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Dyazede- Hydrochlorothiazide /Triamterene Medication help needed.?
I would like to try and get off Dyazide-Hydrochlorothiazide /Triamterene. I started taking this because I retain fluid, I eat way to much salt. I'm not overweight and I have low blood pressure so it wasn't for that reason. I am 40 and have taken this for around a year or better. I have heard bad things about what it can do to you so I really think I should be off it. I hear if you stop cold turkey I will balloon up with fluid. Does anyone know how to taper off this drug or how to avoid problems going off this drug.
The Hair Dr.
01/28/10
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  First, why did your doctor prescribe this medicine for you? If you retain fluid, there are lots and lots of other diuretics available. Every drug has side effects. I don't know what you've heard about it, but I do know that you need to talk to your doc before going off it. Talk about your concerns and work out a tapering off schedule with them, or talk about switching.
L.
01/28/10
whats the difference between hydrochlorothiazide and triamterene hydrochlorothiazide?
Kate
05/27/10
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  Essentially triamterene/hydrochlorothiazide is a combination of two diuretics.
http://www.medicinenet.com/hydrochlorothiazide_wtriamterene-oral/article.htm
see this site for the combination.

And this site for hydrochlorothiazide
http://www.webmd.com/drugs/drug-5310-Hydrochlorothiazide+Oral.aspx?drugid=5310&drugname=Hydrochlorothiazide+Oral

This drug or the combination are used to treat fluid retention.
Original Ken
05/27/10
Triamterene?
I've been taking Triamterene & Linisopril for over 5 yrs., but for the past 2 weeks the Triamterene has been causing severely frequent urination (urinating every hour!). My diet hasn't changed. Nothing has changed except this urination problem. I couldn't rest at night. When I stopped taking it, my hands and feet would swell up. How can I stop this swelling and why is this medicine affecting me like this? I know my doctor could tell me, but I'm just curious about your answers. Thanks.
meillee44
04/11/07
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  I TAKE THIS MED TOO . I DO NOT THINK THIS IS YOUR MEDS. CALL DR ASAP.COULD YOU HAVE AN INFECTION POSSIBLY URINARY???? GOOD LUCK
DO NOT STOP MEDS WITHOUT DRS APPROVAL PLEASE
lady d
04/11/07
How much potassium is to much if you are taking triamterene?
my father is in the hospital and is throwing up and high blood pressure and we think it is because he is eating to much potassium while being on the triamterene medication
Julie
12/08/09
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  Potassium requirements vary. In most people, the kidneys are able to keep potassium levels in balance and will excrete any excess potassium to keep levels balanced. The exception to this is if someone has decreased kidney function or is on a medication that affects potassium. Triamterene is a Potassium sparing diuretic, which basically means it increases the reabsorpiton of potassium back into the body and therefore decreases the excretion of potassium into the urine. Potassium levels can increase in blood and should be monitored by simple blood tests at regular intervals. Triamterene is frequently used with other diuretics that decrease Potassium levels, like Hydrochlorothiazide, which each balance each other out. Triamterene does not cause high potassium in every patient who takes it.

