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The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.
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Moduretic is a prescription that contains a combination of the drugs amiloride and hydrochlorothiazide.
Your doctor may prescribe Moduretic to treat heart failure, hypertension, or both conditions.
Hypertension is another term for high blood pressure. Hypertension is a chronic condition where the blood pushes too forcefully on the blood vessel walls. Over time, the increased pressure can cause organ damage, heart attack, or stroke.
In heart failure, one or more chambers of the heart cannot squeeze hard enough to push blood through the blood vessels. Blood may pool in the limbs or lungs, impacting the quality of life.
The ingredients in Moduretic 5-50 mg are amiloride and hydrochlorothiazide.
The starting Moduretic dose is 1 tablet by mouth once daily. Your doctor may increase the dose to 2 tablets per day.
Moduretic contains two active ingredients.
Amiloride is a potassium-sparing diuretic. It works in the kidneys to promote the urination of extra fluid to decrease the workload on the heart.
Hydrochlorothiazide is a thiazide diuretic. It also works in the kidneys to increase urination and decrease the fluid-load on the heart.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any of the following:
Tell your doctor if you have an allergy to sulfa (sulfonamide drugs) before taking Moduretic.
You may become more sensitive to the sun and artificial sunlight while taking this medicine.
Your doctor should monitor for changes in your electrolytes while taking Moduretic.
This is not a complete list of precautions. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
The common side effect of Moduretic may include:
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