What precautions should I take with amiloride-hydrochlorothiazide?

Before taking amiloride-hydrochlorothiazide (Moduretic), tell your doctor about any allergies you may have to amiloride, hydrochlorothiazide, sulfa drugs or any other drugs. Do not take this medicine if you take spironolactone or triamterene. These drugs are also used to help your body get rid of water.

Tell your doctor if you take captopril (Capoten), digoxin (Lanoxin), enalapril (Vasotec), indomethacin (Indocin), lisinopril (Prinivil, Zestril) lithium (Eskalith, Lithobid), vitamins, potassium, or medications for arthritis, diabetes or high blood pressure. Tell your doctor if you have a history of diabetes, gout or kidney or liver disease.

Let your doctor know if are breastfeeding, pregnant or planning to become pregnant. If you become pregnant while taking amiloride-hydrochlorothiazide, call your doctor immediately.

If you plan to have surgery, including any dental surgery, tell your surgeon or dentist that you take amiloride and hydrochlorothiazide.

Amiloride-hydrochlorothiazide can make you drowsy. Do not drive a car or operate machinery until you understand how this drug affects you. Alcohol can increase the drowsiness caused by this drug.