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Dyazide Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Hydrochlorothiazide is a thiazide diuretic 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.

Dyazide Dosage

  • The usual starting dose of Dyazide is 1 or 2 capsules once daily.
  • Safety and effectiveness in children have not been established.

Uses of Dyazide

  • Dyazide is used to treat fluid retention and high blood pressure.
  • It may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Dyazide

Before taken Dyazide medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor. If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Dyazide. Side effects may include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Breathing difficulty
  • Change in potassium level
  • Diabetes
  • Diarrhea
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Impotence
  • Kidney stones
  • Muscle cramps

Warnings and precautions before taking Dyazide:

  • If you are taking Dyazide and have kidney disease, your doctor should monitor your kidney function closely.
  • If you have liver disease, cirrhosis of the liver, heart failure, or kidney stones, then you should be used Dyazide with extra caution.
  • You should tell your doctor if you are allergic to triamterene, hydrochlorothiazide, sulfonamide-derived medications, or any other medications.
  • If you are taking prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products you are taking or plan to take. Be sure to mention amphotericin B (Amphocin, Fungizone); angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors such as benazepril (Lotensin), then you should tell your doctor.

Drug Interaction :-If you are taking Dyazide with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Dyazide with the following:

  • Blood-thinning medications such as Coumadin
  • Corticosteroids such as Deltasone
  • Drugs for diabetes such as Micronase
  • Gout medications such as Zyloprim
  • Lithium
  • Methenamine
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as Indocin and Dolobid
  • Other high blood pressure medications such as Minipress
  • Sodium polystyrene sulfonate

After taken Dyazide if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Symptoms of a Dyazide overdose include

  • Fever
  • Nausea
  • Production of large amounts of pale urine
  • Vomiting
  • Weakness

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