Compare Dyazide vs. Aldactazide

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Dyazide
(Hydrochlorothiazide / Triamterene)

Aldactazide
(Spironolactone / Hydrochlorothiazide)

Coming soon.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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Side effects
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How it works
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Coming soon.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.
Type of medication
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Antihypertensive
Diuretic
Diuretic
Prescription only
Available as
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Used for (click to learn more)
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  • Edema Hypertension
Risk factors for serious side effects
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  • Current kidney problems
  • Medicine that increase potassium
  • Use of salt substitute
  • Medicine that affects electrolytes
  • History of sulfa allergies
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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
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  • 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.
Upsides and benefits
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  • 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.
Downsides and risks
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  • 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.
Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
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  • 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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