Medications and Drugs
Brand Names: Dyazide, Maxzide, Maxzide-25
Generic Name: hydrochlorothiazide and triamterene (Pronunciation: HYE dro klor oh THY a zide and trye AM ter een)
What is hydrochlorothiazide and triamterene (Dyazide, Maxzide, Maxzide-25)?
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.
Hydrochlorothiazide and triamterene may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
capsule, red/white, imprinted with DYAZIDE SB
HCT-Triamterene 25 mg-37.5 mg Cap-GG
capsule, white, imprinted with GG 606
HCT-Triamterene 25 mg-37.5 mg Tab-BAR
rectangular, orange, imprinted with PLIVA 534
HCT-Triamterene 25 mg-37.5 mg Tab-GG
round, green, imprinted with GG 165
HCT-Triamterene 50 mg-75 mg Tab-GG
round, yellow, imprinted with GG 172
HCTZ-Tramterene 50 mg-25 mg-IVA
capsule, red, imprinted with Z 2950
HCTZ-Triam 37.5-25 mg-GG
capsule, white, imprinted with GG 606
HCTZ-Triam 37.5-25 mg-MYL
capsule, green/yellow, imprinted with MYLAN 2537
round, green, imprinted with TH 1, MYLAN
capsule, red, imprinted with GG 580
round, yellow, imprinted with MYLAN, TH 2
HCTZ-Triamterene 25 mg-37.5 mg Cap
white, imprinted with 488, DPI
HCTZ-Triamterene 25 mg-37.5 mg Tab
oval, green, imprinted with barr, 555 643
HCTZ-Triamterene 50 mg-75 mg
oval, yellow, imprinted with barr, 555 444
bowtie, yellow, imprinted with BM8, MAXZIDE
bowtie, green, imprinted with BM9, MAXZIDE
Triamterene-HCTZ 37.5-25 mg-WAT
round, green, imprinted with WATSON 424
Triamterene-HCTZ 75-50 mg-WAT
round, yellow, imprinted with WATSON 348
What are the possible side effects of hydrochlorothiazide and triamterene (Dyazide, Maxzide, Maxzide-25)?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using hydrochlorothiazide and triamterene and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
Less serious side effects may include:
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What is the most important information I should know about hydrochlorothiazide and triamterene (Dyazide, Maxzide, Maxzide-25)?
You should not use this medication if you are allergic to hydrochlorothiazide or triamterene, or if you 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 unless your doctor has told you to.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor if you have heart or liver disease, glaucoma, diabetes, a breathing disorder, gout, lupus, kidney stones, a pancreas disorder, or an allergy to sulfa drugs or penicillin.
Drinking alcohol can further lower your blood pressure and may increase certain side effects of hydrochlorothiazide and triamterene.
Avoid a diet high in salt. Too much salt will cause your body to retain water and can make this medication less effective.
Do not use potassium supplements, salt substitutes, or low-sodium milk while you are taking hydrochlorothiazide and triamterene, unless your doctor has told you to.
Avoid becoming overheated or dehydrated during exercise and in hot weather. Follow your doctor's instructions about the type and amount of liquids you should drink. In some cases, drinking too much liquid can be as unsafe as not drinking enough.
If you are being treated for high blood pressure, keep using this medication even if you feel fine. High blood pressure often has no symptoms.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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