What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings

What is Triamterene?

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• This medicine is used to get rid of extra fluid.

• This medicine is used to increase potassium stores in the body.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Avoid potassium-containing salt substitutes, potassium-sparing diuretics, and potassium supplements.

• Avoid alcohol (includes wine, beer, and liquor).

• You can get sunburned more easily. Avoid sun, sunlamps, and tanning beds. Use sunscreen; wear protective clothing and eyewear.

• Use birth control that you can trust to prevent pregnancy while taking this medicine.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are breast-feeding.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• High potassium level. Signs include feeling weak, lightheaded, dizzy, feel like passing out, or have numbness or tingling.

• Feeling dizzy. Rise slowly...