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Moduretic is commonly prescribed for people who have high blood pressure or water retention associated with congestive heart failure. The drug causes a decrease in blood volume, which can lower blood pressure and help relieve fluid retention. It comes in tablet form, and is usually taken once a day. Common side effects include weakness, nausea, and dizziness.
What Is Moduretic?Moduretic® (amiloride-HCTZ) is a prescription medicine that is used as a diuretic for high blood pressure and fluid retention. It is a combination of two diuretic medications: amiloride and hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ).
Who Makes This Medication?Brand-name Moduretic was originally made by Merck, but is no longer being made. Generic versions are still available, however, and are made by a few different manufacturers.
- Controlling high blood pressure (hypertension)
- Treating water retention (edema) associated with congestive heart failure (CHF).