Hydrochlorothiazide is a thiazide diuretic (water pill) that helps prevent your body from absorbing too much salt, which can cause fluid retention.Triamterene is a potassium-sparing diuretic that also prevents your body from absorbing too much salt and keeps your potassium levels from getting too low.wisepoqder Triamterene
Hydrochlorothiazide and triamterene is a combination medicine used to treat fluid retention (edema) and high blood pressure (hypertension).hydrochlorothiazide and triamterene is usually given to people in whom other diuretics have caused hypokalemia (low potassium levels in your blood).Hydrochlorothiazide and triamterene may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
You should not use this medicine if have kidney disease, urination problems, high levels of potassium in your blood, or if you are taking other diuretics similar to triamterene. Do not use potassium supplements, salt substitutes, or low-sodium milk unless your doctor has told you to.
This medicine can raise your blood potassium to dangerous levels, especially if you have kidney disease, diabetes, severe illness, or if you are an older adult. Call your doctor right away if you have signs of high potassium: nausea, slow or unusual heart rate, numbness, tingling, muscle weakness, or loss of movement in any part of your body.
Before taking this medicine
You should not use hydrochlorothiazide and triamterene if you are allergic to hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ, HydroDiuril, Lotensin HCT, Zestoretic, and others) or triamterene (Dyrenium), or if:
you have kidney disease or are unable to urinate;
you have high potassium levels (hyperkalemia);
you are taking diuretics similar to triamterene, such as amiloride (Midamor, Moduretic), spironolactone (Aldactone, Aldactazide); or
you are taking potassium supplements (unless your doctor tells you to).
Diuretics such as triamterene can raise your blood potassium to dangerous levels. This is more likely to occur if you have kidney disease, diabetes, severe illness, or if you are an older adult. Ask your doctor about your individual risk.