Moduretic is a diuretic. Moduretic helps you make more urine and to lose excess water from your body. Moduretic is prescribed in combination with other drugs to treat congestive heart failure or high blood pressure.
Moduretic is contraindicated if you have any of the following conditions:
- An unusual or allergic reaction to Moduretic, other drugs, foods, dyes, or preservatives;
- High levels of potassium in the blood;
- Kidney or liver disease;
- Pregnant or trying to get pregnant;
Do not take Moduretic with any of the following drugs:
- Antiinflammatory drugs, NSAIDs like ibuprofen;
- Drugs for high blood pressure or heart failure;
- Potassium sparing diuretics like spironolactone and triamterene;
- Potassium supplements;
Moduretic side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:
- Yellowing of the eyes or skin;
- Weakness or heaviness of legs;
- Unusually weak or tired;
- Trouble passing urine;
- Stomach pain;
- Numbness, tingling in hands or feet;
- Nausea, vomiting;
- Muscle cramps;
- Loss of appetite;
- Fast or irregular heartbeat;
- Dark urine;
- Constipation, or diarrhea;
- Chest pain;
- Change in sex drive or performance;
- Breathing problems;
- Allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue;
Your doctor will tailor the dosage to meet your individual requirements, taking into consideration other medical conditions you may have and other medications you may be taking.
The usual starting dose is 1 tablet per day, which may be increased to 2 tablets per day taken at the same time or separately.
The safety and effectiveness of Moduretic have not been established in children.