What is amiloride?

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Amiloride (brand name Midamor) is a prescription drug used to restore normal potassium levels in the bloodstream. It is a diuretic (a pill that removes excess water) commonly used to treat congestive heart failure or hypertension (high blood pressure). Doctors also prescribe it to prevent hypokalemia, a lower than normal potassium level in the blood. If you are taking this medicine, your potassium levels must be monitored, and you will need to limit your intake of foods rich in potassium. Also, you must not take potassium supplements when taking medications such as amiloride.