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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
Yes: No problem with this medGet a more detailed answer ›
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
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
Someone I know in canada has swollen ankles. Is triazide/hct/triamterene 25/50mg what she should take?
Swollen: She should seek the advice of her physician as to what to take or not take. ...Read more
What are the differences between maxzide (hydrocholorthiazide and triamterene) and hydrochlorothiazide?
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. ...Read more
Are the following medications harmful past their expiration dates?
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!
Dr Z ...Read more