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What is the treatment for triamterene overdose?

What is the treatment for triamterene overdose?

See below: Depends on how many were taken. If a few tablets monitor bp- if too low seek help. ...Read more

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Dyrenium (Definition)

Dyrenium is a potassium-sparing agent which is a kind of water pill or diuretic (heart ...Read more


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How much weight will you lose by taking triamterene?

How much weight will you lose by taking triamterene?

See below: Triamterene is a weak diuretic, ie a pill to get rid of sodium and water, not a weight reduction pill. ...Read more

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Why did my doc prescribe triamterene hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) 37.5/25 for altitude illness? I thought Diamox was the one. My BP is 120/65 so i question triamterene

Why did my doc prescribe triamterene  hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) 37.5/25 for altitude illness?  I thought Diamox was the one. My BP is 120/65 so i question triamterene

I agree: See a travel or wilderness specialist. Diamox (acetazolamide) is a sulfa medication. If you have severe sulfa allergy the next appropriate medications would be a form of Prednisone and/or a high dose of Motrin (if appropriate)--which has recently been shown to be helpful as well. ...Read more

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Side effects of triamterene/37.5/25 cpmyltr?

Side effects of triamterene/37.5/25 cpmyltr?

Dehydration: Triamterene is blood pressure medicine classified as a diuretic. It is used excrete fluid out of your body while retaining potassium so you dont develop cramps. Side effects include dehydration, dizziness and if you lose too much water - renal failure. ...Read more

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Water retention. I have had water retention for several years, and been taking triamterene since then. I have hashimoto's and going through menopause also for the last 8 years. My thyroid levels on the last check a month ago say they are ok. I have been t

Water retention. I have had water retention for several years, and been taking triamterene since then. I have hashimoto's and going through menopause also for the last 8 years. My thyroid levels on the last check a month ago say they are ok. I have been t

Water : Water retention is not a diagnosis, it is a symptom of something else going on. Some of the most common things that can cause water retention if they are not working properly include: heart, liver, kidneys and lymphatics. Other things that cause water retention include certain medications, and physical inactivity. Water retention over a period of years can represent a wide variety of different problems. If your primary care physician evaluates you for water retention and cannot find a cause it is termed "idiopathic edema." the treatment for water retention is to treat the underling medical problem that causes it. In come cases reducing salt intake is helpful or taking diuretics (such as the triamterene you mention). Compression stockings can be helpful if the water retention goes into your feet, as can keeping your legs elevated. ...Read more

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Is it safe to mix phentermine and triamterene?

Is it safe to mix phentermine and  triamterene?

Drug interaction: Phenyeramine is used for weight control but can cause tachycardia triamterene is a diuretic and can cause blume depletion make sure your regimen is supervised. ...Read more

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I am 55 yr old wm and on 4 hbp meds, 75/50 mg triamterene/hctz, 100 mg losartan, 50 mg atenolol & 5 mg amlodipine. My BP now 103/71. Concerned w taking so many meds. Appreciate your thoughts on this.

I am 55 yr old wm and on 4 hbp meds, 75/50 mg triamterene/hctz, 100 mg losartan, 50 mg atenolol & 5 mg amlodipine. My BP now 103/71. Concerned w taking so many meds. Appreciate your thoughts on this.

Care w multiple meds: For folks on multiple meds, it is critical that someone, preferably your primary MD reviews at least twice a yr, preferably quarterly total meds intake and effects they may be having on the body with vital signs and regular blood tests to see if any changes are warranted. While your BP seems a bit low, more imp is to make sure your potassium etc are ok also, which if lie can pose serious risk. ...Read more

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What to do if I took two doses of my triamterene/hctz pill. overdose by accident?

What to do if I took two doses of my triamterene/hctz pill. overdose by accident?

No problem: You probably won't even notice the difference. That's a normal dose for some people. ...Read more