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Triamterene, Dyrenium

Description

Triamterene is a potassium sparing diuretic.

Action

potassium sparing diuretic

Indications

edema, hypertension, hypokalemia, premenstrual syndrome (PMS),

Side Effects

azotemia, diarrhea, dizziness, fatigue, headache, hyperkalemia, hypomagnesemia, hyponatremia, interstitial nephritis, jaundice, megaloblastic anemia, muscle cramping, nausea/vomiting, nephrolithiasis, photosensitivity, polyuria, thrombocytopenia, weakness, xerostomia,

Drug-Vitamin-Herb Interactions


Negative interactions:

Arginine
High doses of arginine may alter potassium levels.

Licorice
Licorice causes the body to lose potassium, which may counteract the drug action.

Magnesium
Potassium-sparing diuretics may cause magnesium retention.

Potassium
Potassium supplementation raise the levels too high.


Positive interactions:

Folate
Triamterene is structurally similar to folate. Higher doses deplete folic acid.

 

 

 

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