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Dyazide® (triamterene-HCTZ) may be prescribed for the treatment of high blood pressure or water retention. As a diuretic, the medication increases the levels of salt and water that are removed from the body. This reduces blood volume, which, in turn, helps decrease blood pressure. The medication comes in capsule form, and is usually taken once a day.
Dyazide has been shown to be effective for controlling blood pressure without causing electrolyte problems. One study gave the medication to people who had been taking hydrochlorothiazide but developed electrolyte imbalances, especially low potassium. In these people, the medication was effective and also helped to correct electrolyte imbalances.
Some common side effects of Dyazide include lightheadedness, low blood pressure, and a dry mouth. Among the factors that can affect the dose of Dyazide that your healthcare provider recommends are other medical conditions you may have, other medications you may be currently taking, and how you respond to Dyazide.
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