Generic Name: pamabrom (PAM a brom)Brand Names: Aqua-Ban, Aqua-Ban with Pamabrom
Pamabrom is a diuretic (water pill). It works by increasing urination.
Pamabrom is used to treat bloating, puffiness, and other signs of water weight gain related to menstrual symptoms.
Pamabrom may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Before using pamabrom, tell your doctor if you take any other diuretic (water pill), or if you have high blood pressure, heart disease, or kidney disease. If you have any of these conditions, you may need a dose adjustment or special tests to safely take pamabrom.
Use this medication as directed on the label, or as your doctor has prescribed. Do not use the medication in larger amounts or for longer than recommended.Do not take more than 4 tablets in one day (24 hours).
Before taking pamabrom, tell your doctor if you have high blood pressure, heart disease, or kidney disease. If you have any of these conditions, you may need a dose adjustment or special tests to safely take pamabrom.Pamabrom may or may not be harmful to an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while you are taking this medication. It is not known whether pamabrom passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Use this medication exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use it in larger amounts or for longer than recommended.
The usual dose of pamabrom is 1 tablet taken 4 times per day.Do not take more than 4 tablets in one day (24 hours).
Pamabrom will cause you to urinate more than usual. This is a sign that the medication is working.Store pamabrom at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
Since pamabrom is taken as needed, you may not be on a dosing schedule. If you are taking the medication regularly, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to take the medicine and skip the missed dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
Follow your doctor's instructions about any restrictions on food, beverages, or activity while you are using pamabrom.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Ask your doctor before taking pamabrom if you also take any other diuretic (often used as blood pressure medication).
Diuretics include amiloride (Midamor, Moduretic), bumetanide (Bumex), chlorothiazide (Diuril), chlorthalidone (Hygroton, Thalitone), ethacrynic acid (Edecrin), furosemide (Lasix), hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ, HydroDiuril, Hyzaar, Vasoretic, Zestoretic), indapamide (Lozol), metolazone (Mykrox, Zaroxolyn), spironolactone (Aldactazide, Aldactone), triamterene (Dyrenium, Maxzide, Dyazide), torsemide (Demadex), and others.
This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with pamabrom. Tell your doctor about all your prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.