FDA Approves Paddock's Midamor

Preventing development of low blood potassium or helping to restore normal blood potassium in patients with high blood pressure or heart failure.

It is usually used with other medicines. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Midamor is a potassium-sparing diuretic. It works by making the kidneys eliminate sodium (salt) and water from the body while retaining potassium.

Amiloride is used with hydrochlorothiazide or furosemide to treat high blood pressure (hypertension), certain heart problems (congestive heart failure), or swelling (edema) that may be caused by severe liver problems.

Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems.

This medication is a "water pill" (diuretic) that works by increasing the amount of urine you make, allowing your body to get rid of extra salt and water. Amiloride also prevents the kidneys from getting rid of too much potassium.

Midamor is a drug used to treat high blood pressure and fluid retention. When used alone, it is a weak diuretic and is not very effective for treating high blood pressure. Midamor is usually used in combination with other diuretic medications, especially those that are prone to causing low potassium levels. Possible side effects include nausea, loss of appetite, and diarrhea.

Amiloride is a potassium-sparing diuretic (water pill) that prevents your body from absorbing too much salt and keeps your potassium levels from getting too low.

Amiloride is used to treat or prevent hypokalemia (low potassium levels in the blood).