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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 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?
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
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
Which is best potassium sparing drug for htn (less side effect, effective, &popular) spironolactone or triamterene you recommend for your patients.?
I take Triamterene in the am. I take Valium at night to sleep. They are the same color. I accidentally took a Triamterene tonite, will I be ok?
You should be OK, do not take it tomorrow morning (Monday), just restart it the next morning (Tuesday). ...Read more
I am following a ketosis diet perfectly. And losing weight consistently. Just stopped taking Triamterene and gained 5 pounds this week. What's up?
No problem: You probably won't even notice the difference. That's a normal dose for some people. ...Read more
Depends: If that's how its prescribed, no; if not, yes. ...Read more
I take triamterene 37.5 mg and amlodipine 5 mg once a day is it safe to eat grapefruit? Thank you
Yes: There is no interaction among the 3 items you list. ...Read more
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
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
Yes: No problem with this medGet a more detailed answer ›
Maxzide (hydrocholorthiazide and triamterene): Most people would not get high on maxzide (hydrocholorthiazide and triamterene) ...Read more
Is it ok to take my triamterene w/hctz 37.5 and lisinopril 20mg at the same time? No further details
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
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