AMILORIDE HYDROCHLORIDE AND HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE (Amiloride Hydrochloride and Hydrochlorothiazide) Nursing Considerations

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What is the Generic Name

AMILORIDE HYDROCHLORIDE AND HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

What is the Trade Name for AMILORIDE HYDROCHLORIDE AND HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Amiloride Hydrochloride and Hydrochlorothiazide

What is the Indication for AMILORIDE HYDROCHLORIDE AND HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

  • INDICATIONS AND USAGE Amiloride hydrochloride and hydrochlorothiazide tablets are indicated in those patients with hypertension or with congestive heart failure who develop hypokalemia when thiazides or other kaliuretic diuretics are used alone, or in whom maintenance of normal serum potassium levels is considered to be clinically important, e.g., digitalized patients, or patients with significant cardiac arrhythmias. The use of potassium-conserving agents is often unnecessary in patients receiving diuretics for uncomplicated essential hypertension when such patients have a normal diet. Amiloride hydrochloride and hydrochlorothiazide tablets may be used alone or as an adjunct to other antihypertensive drugs, such as methyldopa or beta blockers. Since amiloride hydrochloride and hydrochlorothiazide enhances the action of these agents, dosage adjustments may be necessary to avoid an excessive fall in blood pressure and other unwanted side effects. The fixed combination drug is not indicated for the initial therapy of edema or hypertension except in individuals in whom the development of hypokalemia cannot be risked.

 

 

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