Who Makes Dyazide?
It is made by GlaxoSmithKline. Generic Dyazide
is made by several manufacturers.
What Is It Used For?
Some specific uses of Dyazide include:
How Does It Work?
Dyazide is a diuretic. These medicines are commonly referred to as "water pills." Dyazide contains two diuretics that work together to keep electrolyte levels in balance. Hydrochlorothiazide, while effective, often causes low potassium levels in the blood. On the other hand, triamterene is a "potassium-sparing" diuretic, meaning that it can actually increase potassium levels in the blood. When taken together, these medications balance each other out.
The medication works by increasing the amount of salt and water the kidneys remove from the blood. This extra salt and water is passed out through the urine. By doing this, Dyazide causes a decrease in blood volume. Because of this effect, the medication can lower blood pressure
and also help with water retention.