TRIAMTERENE and HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE.
Triamterene/Hydrochlorthiazide is a potassium-sparing and thiazide diuretic combination used to treat high blood pressure and swelling due to excess body water. It may be also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Follow the directions for using Triamterene / Hydrochlorthiazide provided by your doctor. Triamterene/Hydrochlorthiazide Tablets may be taken with food if it upsets your stomach. This medicine may cause an increase in urine or in frequency of urination. To prevent this from affecting sleep, if you are taking 1 dose daily, take it in the morning after breakfast. If you are taking more than 1 dose, take the last one no later than 6 pm. Store this medicine at room temperature, away from heat and light. If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.
That may go away during treatment, include dizziness or lightheadedness when standing or sitting up, nausea, diarrhea, or loss of appetite. If they continue or are bothersome, check with your doctor. Check with your doctor as soon as possible if you experience leg or muscle cramps rapid, weak, or irregular heartbeat mental confusion stomach pain vomiting rash dry mouth or excessive thirst. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.
If you have had a severe allergic reaction to this medicine or any other sulfonamide medicine (such as septra ds, bactrim ds, gantrisin, glyburide, or probenecid), contact your doctor or pharmacist before taking this medicine. A severe reaction includes a severe rash, hives, breathing difficulties, or dizziness. If you have a question about whether you are allergic to this medicine or if a certain medicine is a sulfonamide, contact your doctor or pharmacist. This medicine may cause dizziness. Drinking alcohol will increase this effect. Do not drive, operate machinery, or do anything else that could be dangerous until you know how you react to this medicine. This medicine may cause increased sensitivity to the sun. Avoid exposure to the sun or sunlamps until you know how you react to this medicine. Use a sunscreen or protective clothing if you must be outside for a prolonged period. Do not use a salt substitute or potassium supplement without checking with your doctor. Before you begin taking any new medicine either prescription or over-the-counter, check with your doctor or pharmacist. For women: this medicine is excreted in breast milk. Do not breast-feed while taking this medicine.
If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. Symptoms of overdose may include flushed face, nausea, vomiting, and weakness.
Do not share Triamterene/Hydrochlorthiazide with others for whom it was not prescribed. Do not use this medicine for other health conditions. Keep this medicine out of the reach of children. If using this medicine for an extended period of time, obtain refills before your supply runs out.
The above information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist, or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that the use of the product is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your
healthcare professional before taking the product.
Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects or prevent a medicine from doing its job.