Compare Aldactazide vs. Triamterene

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Aldactazide
(spironolactone / hydrochlorothiazide)

Dyrenium
(triamterene)

Lowers blood pressure. Removes extra water from your body. Aldactazide (Spironolactone / Hydrochlorothiazide) removes excess fluid in your body and lowers your blood pressure, while helping keep your potassium levels safe.Coming soon.
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Best available price for 30 (25mg/25mg) tablets of aldactazide
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Best available price for 30 (50mg) capsules of dyrenium
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Side effects
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How it works
AldactazideTriamterene
Aldactazide (Spironolactone / Hydrochlorothiazide) is a combination medicine that lowers your blood pressure with two diuretics (water pills), hydrochlorothiazide and spironolactone. They act on different parts of your kidney to get rid of extra fluids.Coming soon.
Type of medication
AldactazideTriamterene
Prescription only
Available as
AldactazideTriamterene
  • Pill
  • Pill
Used for
AldactazideTriamterene
  • Edema
Risk factors for serious side effects
AldactazideTriamterene
  • Current kidney problems
  • Medicine that increase potassium
  • Use of salt substitute
  • Medicine that affects electrolytes
Detailed Aldactazide (spironolactone / hydrochlorothiazide) risks & warnings »
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    Pregnancy

    Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

    Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

    Kidneys and liver
    AldactazideTriamterene
    • Needs blood tests to monitor electrolytes and kidney function.
    • Get your blood pressure, potassium, and kidney function checked one week after starting the medicine, then routinely after.
    • Aldactazide (Spironolactone / Hydrochlorothiazide) can increase the amount of potassium in your body. High potassium can cause heart problems. Baseline and routine blood tests are needed to monitor your potassium and kidney function.
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    Upsides and benefits
    AldactazideTriamterene
    • Lowers the risk of heart attack and stroke.
    • Has a low risk of causing muscle problems due to low potassium levels in your blood.
    • Gets rid of extra fluids in your body.
    • Helpful for people who tend to have low potassium levels.
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    Downsides and risks
    AldactazideTriamterene
    • Many possible side effects, especially when higher doses are used.
    • Can increase the risk of tumor growth.
    • Needs blood tests to monitor electrolytes and kidney function.
    • Can make you urinate more often.
    • Can make you sensitive to sunlight.
    • Shouldn't take it if you have a sulfa allergy.
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    Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
    AldactazideTriamterene
    • Makes you urinate more often, so don't take it at bedtime.
    • Can make you dizzy or cause trouble concentrating, so be careful using it until you know how it affects you.
    • Don't use supplements or salt substitutes that are high in potassium.
    • Get your blood pressure, potassium, and kidney function checked one week after starting the medicine, then routinely after.
    • Tell your doctor about any dizziness, muscle weakness, skin changes, red or black tarry stool.
    • Can make your skin more sensitive to sun, so use proper protections.
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