AMILORIDE

Midamor

Reviewed at Senior Paediatric Meeting
July 2012
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Management of Amiloride Administration

Description

Prescription

Administration

  1. Administer independent of food (milk decreases bioavailability).

Nursing Considerations

  1. Assess for signs of adverse effects. Be alert for signs of hyperkalaemia, hyponatraemia.
  2. Monitor fluid balance.
  3. Monitor blood pressure at regular intervals.
  4. Weigh each 2-3 days.

Storage

References

1  McEvoy GK (ed) AHFS. Drug information. Bethesda American Society of Hospital Pharmacists Inc, 2010.
2 Reynolds JEF (ed) Martindale. The Extra Pharmacopoeia (30th ed) London: The Pharmaceutical Press 1993.
3 Nursing 1997. Drug handbook, Springhouse, p810-1.