Was your father taking Potassium supplements or was he just eating foods with high potassium? If he was given supplements, this suggests that his doctor noted that he had low potassium on blood tests and is giving extra potassium to get it in the normal range. There are usually few or no symptoms of high potassium levels in the body, but it can be tested for with a simple blood test. Symptoms include muscle weakness and increased urination. Nausea and vomiting are not typical symptoms of elevated potassium. High potassium levels are potentially life threatening, because it leads to deadly heart rhythms. I am sure they have checked his potassium levels by now. His doctors will be able to tell him the appropriate amount of Potassium intake based on his potassium levels in the lab tests. Vomiting can decrease the level of potassium. Good luck to you and your father.
Agnodice
12/11/09
how much weight will you loose by taking triamterene?
I am taking triamterene for my blood pressure and have lost about 10 to 13 pounds in 3 months. Is this normal. I have cut out salt from my diet and been watching my cholesterol.
Madeline
09/15/10
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  I think it is normal because you have probably been eating healthier. You may continue to lose a little more, until you are at a healthy weight.
pelican
09/16/10
Hydrochlorothiazide & Lisinopril?
I'm 18 and been diagnosed with high bp no more than 3 weeks ago. I've been on hydrochlorothiazide taking it everyday, and cut off all caffiene and energy drinks since then and been on a very low sodium diet, sometimes not eatin very much out of concern about the whole situation. I'm not overweight and in shape, and close to having a full 6-pack ;-p lol. Today, early durin school, my blood pressure shot up to 171/115. My usual Dr. wasnt in so a diff. one gave me Lisinopril. He said to take it and my hydrochlorothiazide and the Lisinopril as soon as I got home, (keep in mind the first was already in my system from having taken it earlier and he knew that), and then he says it shouldn't lower it alot, but either that or sleepin when I got home did, cuz it pretty much stayed around 125/85 and lately a lil lower, right now it's 129/83, then he says to take them both about right now... SO.... (sry for this being so long)... my question is, should I take it? or would this be too much meds?
Ken
05/12/07
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  First, I hope the physician treating you has already ruled out secondary causes of hypertension. The reason being is that you are very young, sounds like you are in shape, and I don't know your family history.
Some secondary causes are: renal artery stenosis, pheocytochroma, cushings, etc.
Now to answer your question, lisinopril is better known to stabilize blood pressure than cause hypotension (very low blood pressure). Think of it as a medication that controls it from going up by stopping something in your blood. It is likely OK to take both, but as always, monitor you blood pressure regularly and watch for signs of hypotension (low blood pressure).
Addendum: Hydrochlorothiazide (HCT) usually comes in 12.5, 25, & 50. My guess is that you are on 25. Lisinopril usually comes in 10, 20, 40, & 80. If you are on the max doses, obviously you are at greater risk of hypotension. If you ever have questions, it is always best to ask your primary or prescribing physician than random people on yahoo answers who have no idea of your history and med dosages.
Solo
05/12/07
Lisinopril and Hydrochlorothiazide?
My doctor put me on Lisinopril and Hydrochlorothiazide 10 mg/12.5 mg for high blood pressure and congestive heart failure. I started taking it yesterday today I feel very weak and have some pressure in my chest is this normal? I get anxious easily and don't want to make a big deal out of this but I don't like the way I feel. Has anyone ever heard of or taken this medicine?
katlock
09/02/10
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  I've been on that medicine for a month. For the first 3 or 4 days, I felt run down. I just figured it was my body getting adjusted to a lower blood pressure. I would give it a couple of weeks. If you still don't like the way you feel, have the doctor prescribe something different.
Danny
09/02/10
Is there any difference between hydrochlorot and hydrochlorothiazide?
Have been prescribed hydrochlorot for HBP and now have been prescribed Hydrochlorothiazide for another ailment, should I be taking both of these?
Edward
06/25/09
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  Hydrochlorot is an abbreviation of hydrochlorothiazide. It is common for physicians and pharmacists to abbreviate words. You should not take both of these unless the physician intentionally wanted to increase the dose of hydrochlorothiazide. We physicians are quite human and mistakes happen all the time. The only way to answer your question, is to call your physician, ask for his or her nurse, and then ask if the physician meant to increase the dose of hydrochlorothiazide. There are many reasons why a physician might chose to increase the dose. Hydrochlorothiazide is referred to as a 'diuretic' which is not a correct term. It is a saluretic or a natriuretic meaning that sodium is deposited in the distal convoluted tubule of the nephron - the functional units which make up the kidney. Water follows sodium so if a person has 'fluid overload' or 'swelling' the drug may cause some degree of diuresis. Independent of this effect the drug is also able to decrease blood pressure without a loss of total body water, although there may be a re-distribution of water in the body. The total dose of hydrochlorothiazide should not exceed 25 mg daily. This drug has a dose response curve, meaning the higher the dose the greater the effect. This is true until the dose of 25 mg, at which point the dose response curve plateaus. Thus doses above 25 mg may cause metabolic derangements but will make little if any demonstrable effect. In the 1960s, when drugs to treat hypertension were very few, hydrochlorothiazide (also abbreviated HCTZ or HCT) was prescribed as high as 100 to 200 mg daily. This led to quite a few problems. By 1980, it was recognized that dosages above 25 mg daily were inappropriate. If you have other questions or if you need additional information, please email me at johnerussomd@jhu.edu. You may be interested in my article 'Accurate Blood Pressure Measurement'. I am also writing an article on 'Primary Hypertension'. I wish you the very best of health and may God bless.
john e russo md facm faafp
06/25/09
Regarding hydrochlorothiazide for hypertension and creatine for body building. Will they clash in your body?
If you take hydrochlorothiazide for hypertension and also take creatine supplements for fitness/muscle reasons, will the two act against each other ... or will they both still carry out their effects in different parts of the body...or will they actually cause harmful effects....or some combination of these things?
Adam
07/12/09
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  Hi

