Triamterene-Hydrochlorothiazide

What condition does Triamterene-Hydrochlorothiazide treat?

Triamterene-Hydrochlorothiazide helps treat fluid retention. When taken for conditions such as heart failure, liver disease, or kidney problems, this medicine reduces the accumulation of fluid in the body. In addition, you may experience less swelling in your ankles or feet and less breathing difficulty if you do this.  

High blood pressure can also be treated with this prescription. Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent heart attacks, strokes, and kidney problems. 

Triamterene is a type of medicine called a potassium-sparing diuretic. Hydrochlorothiazide is a type of drug called thiazide diuretic. This combined medication is sometimes called co-triamterzide. They lessen the amount of water in the body by increasing the flow of urine. Wherein, it helps lower the blood pressure. This medication also helps prevent your body from absorbing too much salt. It keeps your potassium levels from getting too low. Triamterene-Hydrochlorothiazide is supplied as a tablet for oral use. This is a prescription approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). 

How does Triamterene-Hydrochlorothiazide work?

Triamterene-Hydrochlorothiazide works by causing the kidneys to increase the number of salts that are filtered out of the blood and urine. They draw water together with them when salts are filtered out of the blood by the kidneys. As diuretics increase the removal of salts from the blood, they also cause more water to be drawn out of the blood and urine. 

Removing water from blood lessens the volume of fluid circulating through the blood vessels. This successively decreases the pressure within the blood vessels. Diuretics like Triamterene and Hydrochlorothiazide, therefore, works effectively to lower high blood pressure. 

What is the recommended dosage for Triamterene-Hydrochlorothiazide?

Your medical condition and response will determine the recommended dosage. The best result can be achieved by taking this medication according to the instructions. Do not take more or less than it is given by our doctor. 

Triamterene-Hydrochlorothiazide is usually taken once a day in the morning you may take each dose with or without food. It is best to avoid taking this within four hours of your bedtime. It is to prevent having to get up to urinate. Don’t forget to take this medication at the same time each day. 

What are the side effects of Triamterene-Hydrochlorothiazide?

  • Abdominal or stomach pain
  • Blurred vision
  • Bloating
  • Constipation
  • Cough
  • Dark urine
  • Dizziness 
  • Dry mouth
  • Drowsiness
  • Dry skin
  • Headache
  • Increased sweat and thirst 
  • Indigestion
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Pale skin

What are the precautions in taking Triamterene-Hydrochlorothiazide?

  • This should not be used if you have kidney disease, high levels of potassium in your blood, and urination problems. 
  • Do not use this medication if you are allergic to it. 
  • While you are taking Triamterene and Hydrochlorothiazide, do not use low-sodium milk. 
  • Do not breastfeed while using this medicine. 
  • This is not approved for use by anyone younger than 18 years old.  
  • If you have high blood pressure, keep using this medication even if you feel well. High blood pressure often has no symptoms. You may need to use blood pressure medicine for the rest of your life.