Compare Aldactazide vs. Triamterene

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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.

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Upsides
  • 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
  • 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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Side effects
The Aldactazide (Spironolactone / Hydrochlorothiazide) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
The Dyrenium (Triamterene) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and risk factors
  • Tumor development
  • Heart problems due to high potassium
    • Current kidney problems
    • Medicine that increase potassium
    • Use of salt substitute
  • Muscle problems due to electrolyte imbalance
    • Current kidney problems
    • Medicine that affects electrolytes
  • Severe allergic reactions
    • History of sulfa allergies
  • Driving impairment
    • Taking with alcohol
    • Taking other medicines that make you less alert
  • Breast pain or swelling
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