Triamterene Drug Information
Triamterene (Dyrenium®) is a "potassium-sparing" diuretic that is used to treat water retention (edema) due to various causes. Usually, this medication is used in combination with hydrochlorothiazide, another diuretic.
Common side effects of this product include:
- Weakness or fatigue
Triamterene comes in the form of a capsule and is usually taken twice a day. Because the medicine increases urination, most people take the last dose of the day before 6 p.m. to avoid needing to get up to use the bathroom throughout the night. Talk to your healthcare provider about the dosing schedule that is right for you.
(For more information on this drug, click Triamterene. This article gives a more in-depth discussion, explaining how it works, what to expect in cases of overdose, and how your healthcare provider will determine your dosage.)