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Doctor insights on: Triamterene Medication

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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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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Are the following medications harmful past their expiration dates? Lisinopril/Hctz 10/12.5 Triamterene/Hctz 37.5/25 Hctz 25mg

Are the following medications harmful past their expiration dates? Lisinopril/Hctz 10/12.5 Triamterene/Hctz 37.5/25 Hctz 25mg

Medications: Are UNLIKELY to be HARMFUL after their expiration dates which are usually estimated very conservatively...HOWEVER much more commonly are NOT AS EFFECTIVE!
Short answer is
DO NOT USE THEM!
Hope this helps!
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Recently diagnosed diabetes insipidus. Dyazide (hydrocholorthiazide and triamterene) prescribed but still urinating constantly. Doctor says to give medication more time? How long?

Recently diagnosed diabetes insipidus. Dyazide (hydrocholorthiazide and triamterene) prescribed but still urinating constantly. Doctor says to give medication more time? How long?

Depends: Dyazide (hydrocholorthiazide and triamterene) can be useful in treating nephrogenic diabetes insipidus, a rare genetic disorder, but also can occur in the presence of other kidney disease, or long term lithium usage. It is important to be on a low salt diet as well. However, many people who are compulsive water drinkers can be missdiagnosed as having diabetes insipidus. Make sure the diagnosis is correct. ...Read more

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Taking tamsulosin, finasteride, triamterene -hctz, norvasc, benicar (olmesartan). Am 68 yrs old. Having tenderness in breasts. Could drugs be a cause?

Taking tamsulosin, finasteride, triamterene -hctz, norvasc, benicar (olmesartan). Am 68 yrs old. Having tenderness in breasts. Could drugs be a cause?

Likely: I wonder about triamterene, but, could be others. Check with your pharmacist he can look it up on computer to sort through hundreds of side effects that could possibly occur with these meds. Don't stop any till you talk with your doc to arrange for a replacement. ...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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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 don't develop cramps. Side effects include dehydration, dizziness and if you lose too much water - renal failure. ...Read more

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How effective is triamterene for treating hypertension?

How effective is triamterene for treating hypertension?

Somewhat effective: Triamterene falls into a class of medication called potassium-sparing diuretics. It is not the most potent on its own, but it is commonly used as an add-on medication with other hypertension drugs. ...Read more

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Is triamterene considered a blood thinner?

Is triamterene considered a blood thinner?

No: It is a diuretic ("fluid pill") and can sometimes interfere with other blood-thinners that you may be actually prescribed by your doctor. ...Read more

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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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What is maxzide (hydrocholorthiazide and triamterene)?

What is maxzide (hydrocholorthiazide and triamterene)?

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. ...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

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What are the side effects of triamterene/hctz?

What are the side effects of triamterene/hctz?

Side effects: Usually well tolerated, triamterene/HCTZ can cause abnormal electrolytes including low blood sodium, high blood potassium (esp. Ly in patients with chronic kidney disease), and alkalosis. Other non-specific side effects such as nausea, headache, vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue, and dizziness are also listed as possible side effects. ...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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What is the medicine maxzide (hydrocholorthiazide and triamterene) for?

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

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. ...Read more

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Will triamterene cause stomach pain?

Will triamterene cause stomach pain?

GI Sx, not pain: Anything can conceivably cause anything. However, pain not usual. Can cause upset stomach, nausea, vomiting, dry mouth, diarrhea, muscle cramps (if in gut could cause pain), heart rhythm disturbance, headache, allergic reactions.
Drug is a diuretic (makes you pee), can raise blood levels of potassium, get you dehydrated.
Got stomach pain, see your doc. ...Read more

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Can you get high on maxzide (hydrocholorthiazide and triamterene)?

Maxzide (hydrocholorthiazide and triamterene): Most people would not get high on maxzide (hydrocholorthiazide and triamterene) ...Read more

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Is it ok to take my triamterene w/hctz 37.5 and lisinopril 20mg at the same time? No further details

Is it ok to take my triamterene w/hctz 37.5 and lisinopril 20mg at the same time? No further details

Yes: Yes no problem but there's more to know. These are slow working medications so you should not have a sudden drop in pressure. They also should be absorbed fine when taken together. But you probably do not need the triamterene. The main diuretic of benefit in your (dyazide) is the hctz (hydrochlorothiazide). The triamterene usually does not add much when you are on lisinopril. There is a combination two pills in one lisinopril/hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) so you probably can get rid of one pill.

Lastly, there is evidence that taking at least one blood pressure medication at bedtime may be especially helpful for those with diabetes. See my post on this below. ...Read more

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Could you take dyazide (hydrocholorthiazide and triamterene) with coffee?

Could you take dyazide (hydrocholorthiazide and triamterene) with coffee?

Dyazide (hydrocholorthiazide and triamterene) & Coffee: Dyazide (hydrocholorthiazide and triamterene) is a combination pill that contain 2 different types of diuretic, hydrochlorothiazide and triamterne. There are no known interaction between dyazide (hydrocholorthiazide and triamterene) and caffeine. ...Read more