triamterene/hydrochlorothiazide - oral, Dyazide, Maxzide

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GENERIC NAME: TRIAMTERENE/HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE - ORAL (HYE-droe-KLOR-oh-THYE-a-zide/try-AM-ter-een)

BRAND NAME(S): Dyazide, Maxzide

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WARNING: This medication can raise your body's potassium levels. This effect is more likely to occur in patients with kidney disease, diabetes, or serious illness or in the elderly. Potassium levels must be closely monitored on a regular basis while taking this medication. If not treated, high potassium levels can sometimes be fatal. Seek immediate medical attention if you develop any of these rare but serious symptoms: muscle weakness, very slow heartbeat.

USES: This medication is a combination of two "water pills" (diuretics). It increases the amount of urine you make, which causes your body to get rid of excess water. Hydrochlorothiazide/triamterene is used in patients who have developed or are at risk for developing serious potassium loss with hydrochlorothiazide treatment alone.This drug is used to treat high blood pressure. Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems.This medication also reduces swelling/fluid retention (edema) seen with conditions such as congestive heart failure, liver disease, or kidney disease. This can help to improve symptoms such as trouble breathing.

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