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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Side effects
Aldactazidetriamterene

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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
Antihypertensive
Diuretic
Diuretic
Prescription only
Coming soon.
Available as
Aldactazidetriamterene
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Used for (click to learn more)
Aldactazidetriamterene
  • Edema
Risk factors for serious side effects
Aldactazidetriamterene
    • Current kidney problems
    • Medicine that increase potassium
    • Use of salt substitute
    • Current kidney problems
    • Medicine that affects electrolytes
    • History of sulfa allergies
    • Taking with alcohol
    • Taking other medicines that make you less alert
      Detailed Aldactazide (Spironolactone / Hydrochlorothiazide) risks & warnings »
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      Pregnancy category
      Aldactazidetriamterene
      CFDA pregnancy category (Weigh risks vs. benefits)

      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.

      See the FDA package insert
      CFDA pregnancy category (Weigh risks vs. benefits)

      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.

      See the FDA package insert
      Alcohol
      No specific alcohol-related info.No specific alcohol-related info.
      Food
      No specific food-related info.No specific food-related info.
      Kidneys and liver
      • 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.
      • Aldactazide (Spironolactone / Hydrochlorothiazide) can affect levels of certain electrolytes (sodium, magnesium) that can cause muscle weakness/spasms or unexplained tiredness. Baseline and routine blood tests are needed to monitor your electrolytes and kidney function.
      No specific kidneys and liver-related info.
      Sex
      No specific sex-related info.No specific sex-related info.
      Sleep
      No specific sleep-related info.No specific sleep-related info.
      Weight
      No specific weight-related info.No specific weight-related info.
      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.
      Coming soon.
      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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