Does amiloride interact with other drugs or food?

Advertisement
Advertisement
Amiloride can interact with several medications, including lithium; cyclosporine; tacrolimus; ACE (angiotensin-converting enzyme) inhibitors, such as enalapril, benazepril, ramipril; and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as indomethacin, ibuprofen, aspirin and naproxen. Be sure to consult with your doctor before starting any new medications while taking amiloride. In addition, some side effects of amiloride can be exacerbated by alcohol. Salt substitutes and low-sodium milk products that have potassium should be avoided, as they can lead to high levels of potassium. A diet that is high in salt also should be avoided, as it can cause water retention and make amiloride less effective.