Moduretic

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Read drug prescription

infoIt is very important to know about what medicine is given by the doctor, for what condition, and when it needs to be taken in what dose. This information given by the doctor is called Prescription. The patients should be familiar with the medicine prescription, and the details about the medicine before purchasing it and using it. Some medications need not be prescribed by healthcare practitioners and can be purchased and used without prescription by the patients; these are called over-the-counter medications. Read the drug prescription information of Moduretic before taking it.

Moduretic

What is Moduretic

Treating fluid retention and high blood pressure. It may be used alone or with other medicines. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Moduretic is a diuretic (water pill) and is a combination of a potassium-sparing diuretic (amiloride) and a thiazide diuretic (hydrochlorothiazide). It works by making the kidneys eliminate sodium (salt) and water from the body, which helps to lower blood pressure. The Moduretic component helps minimize potassium loss.

Important safety information:

  • Moduretic may cause dizziness. These effects may be worse if you take it with alcohol or certain medicines. Use Moduretic with caution. Do not drive or perform other possibly unsafe tasks until you know how you react to it.
  • Moduretic may cause dizziness, lightheadedness, or fainting; alcohol, hot weather, exercise, or fever may increase these effects. To prevent them, sit up or stand slowly, especially in the morning. Sit or lie down at the first sign of any of these effects.
  • Patients who take medicine for high blood pressure often feel tired or run down for a few weeks after starting treatment. Be sure to take your medicine even if you may not feel "normal." Tell your doctor if you develop any new symptoms.
  • Moduretic may cause you to become sunburned more easily. Avoid the sun, sunlamps, or tanning booths until you know how you react to Moduretic. Use a sunscreen or wear protective clothing if you must be outside for more than a short time.
  • Tell your doctor or dentist that you take Moduretic before you receive any medical or dental care, emergency care, or surgery.
  • Diabetes patients - Moduretic may affect your blood sugar. Check blood sugar levels closely. Ask your doctor before you change the dose of your diabetes medicine.
  • Lab tests, including liver function, kidney function, lung function, blood pressure, and fasting blood glucose, may be performed while you use Moduretic. These tests may be used to monitor your condition or check for side effects. Be sure to keep all doctor and lab appointments.
  • Moduretic should not be used in CHILDREN; safety and effectiveness in children have not been confirmed.
  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using Moduretic while you are pregnant. It is not known if Moduretic is found in breast milk. Do not breast-feed while taking Moduretic.
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Moduretic side effects

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
  • Changes in blood sugar; constipation; dizziness; fatigue; headache; inflammation of a salivary gland; loss of appetite; nausea; sensitivity to sunlight; stomach pain; weakness.
  • Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
  • Severe allergic reactions ; dry mouth; excessive thirst; impotence; leg or muscle cramps; mental confusion; rapid, weak, or irregular heartbeat; stomach pain; urination problems; vomiting; yellowing of skin or eyes.

  • This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. To report side effects to the appropriate agency, please read the Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA.
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    Compare prices at online shops

    infoPrices of the drug can vary in different shops. There will be a variation in price from pharmacy to an online shop. Most online shops will have a little lower price when compared to pharmacy stores, so you need to cross check before buying. Just go to a nearest pharmacy store and check for prices before you decide on buying. You should also be checking and comparing prices among various online stores and should be choosing the affordable and best store. The prices also vary based on brands, and you should note few stores sell specific brands, and you should learn to compare prices of same brand in different stores. Below are the prices of Moduretic medicine in some well-known online stores.

    StrengthQuantityPrice, USDCountry
    2 .5 / 25mg84 $52.50Australia, Canada, India, Mauritius, NZ, Turkey, Singapore, UK, USA
    5 -50mg84 $62.50Australia, Canada, India, Mauritius, NZ, Turkey, Singapore, UK, USA
    5 -50mg100 $49.49Canada, Mauritius, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
    5 -50mg84 $51.72Australia, Canada, India, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
    2 .5 / 25mg84 $52.50Australia, Canada, India, NZ, Turkey, Singapore, UK, USA


    Select the most affordable brand or generic drug

    infoGeneric drug is the basic drug with an active substance in it, and the name of the generic drug is same as active substance most of the times. Like Acetaminophen/Paracetemol is Generic name and it has different brand names like Tylenol, Acimol, Crocin, Calpol etc. All these Brand names contain the same Paracetemol, but the medications are manufactured by different companies, so the different brand names. Generic drug is always cheaper and affordable, and it can be replaced in place of brand name drug prescribed by the healthcare practitioner. The Generic medicine has same properties as branded medicine in terms of uses, indications, doses, side effects, so no need to worry on that. Just select the most affordable generic or branded medicine.

