General English name: Triamterene
Application: water retention (edema)
Drug information for Triamterene
Drug Information: Triamtrin belongs to a group of drugs called potassium-sparing diuretics. Diuretics are sometimes called water tablets. These pills expel excess water from the body. Triamterene is a protector of potassium and, unlike other diuretics, does not excrete potassium from the body. Triamtrin is used to treat edema (accumulation of water in the body). Edema is usually caused by heart, liver or kidney failure.
Edema occurs when fluid leaks out of blood vessels and causes swelling in the lungs and legs. This condition causes shortness of breath. This drug reduces fluid in the body by increasing the excretion of urine from the kidneys.
Contraindications to Triamterene
Pay attention to the expiration date of the triamterene drug and do not take it if the medicine in your hand has expired.
Never give triamterene to another person, even if you have the same symptoms.
Do not take more triamterene than the dose prescribed by your doctor.
Check for triamterene drug interactions and be sure to tell your doctor what other medications you are taking.
Drug interaction of Triamterene
Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter medicines and herbal products) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.
Some medicines that may interact with triamterene include lithium and other medicines that may increase potassium levels (such as amiloride, eplerenone, tacrolimus, cyclosporine, and anticonvulsants). drospirenone)).
Check labels on all your medications (such as cough and cold medications, diet supplements, or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen, naproxen). Because they may contain ingredients that can increase your blood pressure or worsen swelling (edema).
Triamterene may interfere with certain laboratory tests and may cause erroneous results. Tell your doctor or nurse that you are taking this medicine before the test.
Tips to consider before taking Triamterene
Some medications are not suitable for people with certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed. Therefore, it is best for your doctor to be aware of the following before taking triamterene:
- If you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
- If you have any kidney problems or urination.
- If you have diabetes.
- If you have a condition called Addison (adrenal gland problem).
- If your blood potassium level is high.
- If you are taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor’s prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.
- If you have a history of an allergic reaction to a drug.
Possible side effects of Triamterene
All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. In case of persistent side effects, the physician should be informed:
Feeling bored: Eat simple foods and avoid high-fat and spicy foods.
Diarrhea: Drink plenty of water to replenish lost water.
Headache: Ask your doctor to prescribe a suitable painkiller.
Dry mouth, thirst: Consult your doctor if it bothers you.
Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel are due to the use of triamterene.
How to store Triamterene
- Keep all medicines out of the reach of children.
- Keep the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.