EffectsDyazide 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.
- The medication comes in capsule form. It is usually taken by mouth once a day.
- You can take it with or without food.
- The medication should be taken at the same time each day to maintain even levels of the drug in your blood. However, some people -- especially people taking it for fluid retention -- do not need to take it every day.
- Because Dyazide increases urination, it is best to take it the morning (to avoid needing to get up to use the bathroom throughout the night), unless your healthcare provider instructs you otherwise.
- For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. It will not work if you stop taking it.
Dosing InformationThe dose of Dyazide that your healthcare provider recommends will vary depending on a number of factors, including:
- Other medical conditions you may have
- Other medications you may be currently taking
- How you respond to Dyazide.
As with any medication, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Dyazide Dosage for more information.)