There are so many things you need to understand and consider when taking creatine.

This information should answer most of your questions.

http://408bfdrc3mfe5cz942fovct0nq.hop.clickbank.net/?tid=CREATINE

Hope this give you some information you need.
Sirtobster
07/18/09
Can you take bayer aspirin while on hydrochlorothiazide?
My mom has to take hydrochlorothiazide 4 her high blood pressure, but she gets headache's a lot. And we use Bayer Aspirin 4 our headache's, but in some poeple it can cause high blood pressure. So is it safe to take bayer aspirin while on hydrochlorothiazide?
Drewbee
07/26/09
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  She don't have to live with those headaches if she doesn't want to.
Not knowing for sure where they are located, have her try this one for those that come from the back.
Place both her hands behind her head, the fingers on the muscle at the base of her skull. Pull into that muscle hard and hold. Now relax, take a deep breath and exhale and don't tense up any part of her body. Wait 30 seconds and very slowly start to look down until her head is extended all the way. Then release the pressure and let her head rest there for one minute.
If her head pain is coming from someplace else, contact me and I'll help her get rid of it wifhout the need for anything else.
Douglas B
07/26/09
How does adderall and hydrochlorothiazide react when taken together?
I want to lower my blood pressure when I take adderall by taking a water pill called hydrochlorothiazide. On my prescription info it warns me to tell my doctor when I take both together. Why? What is the reaction from taking a water pill and adderall?
Is it okay to do it if I drink mass amounts of water?
coldplaykitty
02/23/08
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  Adderall (amphetamine and dextroamphetamine) affects the blood pressure. Hydrochlorothiazide, a diuretic, removes extra water from the body in order to maintain the blood pressure within the parameters set by your physician.

If you have moderate to severe high blood pressure, please point your medications and your condition to your doctor. It is not recommended to drink extra fluid because it will simply make the hydrochlorothiazide's dose ineffective; plus ingesting extra fluid might cause hypertension due to your body's condition and may strain the heart.
tranquil
02/23/08
is it safe to take triamterene @ zinc together?
Annette
12/25/09
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  It should be OK. Potassium is pretty much the only mineral that is contraindicated since triamterine prevents potassium depletion and one should be careful to not have excessive potassium levels.
Tony I
12/25/09
triamterene hctz 37.5 - 25 mg compare dyazide 50 - 25mg?
Maria F
11/09/06
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  Dyazide contains Triamterene + Hydrochlorothiazide
They are avaiable both in brand as well as generic
in a combination of 37.5mg+25mg and 50+25mg
Hiten
11/09/06
What effect does Mrs. Dash seasoning have while taking triamterene hydrochlorozide?
Jackie
04/23/09
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  Salt substitutes (for example, Mrs.Dash) contain potassium and may lead to excessive potassium levels in the body if combined with triamterene/hydrochlorothiazide.
Jennifer Barnes
04/23/09
anyone ever take phentermine or triamterene together for weight loss? what kind of results did you get?
anayo
03/08/08
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  I took phentermine for a few months about 3 years back. I did not lose really fast. I did lose some though. In a month I went from 150 to 144. I think it permanently changed my brain. It made me real jittery at the time. My desk always used to be neat at my office. Now it is a big 'ol mess and has been ever since I took phentermine.

