Triamterene-Hydrochlorothiazide

 
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Without a Prescription

Triamterene-Hydrochlorothiazide is a diuretic. Triamterene-Hydrochlorothiazide helps you make more urine and to lose excess water from your body. Triamterene-Hydrochlorothiazide is prescribed to treat patients who make too much aldosterone or have low potassium. Triamterene-Hydrochlorothiazide is prescribed to treat edema or swelling from heart, kidney, or liver disease.
Triamterene-Hydrochlorothiazide causes the kidneys to eliminate unneeded water and sodium from the body into the urine, but reduces the loss of potassium.
Triamterene-Hydrochlorothiazide is in a class of medications called diuretics ('water pills').
Triamterene-Hydrochlorothiazide is prescribed alone or with other drugs to treat edema (fluid retention excess fluid held in body tissues) caused by various conditions, including liver and heart disease.

Contraindications

Triamterene-Hydrochlorothiazide is contraindicated if you have any of the following conditions:
- High blood level of potassium;
- Kidney disease or trouble making urine;
- Liver disease;
- An unusual or allergic reaction to Triamterene-Hydrochlorothiazide, other diuretics, drugs, foods, dyes, or preservatives;
- Pregnant or trying to get pregnant;
- Breast-feeding;
- Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to Triamterene-Hydrochlorothiazide or any other medications (Dyazide, Maxzide).
- Do not take Triamterene-Hydrochlorothiazide if you are taking amiloride (Midamor), spironolactone (Aldactone), or other medications containing Triamterene-Hydrochlorothiazide.
- Tell your doctor and pharmacist what prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products you are taking or plan to take. Be sure to mention angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors such as benazepril (Lotensin), captopril (Capoten), enalapril (Vasotec), fosinopril (Monopril), lisinopril (Prinivil, Zestril), moexipril (Univasc), perindopril, (Aceon), quinapril (Accupril), ramipril (Altace), and trandolapril (Mavik) lithium (Eskalith, Lithobid) nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDS) such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) and naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn) medications for diabetes, or high blood pressure other diuretics and potassium supplements. Your doctor may need to change the doses of your medications or monitor you carefully for side effects.
- Tell your doctor if you have or have ever had diabetes, gout, kidney stones, or heart, kidney, or liver disease.
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. If you become pregnant while taking Triamterene-Hydrochlorothiazide, call your doctor. Do not breastfeed if you are taking Triamterene-Hydrochlorothiazide.
- If you are having surgery, including dental surgery, tell the doctor or dentist that you are taking Triamterene-Hydrochlorothiazide.

Interactions

Do not take Triamterene-Hydrochlorothiazide with any of the following drugs:
- Eplerenone;
- Diuretics;
- Lithium;
- Drugs for diabetes that are taken by mouth;
- Drugs for blood pressure, like ACE inhibitors;
- NSAIDs, drugs for pain and inflammation, like ibuprofen or naproxen;
- Penicillin G potassium;
- Potassium products like salt substitutes or supplements;
- Skeletal muscle relaxants, like tubocurarine;

Side Effects

Triamterene-Hydrochlorothiazide side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:
- Allergic reactions such as skin rash or itching, hives, swelling of the lips, mouth, tongue, or throat;
- Black or tarry stools;
- Lower back or side pain;
- Muscle pain or cramps;
- Numbness, tingling in hands or feet;
- Trouble breathing;
- Trouble passing urine;
- Unusual bleeding;
- Unusually weak or tired;
- Yellowing of the skin or eyes;
- Diarrhea;
- Headache;
- Nausea, vomiting;
- Vomiting;
- Dizziness;
- Headache;
- Muscle weakness or cramps;
- Slow or irregular heartbeat;
- Diarrhea;
- Rash;
- Difficulty breathing or swallowing;
- Upset stomach;
- Extreme tiredness;
- Unusual bleeding or bruising;
- Lack of energy;
- Loss of appetite;
- Pain in the upper right part of the stomach;
- Yellowing of the skin or eyes;
- Flu-like symptoms;
- Sore throat;
- Severe dry mouth;
- Unusual bruising or bleeding;

Overdose


- Upset stomach;
- Vomiting;
- Weakness or tiredness;
Without Prescription (2017)