Amiloride is used in the treatment of hypertension, heart failure, cirrhosis and low potassium.
How it Works
Amiloride is known as a beta-blocker. Amiloride works on the heart and blood vessels. Amiloride works by blocking beta-adrenergic receptors where messages sent by some nerves are received by the heart and blood vessels. As a result of Amiloride treatment, the heart beats more slowly and with less force. The pressure of blood within blood vessels is reduced and it is easier for the heart to pump blood around the body.
Common Side effects
Patients who take Amiloride may suffer from such side effects; Nausea, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Vomiting, Leg cramps, Headache