I tried a different tactic to lose weight and lost 30 lbs in two months, so now I am convinced that I no longer need pills to lose weight. I also believe now after trying the pills that if you have to use a pill to lose it, you'll need the pill to maintain it too.

In case you are curious, I lost the weight by avoiding foods that are highly processed and I avoided sugar as much as possible. You can research some of my answers to see some of the other things I did and didn't eat.
amberview
03/08/08
why restrict sun exposure when on triamterene for blood pressure control?
Hoot
07/02/09
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  I don't know. It's a water pill so I can't imagine what the problem would be.

Are you sure you were warned to stay out of the sun specifically because of this medicine?

Call your pharmacist. They can tell you immediately.
Glenda
07/02/09
hydrochlorothiazide?
side effects
delta a
10/22/06
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  What side effects may I notice from taking hydrochlorothiazide? (Back to top)
Side effects that you should report to your prescriber or health care professional as soon as possible:
•blood in urine or stools
•diarrhea
•dry mouth
•fever or chills, sore throat
•increased thirst
•irregular heartbeat
•lower back or side pain
•mood changes
•muscle pain or weakness, cramps
•nausea, vomiting
•redness, blistering, peeling or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth
•severe stomach pain
•skin rash, itching
•tingling or numbness in the hands or feet
•unusual bleeding or bruising
•unusual tiredness or weakness
•yellowing of the eyes or skin
St♥rmy Skye
10/22/06
Can valsartan be administered together with hydrochlorothiazide?
baby
09/18/06
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  yes they can be. I have given them many times together. Just make sure your blood pressure does not go to low. You can go to a pharmacy and many of them have the free blood pressure check machines
researchtissue
09/19/06
Can take hydrochlorothiazide and Klor con with St. John's wort?
mooseontheloose
05/01/08
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  just love






all the time
waukeene
05/04/08
If a tablet contains 50 mg losartan potassium and 12.5 mg hydrochlorothiazide how many tablets do I take?
If a tablet contains 50 mg losartan potassium and 12.5 mg hydrochlorothiazide how many tablets do I take in one day.
agyarko@sbcglobal.net
02/24/06
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  Hyzaar(Losartan/hydrochlorothiazide)50mg/12.5mg

DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
Hypertension Dosing must be individualized.
The usual starting dose of losartan is 50 mg once daily, with 25 mg recommended for patients with intravascular volume depletion (e.g., patients treated with diuretics) and patients with a history of hepatic impairment

Losartan can be administered once or twice daily at total daily doses of 25 to 100 mg. If the antihypertensive effect measured at trough using once-a-day dosing is inadequate, a twice-a-day regimen at the same total daily dose or an increase in dose may give a more satisfactory response.

Hydrochlorothiazide is effective in doses of 12.5 to 50 mg once daily and can be given at doses of 12.5 to 25 mg as HYZAAR. To minimize dose-independent side effects, it is usually appropriate to begin combination therapy only after a patient has failed to achieve the desired effect with monotherapy.

The side effects of losartan are generally rare and apparently independent of dose; those of hydrochlorothiazide are a mixture of dose-dependent (primarily hypokalemia) and dose-independent phenomena (e.g., pancreatitis), the former much more common than the latter.

Therapy with any combination of losartan and hydrochlorothiazide will be associated with both sets of dose-independent side effects.

Replacement Therapy: The combination may be substituted for the titrated components.

