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A 37-year-old member asked:

What are the differences between maxzide (hydrocholorthiazide and triamterene) and hydrochlorothiazide?

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Dr. W. james Chon
Nephrology and Dialysis 26 years experience
Combination Pill: Maxzide (hydrocholorthiazide and triamterene) is a combination pill that contains two types of diuretics ("water pills")--i.e. triamterene and hydrochlorothiazide. Triamterene is a potassium-sparing diuretic that blocks sodium channels in the collecting tubules in the kidney.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

What is the medicine maxzide (hydrocholorthiazide and triamterene) for?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 61 years experience
Maxzide (hydrocholorthiazide and triamterene) is diuretic: Maxide is a diruretic, used to rid the body of excess fluid and also used as medication to lower blood pressure.
A 34-year-old member asked:

What is maxzide (hydrocholorthiazide and triamterene) used for?

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Dr. Rick Koch
Cardiology 23 years experience
BP: It is a diuretic used for blood pressure control.
A 46-year-old member asked:

What is maxzide (hydrocholorthiazide and triamterene)?

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Dr. David Mann
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Maxide: It is a diuretic (water pill) which is a combination of 2 medications. The advantage of this med is that it tends to cause low potassium (muscle cramps, etc) it is classified as a potassium sparing diuretic.
Last updated Jun 6, 2018


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