What is Aqua-Ban?
Aqua-Ban is a diuretic (water pill). It works by increasing urination.
Aqua-Ban is used to treat bloating, swelling, feelings of fullness, and other signs of water weight gain traditionally related to menstrual symptoms.
Follow all directions on your medicine label and package. Tell each of your healthcare providers about all your medical conditions, allergies, and all medicines you use.
Before taking this medicine
You should not use Aqua-Ban if you are allergic to it, or if you are unable to urinate.
Ask a doctor or pharmacist if it is safe for you to use Aqua-Ban if you have other medical conditions, especially:
- kidney disease;
- heart disease; or
- high blood pressure.
How should I take Aqua-Ban?
Use exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.
Do not take more than 4 doses of pamabrom in a 24-hour period.
Drink 6 to 8 glasses of water each day while you are taking Aqua-Ban.
Aqua-Ban will cause you to urinate more than usual. This is a sign that the medicine is working.
Stop taking Aqua-Ban and call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve after 10 days of treatment.
Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Do not remove a pill from the blister pack until you are ready to take the medicine.
What happens if I miss a dose?
Since Aqua-Ban is used when needed, you may not be on a dosing schedule. If you are on a schedule, use the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What should I avoid while taking Aqua-Ban?
Follow your doctor’s instructions about any restrictions on food, beverages, or activity.
Aqua-Ban side effects
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Common side effects may include:
- gold-colored urine (a normal side effect of Aqua-Ban and not cause for concern).
What other drugs will affect Aqua-Ban?
Other drugs may interact with pamabrom, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Tell each of your health care providers about all medicines you use now and any medicine you start or stop using.