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hydrochlorothiazide-triamterene (generic name)

Dyazide (brand name)

(hye droe klor oh THYE a zide; trye AM ter een): An antihypertensive combination - It helps you make more urine and lose the extra water from your body
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Hydrochlorothiazide, Triamterene Oral tablet

What is this medicine?

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE; TRIAMTERENE (hye droe klor oh THYE a zide; trye AM ter een) is a diuretic. It helps you make more urine and lose the extra water from your body. This medicine is used to treat high blood pressure and edema or swelling from excess water.

This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

How should I use this medicine?

Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on your prescription label. You may take this medicine with or without food. Take your doses at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed.

Remember that you will need to pass urine frequently after taking this medicine. Do not take your doses at a time of day that will cause you problems. Do not take at bedtime.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.
NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

What may interact with this medicine?

Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
  • eplerenone

This medicine may also interact with the following medications:

This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.

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Last Updated

May 01, 2009

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