Dose Titration by Clinical Effect: A patient whose blood pressure is not adequately controlled with losartan monotherapy (see above) or hydrochlorothiazide alone, may be switched to HYZAAR 50-12.5 (losartan 50 mg/hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg) once daily. If blood pressure remains uncontrolled after about 3 weeks of therapy, the dose may be increased to two tablets of HYZAAR 50-12.5 once daily or one tablet of HYZAAR 100-25 (losartan 100 mg/hydrochlorothiazide 25 mg) once daily. A patient whose blood pressure is not adequately controlled with losartan 100 mg monotherapy (see above) may be switched to HYZAAR 100-12.5 once daily. If blood pressure remains uncontrolled after about 3 weeks of therapy, the dose may be increased to two tablets of HYZAAR 50-12.5 once daily or one tablet of HYZAAR 100-25 (losartan 100 mg/hydrochlorothiazide 25 mg) once daily.A patient whose blood pressure is inadequately controlled by 25 mg once daily of hydrochlorothiazide, or is controlled but who experiences hypokalemia with this regimen, may be switched to HYZAAR 50-12.5 (losartan 50 mg/hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg) once daily, reducing the dose of hydrochlorothiazide without reducing the overall expected antihypertensive response. The clinical response to HYZAAR 50-12.5 should be subsequently evaluated, and if blood pressure remains uncontrolled after about 3 weeks of therapy, the dose may be increased to two tablets of HYZAAR 50-12.5 once daily or one tablet of HYZAAR 100-25 (losartan 100 mg/hydrochlorothiazide 25 mg) once daily.The usual dose of HYZAAR is one tablet of HYZAAR 50-12.5 once daily. More than two tablets of HYZAAR 50-12.5 once daily or more than one tablet of HYZAAR 100-25 once daily is not recommended. The maximal antihypertensive effect is attained about 3 weeks after initiation of therapy.Use in Patients with Renal Impairment: The usual regimens of therapy with HYZAAR may be followed as long as the patient's creatinine clearance is >30 mL/min. In patients with more severe renal impairment, loop diuretics are preferred to thiazides, so HYZAAR is not recommended.

Patients with Hepatic Impairment: HYZAAR is not recommended for titration in patients with hepatic impairment because the appropriate 25 mg starting dose of losartan cannot be given. Severe Hypertension The starting dose of HYZAAR for initial treatment of severe hypertension is one tablet of HYZAAR 50-12.5 once daily (see CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY, Pharmacodynamics and Clinical Effects). For patients who do not respond adequately to HYZAAR 50-12.5 after 2 to 4 weeks of therapy, the dosage may be increased to one tablet of HYZAAR 100-25 once daily. The maximum dose is one tablet of HYZAAR 100-25 once daily. HYZAAR is not recommended as initial therapy in patients with hepatic impairment because the appropriate 25 mg starting dose of losartan cannot be given. It is also not recommended for use as initial therapy in patients with intravascular volume depletion (e.g., patients treated with diuretics.

HYZAAR®50-12.5 (Losartan Potassium-Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets)
HYZAAR®100-12.5 (Losartan Potassium-Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets)
HYZAAR®100-25 (Losartan Potassium-Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets)

16 Hypertensive Patients with Left Ventricular Hypertrophy Treatment should be initiated with COZAAR 50 mg once daily. Hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg should be added or HYZAAR 50-12.5 substituted if the blood pressure reduction is inadequate. If additional blood pressure reduction is needed, COZAAR 100 mg and hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg or HYZAAR 100-12.5 may be substituted, followed by COZAAR 100 mg and hydrochlorothiazide 25 mg or HYZAAR 100-25. For further blood pressure reduction other antihypertensives should be added

HYZAAR may be administered with other antihypertensive agents. HYZAAR may be administered with or without food
Hiten
04/01/06
Is it really necessary to take both hydrochlorothiazide and lisinopril for high blood pressure?
lisamarie526
11/15/10
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  It depends on your blood pressure and your other health conditions (if any).

