Dyazide is used in adults for swelling due to steroid use, heart, liver or kidney problems or other unknown causes and for treating high blood pressure. Dyazide contains a combination of 2 drugs, triamterene and hydrochlorothiazide. Triamterene helps the body loose excess salt but keep a normal amount of potassium (an electrolyte) in the blood. Hydrochlorothiazide is a diuretic or “water pill” that increases urination. This lowers blood pressure. This medicine does not cure high blood pressure. It helps to control it. Therefore, it is important to continue taking Dyazide regularly even if you feel fine. Dyazide is usually given to people in whom other diuretics have caused hypokalemia (low potassium levels in your blood). Take Dyazide exactly as prescribed. It is recommended to take your dose at about the same time every day. Dyazide should be taken after a meal.
Canadian Pharmacy King currently offers the generic Dyazide also called Triamterine/HCTZ from Canada. Generic Dyazide is available in the strength of 50 mg/25 mg tablets.
The common side effects of Dyazide may include muscle cramps, spasms, and pain, weakness, restlessness, dizziness, pins and needles in your fingers, headache, constipation, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, decreased appetite, upset stomach, enlargement of the glands in your mouth, dry mouth, reduced libido, bleeding under the skin, rash, red patches on the skin. Contact your doctor right away if you have any of the following symptoms:
• Allergic reaction;
• Decreased levels of potassium in the blood: irregular heartbeats, muscle weakness;
• Electrolyte imbalance: weakness, drowsiness, muscle pain or cramps;
• Increased blood sugar: frequent urination, thirst, and hunger;
• Kidney disorder: change in frequency of urination;
• Liver disorder: yellowing of the skin, eyes;
• Low blood pressure: dizziness, fainting, lightheadedness
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please call your doctor if you have any further concerns or questions.
Do not take Dyazide if you: are allergic to triamterene and hydrochlorothiazide or any sulfonamide-derived drugs, have difficulty urinating, have severe or worsening kidney or liver problems, are breastfeeding, have high potassium levels, have: Galactose intolerance, Lapp lactase deficiency, Glucose-galactose malabsorption. Before you use Dyazide talk to your doctor if you: are allergic to penicillin, have diabetes, liver or kidney disease, have a history of kidney stones, have lupus or gout, are dehydrated or suffer from excessive vomiting, diarrhea, or sweating, are using any form of potassium supplementation, are taking any other “water pills”, are pregnant, are less than 18 or over 65 years. Hydrochlorothiazide in Dyazide can cause Sudden Eye Disorders: sudden nearsightedness, blurred vision, an increased pressure in your eyes, eye pain. While taking Dyazide, exposure to sunlight should be minimized. Avoid driving or using machinery while taking Dyazide as it may cause dizziness, lightheadedness, or fainting.
Tell your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist about all the medicines you take, including vitamins, minerals, or alternative medicines, especially: alcohol, sleeping pills, or strong pain medications, amphotericin B, an antifungal drug, anticancer drugs, including methotrexate, antidepressants, antidiabetic drugs, bile acid resins used to lower cholesterol, corticosteroids, digoxin, a heart medication, drugs that slow down or speed up bowel function, drugs used to treat epilepsy, gout medications, lithium used to treat bipolar disease, blood pressure lowering drugs, skeletal muscle relaxants used to relieve muscle spasms.