medication is usually taken with thiazide and loop diuretics.

Using a medication that increases the amount of potassium in the body is very delicate. Patients need to consult with their physician and disclose their full medical history as well as any and all prescription and non-prescription medications they are taking. This would include, but is not limited to, any medication for high blood pressure, potassium supplements, medications for diabetes, lithium (especially dangerous when taken with Midamor), medications like captopril, digoxin, and lisinopril (all dangerous when taken with Midamor), spironolactone (can increase your potassium to a dangerous level when taken with Midamor).

A patient’s medical history needs to include information regarding a history of liver, kidney or heart disease. Midamor increases the body’s potassium and the organs recovering from the above diseases might be susceptible to the change so your physician needs to be aware if you have or have had any of these conditions.

Having a renal disease is particularly difficult when taking Midamor since this makes the body more susceptible to hyperkalemia. Consult your physician to determine the proper medication and dosage for you.

Common side effects include headache, fatigue, upset stomach, gas, nausea, muscle cramps, and frequent urination. Another common side effect is drowsiness. Patients taking this medication should not to drive or operate heavy machinery. Consult your physician with any questions or for more information.

Less common side effects include impotence, vertigo, heartburn, back and chest pain. Rare but serious side effects include skin rashes, yellow eyes or skin, difficulty breathing or an irregular heartbeat. If you experience any of these conditions, contact your physician immediately.

Midamor, also distirubted under the name Amiloride, is available in 5 and 10 mg tablets, which are usually yellow and diamond shaped. Doses start at 5mg daily and slowly increase as the patient’s physician sees fit. Note that higher doses usually put patients at risk for high blood potassium levels. The effects of the medication last 24 hours, but is usually most effective in the first 6-8 hours after taking it. Since the aim of Midamor is to regulate sodium levels, patients are encouraged to change to a low-sodium diet and exercise regularly. It is also best to stay away from potassium rich foods like bananas, prunes and raisins while taking Midamor.

Midamor has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of midamor

• Molecular formula of midamor is C6H8ClN7O
• Chemical IUPAC Name is 3,5-diamino-6-chloro-N-(diaminomethylidene)pyrazine-2-carboxamide
• Molecular weight is 229.6270 g/mol
Midamor available : 5mg tablets

Generic name: Amiloride

Brand name(s): Amilorida, Amiloridum, Amipramidin, Amipramizid, Amipramizide, Amiprazidine, Amyloride, Guanamprazin, Guanamprazine

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