Your goal could be as low as less than 130/80. As a general rule, if your blood pressure is 20 points or more above goal when you first start treatment you should probably be on at least 2 medications. If you are already being treated, and aren't at your goal, adding another medication is usually necessary.

There are many lifestyle modifications that can be made to help lower your blood pressure and limit the amount of medication you need, so be sure to talk with your physician and pharmacist about them.
Aaron Emmel, PharmD, BCNSP
11/17/10
Diplopia caused by spike in blood sugar after using hydrochlorothiazide?
Last week, my mom's doctor changed her dose of Zestoretic to increase the amount of hydrochlorothiazide she was taking due to an increase in water retention. My mom has been controlling her blood sugars well until this medication change. I've read that the medication can affect the blood sugar, which in turn can cause all kinds of problems, one of which being diplopia, otherwise known as double vision. Has anyone else ever had this problem as a result of spiking blood sugar levels? I've researched diplopia a lot and see that the majority of the time, it corrects itself. My mom is just about a basket case because she can't do anything but worry about it. She can't work. She is freaking out afraid that it's a permanent condition. I keep telling her that it's not permanent and it should get better with time. Anybody have any experience with diplopia and how long it lasted for you or someone you know that had it? She's really scared. Thanks for any input!
Sunnshine
05/27/08
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  The diplopia could be caused by a condition known as Diabetic Lens Osmosis, which occurs due to high blood sugars. Water is forced into the small space between the lens and cornea, which causes blurry or double vision. It can correct itself as blood sugars return to normal, but the risk for permanent retina damage still exists with constantly elevated blood sugars.

I have experienced Diabetic Lens Osmosis, and it does correct itself, as long as you get the blood sugars under control. But if you strain to see for long periods of time to get around the lens osmosis, you can permanently damage your vision. It is the same phenomenon behind the trend in worse vision in the technology field. Constant eyestrain from reading text on a computer screen can permanently damage your ability to see at further distances.

The lens osmosis goes away a few hours to a few days after regaining good control of your blood sugar.

Now, in regards to your Zestoretic question... Hydrochlorothiazide has a well known side effect of hyperglycemia, so if her doctor put her on a higher dose of that, she should notify her endocrinologist immediately to formulate a new insulin dosage to account for the medication. You could experiment around, but its probably best to ask a doctor first before you do anything.

Again, don't take any of my advice as medical fact. Just know that Ive been in these situations before, and thats what has worked for me.
djzeratul
05/30/08
anyone know bout high blood pressure med.called triamterene?
This med. has left dark blood vessels on my moms legs and the dr. thinks thats normal and asures us that this med. is the best there is. I want to find out if anyone else has had same problem and if so is there something else you tried or heard about.
teena
10/12/06
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  Side Effects of This Medicine

Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:

Rare

For amiloride, spironolactone, and triamterene

Skin rash or itching; shortness of breath

For spironolactone and triamterene only (in addition to effects listed above)

Cough or hoarseness; fever or chills; lower back or side pain; painful or difficult urination

For triamterene only (in addition to effects listed above)

Black, tarry stools; blood in urine or stools; bright red tongue; burning, inflamed feeling in tongue; cracked corners of mouth; lower back pain (severe); pinpoint red spots on skin; unusual bleeding or bruising; weakness


Signs and symptoms of too much potassium

Confusion; irregular heartbeat; nervousness; numbness or tingling in hands, feet, or lips; shortness of breath or difficult breathing; unusual tiredness or weakness; weakness or heaviness of legs


Other side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. However, check with your doctor if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome:

More common (less common with amiloride and triamterene)

Nausea and vomiting; stomach cramps and diarrhea

Less common

For amiloride, spironolactone, and triamterene

Dizziness; headache

For triamterene only (in addition to effects listed above for triamterene)

Increased sensitivity of skin to sunlight


Signs and symptoms of too little sodium

Drowsiness; dryness of mouth; increased thirst; lack of energy

Other side effects not listed above may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your doctor.

