If bothersome side effects occur during treatment, or if your condition is not adequately controlled with Moduretic, alternatives may be considered. This can include making certain lifestyle changes (such as limiting your salt and alcohol intake, and becoming more physically active) or wearing support stockings. Moduretic alternatives also include other medications (such as amiloride, furosemide, or spironolactone).
Moduretic Alternatives: An OverviewModuretic® (amiloride-HCTZ) is a prescription medicine used for controlling high blood pressure or dealing with fluid retention. It is a combination of two diuretic medications: amiloride and hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ). The drug is generally effective in treating these conditions, and most people tolerate it well. However, as with all medicines, side effects can occur or the medicine may not completely control a person's condition. Fortunately, several alternatives to Moduretic are available for high blood pressure or water retention.
Moduretic Alternatives for High Blood PressureAlternatives to Moduretic for controlling high blood pressure (hypertension), include:
- Losing weight
- Limiting your salt intake
- Becoming more physically active
- Drinking less alcohol
- Changing your diet (including more fruits and vegetables)
- Taking other medications (see High Blood Pressure Medication for more information).
(Click High Blood Pressure Treatment to learn more about the treatment options for high blood pressure.)