Triamterene / Hydrochlorothiazide

generic for Dyazide

Triamterene / Hydrochlorothiazide Warnings

This medication can raise your body's potassium levels. The risk for this is higher for people with diabetes or kidney disease, older adults, or during severe illness. High potassium levels can cause serious (rarely fatal) side effects. Tell your doctor right away if you have any of these serious side effects: muscle weakness, slow/irregular heartbeat.
  • May cause dizziness
  • Avoid prolonged or excessive exposure to direct and/or artificial sunlight while using this medication.
  • If you are pregnant or considering becoming pregnant you should discuss the use of this medication with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • This medicine may be taken with or without food.
  • Read the boxed warning information for this medication.

Lactation Warnings

  • LIMITED AMOUNTS EXCRETED WITH NO KNOWN ADVERSE EFFECTS IN INFANT.
  • INSUFFICIENT HUMAN DATA AVAILABLE; EXCRETED IN ANIMAL STUDIES

Pregnancy Warnings

  • FDA category C. quadruples risk of cardiovascular defects and oral cleft.
  • Not recommended in pre-eclampsia and other pregnancy-induced hypertension.