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hydrochlorothiazide and triamterene

hydrochlorothiazide and triamterene

Pronunciation: HYE dro klor oh THY a zide and trye AM ter een

Brand: Dyazide, Maxzide, Maxzide-25

Dyazide

capsule, red/white, imprinted with DYAZIDE SB

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HCT-Triamterene 25 mg-37.5 mg Cap-GG

capsule, white, imprinted with GG 606

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HCT-Triamterene 25 mg-37.5 mg Tab-BAR

rectangular, orange, imprinted with PLIVA 534

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HCT-Triamterene 25 mg-37.5 mg Tab-GG

round, green, imprinted with GG 165

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HCT-Triamterene 50 mg-75 mg Tab-GG

round, yellow, imprinted with GG 172

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HCTZ-Tramterene 50 mg-25 mg-IVA

capsule, red, imprinted with Z 2950

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HCTZ-Triam 37.5-25 mg-GG

capsule, white, imprinted with GG 606

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HCTZ-Triam 37.5-25 mg-MYL

capsule, green/yellow, imprinted with MYLAN 2537

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HCTZ-Triam 37.5-25-MYL

round, green, imprinted with TH 1, MYLAN

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HCTZ-Triam 50-25-GG

capsule, red, imprinted with GG 580

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HCTZ-Triam 75-50-MYL

round, yellow, imprinted with MYLAN, TH 2

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HCTZ-Triamterene 25 mg-37.5 mg Cap

white, imprinted with 488, DPI

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HCTZ-Triamterene 25 mg-37.5 mg Tab

oval, green, imprinted with barr, 555 643

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HCTZ-Triamterene 50 mg-75 mg

oval, yellow, imprinted with barr, 555 444

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Maxzide

bowtie, yellow, imprinted with BM8, MAXZIDE

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Maxzide-25

bowtie, green, imprinted with BM9, MAXZIDE

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Triamterene-HCTZ 37.5-25 mg-WAT

round, green, imprinted with WATSON 424

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Triamterene-HCTZ 75-50 mg-WAT

round, yellow, imprinted with WATSON 348

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What is the most important information I should know about hydrochlorothiazide and triamterene?

Multum donot

You should not use this medication if you are allergic to hydrochlorothiazide or triamterene, or if you have kidney disease, urination problems, high levels of potassium in your blood, or if you are taking other diuretics similar to triamterene. Do not use potassium supplements unless your doctor has told you to.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor if you have heart or liver disease, glaucoma, diabetes, a breathing disorder, gout, lupus, kidney stones, a pancreas disorder, or an allergy to sulfa drugs or penicillin.

Multum noalcohol

Drinking alcohol can further lower your blood pressure and may increase certain side effects of hydrochlorothiazide and triamterene.

Avoid a diet high in salt. Too much salt will cause your body to retain water and can make this medication less effective.

Multum donot

Do not use potassium supplements, salt substitutes, or low-sodium milk while you are taking hydrochlorothiazide and triamterene, unless your doctor has told you to.

Avoid becoming overheated or dehydrated during exercise and in hot weather. Follow your doctor's instructions about the type and amount of liquids you should drink. In some cases, drinking too much liquid can be as unsafe as not drinking enough.

If you are being treated for high blood pressure, keep using this medication even if you feel fine. High blood pressure often has no symptoms.

What is hydrochlorothiazide and triamterene?

Hydrochlorothiazide is a thiazide diuretic (water pill) that helps prevent your body from absorbing too much salt, which can cause fluid retention.

Triamterene is a potassium-sparing diuretic that also prevents your body from absorbing too much salt and keeps your potassium levels from getting too low.

The combination of hydrochlorothiazide and triamterene is used to treat fluid retention (edema) and high blood pressure (hypertension).

Hydrochlorothiazide and triamterene may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What should I discuss with my doctor before taking hydrochlorothiazide and triamterene?

Multum donot

You should not use this medication if you are allergic to hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ, HydroDiuril, Lotensin HCT, Prinzide, Zestoretic, Ziac, and others) or triamterene (Dyrenium), or if you have:

  • kidney disease or are unable to urinate;
  • high potassium levels (hyperkalemia);
  • if you are taking diuretics similar to triamterene, such as amiloride (Midamor, Moduretic), spironolactone (Aldactone, Aldactazide); or
  • if you are taking potassium supplements (unless your doctor tells you to).

To make sure you can safely take hydrochlorothiazide and triamterene, tell your doctor if you have any of these other conditions:

  • diabetes;
  • heart disease;
  • cirrhosis or other liver disease;
  • glaucoma;
  • a breathing disorder;
  • gout;
  • lupus;
  • a history of kidney stones;
  • a pancreas disorder; or
  • an allergy to sulfa drugs or penicillin.
Multum nopreg

FDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether hydrochlorothiazide and triamterene will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using this medication.

