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Triameterene Benzthiazide

Triameterene Benzthiazide

Description

Benzthiazide / Triamterene is used for Hypertension, Edema, Fluid retention in heart disease, Fluid retention in liver diseases, Fluid retention in kidney diseases, Potassium retention and other conditions.This salt combination may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Uses

Triamterene + Benzthiazide Combination Belongs To Thiazide Diuretic And Used To Treat Hypertension And Mild To Moderate Oedema (Swelling).

Interactions with Benzthiazide / Triamterene

If you use other drugs or over the counter products at the same time, the effects of Benzthiazide / Triamterene may change. This may increase your risk for side-effects or cause your drug not to work properly. Tell your doctor about all the drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements you are using, so that you doctor can help you prevent or manage drug interactions. Benzthiazide / Triamterene may interact with the following drugs and products:

  • ACE inhibitors
  • Amantadine
  • Angiotensin II receptor antagonists
  • Canrenoate
  • Cholestyramine
  • Diclofenac
  • Digoxin

Side Effect

Photosensitivity Reactions; Increase In Uric Acid Concentrations; Megaloblastic Anaemia; Thrombocytopenia; Hyperkalaemia; Nephrolithiasis; Renal Failure; GI Disturbances Such As Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhoea; Dry Mouth; Fatigue; Dizziness; Skin Rash, Muscle Cramps; Headache; Orthostatic Hypotension; Increased BUN Concentrations, LFT Abnormalities.

Missing a dose

In case you miss a dose, use it as soon as you notice. If it is close to the time of your next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your dosing schedule. Do not use extra dose to make up for a missed dose. If you are regularly missing doses, consider setting an alarm or asking a family member to remind you. Please consult your doctor to discuss changes in your dosing schedule or a new schedule to make up for missed doses, if you have missed too many doses recently.

Overdosage of Benzthiazide / Triamterene

Do not use more than prescribed dose. Taking more medication will not improve your symptoms; rather they may cause poisoning or serious side-effects. If you suspect that you or anyone else who may have overdosed of Benzthiazide / Triamterene, please go to the emergency department of the closest hospital or nursing home. Bring a medicine box, container, or label with you to help doctors with necessary information.Do not give your medicines to other people even if you know that they have the same condition or it seems that they may have similar conditions. This may lead to overdosage.

Precaution

Renal And Hepatic Impairment; Cirrhosis; DM; Hyponatraemia; Hyperuricaemia; History Of Nephrolithiasis; Depleted Folic Acid Stores. Monitor Electrolyte Concentrations Closely, Especially Potassium Levels. Observe For Signs Of Liver Damage, Blood Dyscrasias Or Other Idiosyncratic Reactions. Discontinue Treatment If Urinary Calculus Is Passed. Pregnancy And Elderly.

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