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Moduretic Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Moduretic is a diuretic combination used for the treatment of high blood pressure and congestive heart failure, conditions which require the elimination of excess fluid from the body. When you will use it for high blood pressure, then it may be used alone or with other high blood pressure medications. Diuretics help your body to produce and eliminate more urine, which helps lower blood pressure.

Moduretic Dosage

  • For adults, the usual starting dose is 1 tablet per day, which may be increased to 2 tablets per day taken at the same time or separately.
  • The safety and effectiveness of Moduretic have not been established in children.

Uses of Moduretic

  • It is used to treat high blood pressure.
  • It may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Moduretic

Before taken Moduretic medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor. If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Moduretic. Side effects may include:

  • Diarrhea
  • Elevated potassium levels
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Leg pain
  • Nausea
  • Rash
  • Shortness of breath
  • Weakness

Warnings and precautions before taking Moduretic:

  • If you are taking an ACE-inhibitor type of blood pressure medication such as Vasotec, then you should be used Moduretic with extreme caution.
  • If you have liver disease, or collagen vascular disease, then you should be used Moduretic with caution.
  • If you have bronchial asthma or a history of allergies, then you may be at risk for an allergic reaction to Moduretic.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Moduretic with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Moduretic with the following:

  • ACE inhibitors such as Vasotec
  • Barbiturates such as phenobarbital
  • Cyclosporine
  • Insulin
  • Lithium
  • Muscle relaxants such as tubocurarine
  • Narcotics such as Percocet
  • Other high blood pressure medications
  • Tacrolimus

No specific information on symptoms of Moduretic overdose is available. But after taken Moduretic if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect.

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