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Triamterene/HCTZ 75-50mg Tablets – Generic Maxzide

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Maxzide (Triamterene/Hydrochlorothiazide)
– 75-50mg Generic Tablets


Chemical Name: TRIAMTERENE (trye-AM-ter-een) and HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE (hye-droe-klor-oh-THYE-a-zide)

Common uses

This medicine is a potassium-sparing and thiazide diuretic combination used to
treat high blood pressure and swelling due to excess body water. It may be also
be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Before using

WARNING: This medicine can raise your body’s potassium levels. This is more
likely to occur in people with kidney problems, diabetes, in elderly patients,
or if the patient is severely ill. Potassium levels must be closely monitored in
people with any of these problems or illnesses. If not treated, high potassium
levels can be fatal. If you develop any of the following symptoms, notify your
doctor immediately: muscle weakness, irregular heartbeat. Some medicines or
medical conditions may interact with this medicine. INFORM YOUR DOCTOR OR
PHARMACIST of all prescription and over-the-counter medicine that you are
taking. DO NOT TAKE THIS MEDICINE if you are also taking dofetilide or
potassium. If you are currently taking a potassium supplement of dofetilide,
check with your doctor before starting this medicine. ADDITIONAL MONITORING OF
YOUR DOSE OR CONDITION may be needed if you are taking NSAIDs (non-steroidal
anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen and indomethacin), diazoxide, lithium, or
medicine for heart conditions (ACE inhibitors). Inform your doctor of any other
medical conditions, allergies, pregnancy, or breast-feeding. Contact your doctor
or pharmacist if you have any questions or concerns about taking this medicine.

Directions

Follow the directions for using this medicine provided by your doctor. THIS
MEDICINE MAY BE TAKEN WITH FOOD if it upsets your stomach. THIS MEDICINE MAY
CAUSE an increase in urine or in frequency of urination. To prevent this from
affecting sleep, if you are taking 1 dose daily, take it in the morning after
breakfast. If you are taking more than 1 dose, take the last one no later than 6
pm. STORE THIS MEDICINE at room temperature, away from heat and light. IF YOU
MISS A DOSE OF THIS MEDICINE, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time
for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing
schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.

Cautions

IF YOU HAVE HAD A SEVERE ALLERGIC REACTION to this medicine or any other
sulfonamide medicine (such as Septra DS, Bactrim DS, Gantrisin, glyburide, or
probenecid), contact your doctor or pharmacist before taking this medicine. A
severe reaction includes a severe rash, hives, breathing difficulties, or
dizziness. If you have a question about whether you are allergic to this
medicine or if a certain medicine is a sulfonamide, contact your doctor or
pharmacist. THIS MEDICINE MAY CAUSE dizziness. Drinking alcohol will increase
this effect. Do not drive, operate machinery, or do anything else that could be
dangerous until you know how you react to this medicine. THIS MEDICINE MAY CAUSE
increased sensitivity to the sun. Avoid exposure to the sun or sunlamps until
you know how you react to this medicine. Use a sunscreen or protective clothing
if you must be outside for a prolonged period. DO NOT USE A SALT SUBSTITUTE or
potassium supplement without checking with your doctor. BEFORE YOU BEGIN TAKING
ANY NEW MEDICINE either prescription or over-the-counter, check with your doctor
or pharmacist. FOR WOMEN: THIS MEDICINE IS EXCRETED IN BREAST MILK. DO NOT
BREAST-FEED while taking this medicine.

Possible side
effects

SIDE EFFECTS, that may go away during treatment, include dizziness or
lightheadedness when standing or sitting up, nausea, diarrhea, or loss of
appetite. If they continue or are bothersome, check with your doctor. CHECK WITH
YOUR DOCTOR AS SOON AS POSSIBLE if you experience leg or muscle cramps; rapid,
weak, or irregular heartbeat; mental confusion; stomach pain; vomiting; rash;
dry mouth; or excessive thirst. If you notice other effects not listed above,
contact your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.

Drug interactions

Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects or prevent a medicine from
doing its job. Use our drug interaction checker to find out if your medicines
interact with each other.

If you take too
much

If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency
room immediately. Symptoms of overdose may include flushed face, nausea,
vomiting, and weakness.

Additional
information

DO NOT SHARE THIS MEDICINE with others for whom it was not prescribed. DO NOT
USE THIS MEDICINE for other health conditions. KEEP THIS MEDICINE out of the
reach of children. IF USING THIS MEDICINE FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME, obtain
refills before your supply runs out.

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