The side effects listed above are those I found at one site and at another the following was found:


SIDE EFFECTS

Adverse effects are listed in decreasing order of frequency; however, the most serious adverse effects are listed first regardless of frequency. All adverse effects occur rarely (that is, one in 1000, or less).

Hypersensitivity: anaphylaxis, rash, photosensitivity.

Metabolic: hyperkalemia, hypokalemia.

Renal: azotemia, elevated BUN and creatinine, renal stones, acute interstitial nephritis (rare), acute renal failure (one case of irreversible renal failure has been reported).

Gastrointestinal: jaundice and/or liver enzyme abnormalities, nausea and vomiting, diarrhea.

Hematologic: thrombocytopenia, megaloblastic anemia.

Central Nervous System: weakness, fatigue, dizziness, headache, dry mouth

Based on those 2 sites, I can't really say whether the side effect your mother is experiencing is a normal one or not (can't see it). However, I think I would ask if she could not be changed over to another medication. There are all kinds of different medications for high blood pressure out there and this side effect does not seem to be desirable.
msfyrebyrd
10/13/06
My Cartilages has me on Exforge?
He took me off Benazepril,Carvedilol,and Lisinopril.At the time I was seeing him he had me taking Exforge twice a day,I stopped seeing him be cos he said as long as I am doing so well I no longer need a Cartilages,and his clink was closed down.Now my General practitioner tells me I am only suppose to take Exforge once a day. and I should not stop taking Benazepril,Carvedilol, and Lisinopril.I have been off the three for 6 months now, And now I am being told to go back on them and take less of the Exforge.What I have read on Exforge it dos not do much good to take it more than once a day.My General practitioner for Clonidine,and Hydrochlorothiazide.I am doing well on the drugs I am taking now, Why should I increase the amount of drugs I am taking?Here is a list of drugs I have to take to stay well.
For Hypertension
Clonazepam.
Potassium.
Gemfibrozil.
Exforge.
Fluoxetine.
Isosorbide.
Aspirin.
Carvediliol.
2 water pils
Lasix.
Hydrochlorothiazide.
Chantix.
For Diabetes.
Amaryl.
Lantus.
Novolog.
What could I cut out?
Willy Average 317537
02/12/10
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  Since your doctor put you on the medications, he is the one you should be asking this question. Your pharmacist is your best resource for information on your medications but you should not be picking out what you will take and what you will not take-discuss your concerns with your doctor.
canam
02/12/10
Is there a doctor in the house?
I am 74 years old and had bypass surgery about 12 years ago. Nevertheless I am in pretty good shape. I keep very active, going a lot of gardening and having the dog take me for a long walk every day. I can even keep up with my young wife! The only medical problem that I have had for many years is high blood pressure. A couple of months ago someone recommended that I try DCPC compound hypotensive tablets from Beijing.( reserpine, chlordiazepoxide, hydrochlorothiazide, dihydralazine sulfate, triamterene) They appeared to work OK and I had no side effects. Then, a couple of days ago everything went downhill. My wife and I were at a kid’s outdoor exercise display. The sun was very hot and, after about an hour I began to feel a little weak and had to sit down. I decided to go home and felt progressively worse. My temperature was 39C, pulse about 75 and blood pressure 175/110. I also had diarrhea. I took DEXA amiodpine and atenolol and after about 2 hours my temperature and pulse were normal and pressure was 130/80. That night I had trouble sleeping. I had been working with a computer program formula and this was somehow fixed in my mind and every time I tried to think about something else my thoughts kept coming back to this stupid formula. Here in Indonesia it is always hot and I am used to the UK cold. Thus I always use a fan. For about 2 hours I got the chills and ended up covered with a thick blanket. My appetite was zero and so was my energy. The next morning I felt fine and all the symptoms except the diarrhea had disappeared. I now feel fine but really need to know what brought this on.
After a couple of days I was fine and just would like to know what brought it on. I think it was side effects from the Chinese med
exbrit69
05/03/09
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  You asked this question a few days ago. If you are still having this problem please see a doctor. Good luck!
Ali
05/07/09
What are the brand names for the following generic drugs: tri-sprintec, methyldopa, and hydrochlorothiazide?
hotrodgirl1973
10/19/06
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  GENERIC - BRAND
methyldopa - Aldomet
methyldopa + hydrochlorothiazide - Aldoril
hydrochlorothiazide - Esidrix
hydrochlorothiazide - Hydrodiuril
hydrochlorothiazide - Microzide
Tri - Sprintec - Ortho Tri-Cyclen and/or Ortho Cyclen
norgestimate + ethinyl estradiol - Tri - Sprintec
bier9999
10/21/06
i need to know about some pills my b-friends mom was taking and see what they are for? can anyone help me out?
here are the names of the pills
triam/ hctz
mavik
amitriptyline
rozerem
chilordiazepoxide
triamterene/ hctz
blueyes2183
09/26/06
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  triam/ hctz
blood pressure