Multum nobrfeed

Hydrochlorothiazide and triamterene can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. You should not breast-feed while taking hydrochlorothiazide and triamterene.

How should I take hydrochlorothiazide and triamterene?

Take exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label.

Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results.

You will need regular medical tests to be sure this medication is not causing harmful effects. Visit your doctor regularly.

Multum emt

If you need surgery or medical tests, tell the doctor ahead of time that you are taking medication that contains hydrochlorothiazide. You may need to stop using the medicine for a short time.

Keep using this medicine as directed, even if you feel well. High blood pressure often has no symptoms. You may need to use blood pressure medication for the rest of your life.

Multum rt

Store at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.

What happens if I overdose?

Multum emt

Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.

Overdose symptoms may include increased urination, nausea, vomiting, weakness, fever, warmth or flushing in your face, or muscle spasms.

What should I avoid while taking hydrochlorothiazide and triamterene?

Multum noalcohol

Drinking alcohol can further lower your blood pressure and may increase certain side effects of hydrochlorothiazide and triamterene.

Avoid a diet high in salt. Too much salt will cause your body to retain water and can make this medication less effective.

Multum donot

Do not use potassium supplements, salt substitutes, or low-sodium milk while you are taking hydrochlorothiazide and triamterene, unless your doctor has told you to.

Multum dizzy

Hydrochlorothiazide and triamterene may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.

Avoid becoming overheated or dehydrated during exercise and in hot weather. Follow your doctor's instructions about the type and amount of liquids you should drink. In some cases, drinking too much liquid can be as unsafe as not drinking enough.

What are the possible side effects of hydrochlorothiazide and triamterene?

Multum emt

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Multum donot

Stop using hydrochlorothiazide and triamterene and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

  • eye pain, vision problems;
  • slow, fast, or uneven heartbeat;
  • feeling like you might pass out;
  • swelling or rapid weight gain;
  • urinating less than usual or not at all;
  • headache, trouble concentrating, memory problems, weakness, loss of appetite, feeling unsteady, hallucinations, fainting, seizure, shallow breathing or breathing that stops;
  • low potassium (confusion, uneven heart rate, extreme thirst, increased urination, leg discomfort, muscle weakness or limp feeling);
  • high potassium (irregular heart rate, weak pulse, muscle weakness, tingly feeling);
  • severe pain in your upper stomach spreading to your back, nausea and vomiting, fast heart rate;
  • easy bruising, unusual bleeding (nose, mouth, vagina, or rectum), purple or red pinpoint spots under your skin;
  • patchy skin color, red spots, or a butterfly-shaped skin rash over your cheeks and nose (worsens in sunlight);
  • fever, sore throat, and headache with a severe blistering, peeling, and red skin rash; or
  • jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).

Less serious side effects may include:

  • mild nausea, diarrhea, constipation;
  • dizziness, headache;
  • blurred vision;
  • dry mouth;
  • skin rash.

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.

What other drugs can affect hydrochlorothiazide and triamterene?

Multum dizzy

Before using hydrochlorothiazide and triamterene, tell your doctor if you regularly use other medicines that make you sleepy (such as cold or allergy medicine, sedatives, narcotic pain medicine, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicine for seizures, depression, or anxiety). They can add to sleepiness caused by hydrochlorothiazide and triamterene.

Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:

  • lithium (Eskalith, LithoBid);
  • amphotericin B (Amphotec, AmBisome, Abelcet);
  • methenamine (Hiprex, Mandelamine, Urex);
  • gout medication such as allopurinol (Zyloprim), colchicine (Colcrys), or probenecid (Benemid);
  • steroid medication (prednisone and others);
  • a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven);
  • insulin or oral diabetes medication;
  • laxatives;
  • an ACE inhibitor such as benazepril (Lotensin), enalapril (Vasotec), lisinopril (Prinivil, Zestril), quinapril (Accupril), ramipril (Altace), and others; or
  • indomethacin (Indocin) or other NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) such as aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn, Naprelan, Treximet), celecoxib (Celebrex), diclofenac (Arthrotec, Cambia, Cataflam, Voltaren, Flector Patch, Pennsaid, Solareze), indomethacin (Indocin), meloxicam (Mobic), and others.

This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with hydrochlorothiazide and triamterene. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.

Where can I get more information?

Your pharmacist can provide more information about hydrochlorothiazide and triamterene.


Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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Last modified on: 2 April 2014


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