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Amiloride is a weak diuretic which causes retention of potassium. Indications include:

  • oedema
  • potassium conservation with thiazide and loop diuretics, e.g. in patients at risk of hypokalaemia:
    • on digoxin or with dangerous cardiac rhythm
    • with low plasma potassium (<3-3.2mmol/l)

Last reviewed 01/2018