mavik
controls high blood pressure

amitriptyline
antidepressant

rozerem
used to trest insomnia.. sleep aid

chilordiazepoxide
mental depression

triamterene/ hctz
helps widen arteries and is used to rid the body of water
Chelsea Nicole
09/26/06
How to deal with my high blood pressure? Three years and still uncontrolled...?
I've now been on Hydrochlorothiazide, Metoprolol (Lopressor) with and without Hydrochlorothiazide, Lisinopril, hyzaar, cozaar... None of them brought me below an average of 145/95. My husband and I are now wanting to concieve, so we are trying pregnancy safe medications. I've been on amlodipine (norvasc), nifedipine, labetalol, and as of yesterday, methyldopa (aldomet) - all in the last 15 weeks. I am grasping at straws here. Today my BP is 163/115 - unless I find a way to control this I won't be able to have kids. I've tried the whole diet/exercise/cut salt thing and lost 60 pounds and it did nothing to help my blood pressure. If the aldomet doesn't work, my DO is sending me to a hypertension clinic.

After 3 years of testing, I just want answers and a way to fix it! What tests should I ask for? I feel that if they could find the cause, then they would know better how to control it. I've had tons of blood testing, thyroid test, 24 and 72 hour holter, 2 echos, and several EKGs. I'm not sure what else to do and I know all the stressing isn't helping anything, but I can't help it! I don't know why nothing seems to be working to control it!
Jessica
03/03/11
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  You have got stage 2 hypertension.
Check the function of your kidney (for microalbuminuria, creatinine, blood urea nitrogen). Check for renal artery stenosis.
Consult a nephrologist.
Please note that I am not a medical professional.
gangadharan nair
03/03/11
How long after starting hydrochlorothiazide would one expect to see their blood pressure start to come down?
Pete...thanks. Finally someone has answered my question as asked.
Gary L
06/30/09
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  I have seen it come down in about 2 days.
When the Doctor gave me he told me that it take about a week.
pete
06/30/09
Does Avalide have a generic or something equivalent without the hydrochlorothiazide?
so it could be added to create an equivalent?
DR
07/09/09
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  Go to the FDA's Drug Orange Book. That will help you crosswalk brand name drugs with generic options. It is the only FDA "official" source.

Of course, your doctor or pharmacist will have to weigh in as well -- it isn't a call you can make on your own.

Once you ID a generic option, you can use a search engine like the link below to find the cheapest option near you.
Smith
07/10/09
Can you drink alcohol while taking hydrochlorothiazide?
I was wondering if there are any potential dangers of mixing water pills with alcohol. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks.
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ GiNa ♥
05/07/09
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  If you do, it will aggravate the side effects and you will feel extremely unwell.
Susan Yarrawonga
05/08/09

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