Without a Prescription
Oedema occurs when fluid leaks out of blood vessels causing swelling in the tissues of the lungs, feet or ankles.
Amilozide prevents the build up of fluid in the body by increasing the amount of urine produced by the kidneys.
Amilozide is known as a potassium-sparing diuretic and is also often referred to as a water tablet.
Amilozide is prescribed for use as adjunctive treatment with thiazide diuretics or other kaliuretic-diuretic agents in congestive heart failure or hypertension.
Amilozide is prescribed alongside other diuretics to treat oedema (water retention), often caused by liver disease, kidney problems or heart failure.
Amilozide is called a potassium-sparing diuretic because, unlike some other diuretics, it does not cause your body to lose potassium.
Amilozide is contraindicated if you have any of the following conditions:
- If you are pregnant trying for a baby or breast-feeding;
- If you are taking other medicines including those available to buy without a prescription herbal or complementary medicines;
- If you have ever had an allergic reaction to this or any other medicine;
- If you suffer from diabetes or hyperkalaemia (high blood potassium);
- If you suffer from kidney problems;
Do not take Amilozide with any of the following drugs:
Decreases the antiarrhythmic effect of quinidine:
- Quinidine barbiturate;
- Dihydroquinidine barbiturate;
Increased risk of hyperkaliemia:
Amilozide side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:
- Aches and pains;
- Diarrhoea or constipation;
- Dizziness or feeling faint especially when getting up from sitting or lying down;
- Dry mouth;
- Feeling sleepy or confused;
- Muscle cramps;
- Skin rash;
- Stomach ache or cramp;
- Stomach upset;
Other Brand Names
In some countries Amilozide may also be known as: