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Generic name: pamabrom [PAM-abrom]
Brand names: Aqua-Ban Diurex Water Capsules, Diurex Aquagels
Drug class: miscellaneous diuretics

What is Aqua-Ban?

Aqua-Ban is a diuretic (water pill). It is effective by increasing the amount of urine.Aqua-Ban is a treatment for the symptoms of swelling, bloating, feeling of fullness, and other symptoms of increased water weight due to menstrual issues.Aqua-Ban can be used for other purposes that are not covered in this medication guide.

Side effects of Aqua-Ban

Contact a medical professional immediately. If you notice any of the following symptoms or warning signs of an allergic reaction, such as hives, difficulty breathing, or swelling of your lips, face, and tongue,

Common negative effects of Aqua-Ban include:

  • Gold-coloured urine that is gold-coloured (a normal result of Aqua-Ban but not a cause for concern).

This is not a comprehensive list of all side effects. Other effects may also be present. Consult your physician to seek medical advice on adverse effects. You can report any side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.


Follow all the instructions on your prescription label and the package. Inform your health care providers about your medical ailments and allergies, as well as the medicines you are taking.

Before you take this drug

It is not recommended to make use of Aqua-Ban. If you are allergic to it or when you're not able to urinate.

Consult a pharmacist or doctor to determine if it is safe to use Aqua-Ban if you suffer from other medical conditions, particularly:

  • Kidney disease;
  • Coronary disease
  • High blood pressure.

It is unclear if Aqua-Ban could harm an unborn baby. Don't use this medication without consulting a physician's guidance if you are expectingIt is unclear if pamabrom is absorbed into breast milk or if it can harm the nursing infant. Do not take this medication without seeking a doctor's advice if you are breastfeeding your baby.Avoid giving this medication to a teenager or child without medical guidance.

How to take Aqua-Ban?

Follow the directions on the label or as recommended by your physician. Don't use in greater quantities, in smaller amounts, or for longer periods than suggested.To get the best results, start taking Aqua-Ban five or six days prior to when you anticipate your menstrual cycle to begin. Continue taking the medication until you experience relief from symptoms or until you stop having menstrual flow.Do not exceed four doses of pamabrom within the span of 24 hours.Drink between 6 and 8 glasses of water daily when you take Aqua-Ban.Aqua-Ban causes you to have more urination than normal. This indicates that the medication is working.Stop taking Aqua-Ban and contact your doctor if you notice that your symptoms persist within 10 days after treatment.Keep the medicine at room temperature, far from heat and moisture. Do not take one capsule from a blister until you are prepared to take the medication.

What happens if I miss the dose?

Because Aqua-Ban is used only when it is needed, it is possible that you are not on a schedule for dosing. If you're following a routine, take the dose you missed as quickly as you can remember. Avoid your missed dose if you are nearing the time for the next scheduled dose.Avoid taking additional medicine in an attempt to replace what has been missed.

What happens if I overdose?

For medical emergencies, seek emergency medical attention or contact the Poison Help Line toll-free at 1-800-222-1222.

What should be avoided?

Follow the instructions of your physician regarding any limitations on foods, drinks, or any activity.

Interaction with other drug

Other medications may interact with pamabrom. This includes medications that are prescribed and available over the counter, vitamins, and herbal products. Inform your health professionals about any medications you are taking currently and all medicines you stop or start using.