triamterene - oral, Dyrenium (cont.)
DRUG INTERACTIONS: See also the How to Use section.Your healthcare professionals (e.g., doctor or pharmacist) may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for it. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first.This drug should not be used with the following medications because very serious interactions may occur: cyclosporine, eplerenone, potassium-containing products (e.g., potassium supplements such as potassium chloride, salt substitutes), other potassium-sparing "water pills" (diuretics such as amiloride, spironolactone, other products containing triamterene), tacrolimus.If you are currently using any of these medications, tell your doctor or pharmacist before starting triamterene.Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use, especially of: ACE inhibitors (e.g., benazepril, lisinopril), angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs such as losartan, valsartan), drospirenone, lithium.Check the labels on all your medicines (e.g., cough-and-cold products, diet aids, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs-NSAIDs for pain/fever reduction) because they may contain ingredients that could increase your blood pressure (e.g., pseudoephedrine, phenylephrine) or reduce the effect of this medication (e.g., ibuprofen, naproxen). Ask your pharmacist about the safe use of those products.This product can affect the results of certain lab tests. Make sure laboratory personnel and all your doctors know you use this drug.This document does not contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014
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