    StrengthQuantityPrice, USDCountry
    10 's $0.27
    Biduret-L Amiloride 2.5 mg, hydrochlorothiazide 25 mg. TAB / 10 $0.27
    Biduret-L Amiloride 2.5mg, Hydrochlorothiazide 25mg TAB / 10 $0.27
    BIDURET-L tab 10's $0.27GSK
    Lorinid Mite 50's $5.92

    References

    1. Dailymed."Amlodipine besylate; hydrochlorothiazide; olmesartan medoxomil: dailymed provides trustworthy information about marketed drugs in the united states. dailymed is the official provider of fda label information (package inserts).". https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailym... (accessed August 28, 2018).
    2. "Hydrochlorothiazide". https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/co... (accessed August 28, 2018).
    3. "Amiloride". https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/co... (accessed August 28, 2018).

    Moduretic - Frequently asked Questions

    Can Moduretic be stopped immediately or do I have to stop the consumption gradually to ween off?

    In some cases, it always advisable to stop the intake of some medicines gradually because of the rebound effect of the medicine.

    It's wise to get in touch with your doctor as a professional advice is needed in this case regarding your health, medications and further recommendation to give you a stable health condition.

    Who should not take Moduretic?

    Some medical conditions may interact with Moduretic. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

    • if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
    • if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
    • if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
    • if you have cirrhosis or liver problems, diabetes, gout, kidney problems or kidney stones, asthma, heart problems, or systemic lupus erythematosus
    • if you have elevated blood acid, low folic acid levels, or electrolyte problems, or are dehydrated

    Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Moduretic. Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:

    • Potassium-sparing diuretics (eg, spironolactone), potassium supplements, or salt substitutes containing potassium because high blood potassium levels may occur and cause listlessness, confusion, abnormal skin sensations of the arms and legs, heaviness of limbs, slowed heart rate, irregular heart rhythm, or stopping of the heart
    • Cholestyramine or colestipol because they may decrease Moduretic's effectiveness
    • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) (eg, indomethacin) because they may decrease Moduretic's effectiveness of Moduretic may be decreased and the risk of kidney problems may be increased
    • Barbiturates (eg, phenobarbital), certain chemotherapy medicines, corticosteroids (eg, prednisone), digoxin, dofetilide, ketanserin, narcotic pain medicines (eg, codeine), or medicines for high blood pressure because the risk of their side effects may be increased by Moduretic
    • Diazoxide, lithium, or nondepolarizing neuromuscular blockers (eg, pancuronium) because their actions and the risk of their side effects may be increased by Moduretic
    • Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors (eg, enalapril) because the risk of high blood potassium and kidney problems may be increased by Moduretic
    • Diabetes medicines (eg, glipizide) or insulin because their effectiveness may be decreased by Moduretic

    This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Moduretic may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

    How should I take Moduretic?

    Use Moduretic as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

    • Take Moduretic by mouth with food.
    • Moduretic may increase the amount of urine or cause you to urinate more often when you first start taking it. To keep this from disturbing your sleep, try to take your dose before 6 pm.
    • If you miss a dose of Moduretic, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.

    Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Moduretic.

    Can Moduretic be taken or consumed while pregnant?

    Please visit your doctor for a recommendation as such case requires special attention.

    Can Moduretic be taken for nursing mothers or during breastfeeding?

    Kindly explain your state and condition to your doctor and seek medical advice from an expert.

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    Reviews

    Following the study conducted by wDrugs.com on Moduretic, the result is highlighted below. However, it must be clearly stated that the survey and result is based solely on the perception and impression of visitors and users of the website as well as consumers of Moduretic. We, therefore, urge readers not to base their medical judgment strictly on the result of this study but on test/diagnosis duly conducted by a certified medical practitioners or physician.

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    The information was verified by Dr. Harshad Shah, MD Pharmacology