Since the patent for brand-name Dyazide has expired, generic versions of the drug are now available. Generic Dyazide capsules are available in only one strength and are manufactured by several companies, such as Mylan Pharmaceuticals and Barr Laboratories. If you would like more information about the makers of generic Dyazide, talk with your pharmacist.
An Overview of Generic DyazideDyazide® (triamterene-HCTZ) is a prescription medication that has been licensed to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) and water retention (edema). It is a combination of two diuretic medications: triamterene and hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ).
Dyazide was first manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline. However, the patent has since expired and generic Dyazide is now available.
Strengths of Generic DyazideGeneric Dyazide capsules are available in one strength: Triamterene and Hydrochlorothiazide 25/37.5 mg, containing 25 mg of hydrochlorothiazide and 37.5 mg of triamterene. Another medication combines hydrochlorothiazide and triamterene in a tablet form (see Maxzide). Also, a similar generic medication (which is not equivalent to either Dyazide or Maxzide®) is available in a capsule form -- Triamterene and Hydrochlorothiazide 25/50 mg, containing 25 mg of hydrochlorothiazide and 50 mg of triamterene.
Who Makes Generic Dyazide?Generic Dyazide is currently produced by a few different manufacturers, including:
- Mylan Pharmaceuticals
- Barr Laboratories
- Sandoz Pharmaceuticals.
If interested, you can ask your pharmacist about all of the different makers of generic Dyazide.