Generic Moduretic is available in only one strength -- Amiloride-HCTZ 5-50 mg tablets, containing 5 mg of amiloride and 50 mg of hydrochlorothiazide. Several companies manufacture the drug, including Mylan Pharmaceuticals and Barr Laboratories. Since the brand-name version is no longer being produced, generic Moduretic is the only form available for treating high blood pressure and fluid retention.
Generic Moduretic: An OverviewModuretic® (amiloride-HCTZ) is a prescription medication that has been licensed to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) and water retention (edema). It is a combination of two diuretic medications: amiloride and hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ).
Brand-name Moduretic was originally made by Merck and Company. However, the patent has expired, and generic Moduretic is now available. In fact, because Merck has stopped making Moduretic, generic amiloride is the only option. It is common for manufacturers to stop making brand-name medications once a generic version is available, especially with rarely used medications such as Moduretic.
Strengths of Generic ModureticGeneric Moduretic tablets are available in one strength -- Amiloride-HCTZ 5-50 mg tablets, containing 5 mg of amiloride and 50 mg of hydrochlorothiazide.
- Mylan Pharmaceuticals
- Barr Laboratories
- West Point Pharma.
If interested, you can ask your pharmacist about all the different makers of generic Moduretic.