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Triamterene and Hydrochlorothiazide

General Information

Triamterene and Hydrochlorothiazide are indicated for the treatment of fluid retention. This medication reduces extra fluid in the body caused by conditions such as liver disease, heart failure, or kidney disease. This may also lessen symptoms like swelling in your ankles or feet and shortness of breath.

Triamterene and Hydrochlorothiazide may also be used to treat high blood pressure. Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent heart attacks, strokes, and kidney problems.

How do Triamterene and Hydrochlorothiazide work?

Triamterene and Hydrochlorothiazide work by causing the kidneys to increase the number of salts that are filtered out of the blood and urine. They draw water together with them when salts are filtered out of the blood by the kidneys. As diuretics increase the removal of salts from the blood, they also cause more water to be drawn out of the blood and urine.

Removing water from blood lessens the volume of fluid circulating through the blood vessels. This successively decreases the pressure within the blood vessels. Diuretics like Triamterene and Hydrochlorothiazide, therefore, works effectively to lower high blood pressure.

Why use Triamterene and Hydrochlorothiazide?

Triamterene is a type of medicine called a potassium-sparing diuretic. Hydrochlorothiazide is a type of drug called thiazide diuretic. This combined medication is sometimes called co-triamterzide. They lessen the amount of water in the body by increasing the flow of urine. It helps lower blood pressure. This medication also helps prevent your body from absorbing too much salt. That it keeps your potassium levels from getting too low. Triamterene and Hydrochlorothiazide are supplied as tablets for oral use. Each tablet contains 50 mg of Hydrochlorothiazide and 75 mg of Triamterene. This is a prescription approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

How to use Triamterene and Hydrochlorothiazide?

The recommended dosage is based on your medical condition and response. Take this medication exactly as it is prescribed for the best result. Do not take more or less than it is given by our doctor.

Triamterene and Hydrochlorothiazide are usually taken once a day in the morning you may take each dose with or without food. It is best to avoid taking this within 4 hours of your bedtime. It is to prevent having to get up to urinate. Don’t forget to take this medication at the same time each day.

What are the side effects of Triamterene and Hydrochlorothiazide?

  • Abdominal or stomach pain
  • Blurred vision
  • Bloating
  • Constipation
  • Cough
  • Dark urine
  • Dizziness
  • Dry mouth
  • Drowsiness
  • Dry skin
  • Headache
  • Increased sweat and thirst
  • Indigestion
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Pale skin

Warnings and Precautions

  • This should not be used if you have kidney disease, high levels of potassium in your blood, and urination problems.
  • Do not use this medication if you are allergic to it.
  • While you are taking Triamterene and Hydrochlorothiazide, do not use low-sodium milk.
  • Do not breastfeed while using this medicine.
  • This is not approved for use by anyone younger than 18 years old.