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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. Hydrochlorothiazide and triamterene is a combination medicine used to treat fluid retention (edema) and high blood pressure (hypertension). This medicine is usually given to people in whom other diuretics have caused hypokalemia (low potassium levels in your blood). Hydrochlorothiazide and triamterene may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
potassium sparing diuretics with thiazides

Frequently Asked Questions

You should not use this medicine if 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, salt substitutes, or low-sodium milk unless your doctor has told you to.

This medicine can raise your blood potassium to dangerous levels, especially if you have kidney disease, diabetes, severe illness, or if you are an older adult. Call your doctor right away if you have signs of high potassium: nausea, slow or unusual heart rate, numbness, tingling, muscle weakness, or loss of movement in any part of your body.

Similar Drugs

Brand Name Examples Supplied As Strength
Dyazide capsule 25 mg-37.5 mg
Maxzide tablet 50 mg-75 mg
Maxzide-25 tablet 25 mg-37.5 mg
Generic Examples Supplied As Strength
Hydrochlorothiazide-Triamterene tablet 25 mg-37.5 mg50 mg-75 mg
capsule 25 mg-37.5 mg25 mg-50 mg

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