Dyazide Uses and DosageChemical Name: TRIAMTERENE (trye-AM-ter-een) and HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE (hye-droe-klor-oh-THYE-a-zide)
Dyazide drug is used to treat problems of high blood pressure and fluid retention known as edema. A lowered blood pressure, as well as, reduced extra fluids in the body help to prevent symptoms such as heart strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. Dyazide is made of a combination of hydrochlorothiazide and triamterene. Hydrochlorothiazide is a diuretic which means that it is a water pill. It works by preventing your body from absorbing too much salt that can lead to fluid retention. Moreover, triamterene is a potassium-sparing diuretic. This drug also prevents your body from absorbing too much salt and keeps the potassium levels in the body from getting too low.
Dyazide generic is also available. You can buy Dyazide generic from Canada Pharmacy online to get medicines shipped right to your home.
Apart from hydrochlorothiazide and triamterene, Dyazide generic also contains:
- Benzyl alcohol
- Cetylpyridinium chloride
- D&C Red No. 33
- FD&C Yellow No. 6
- Magnesium stearate
- Microcrystalline cellulose
- Polysorbate 80
- Sodium starch glycolate
- Titanium dioxide
- Trace amounts of other inactive ingredients
This medication needs to be taken orally, usually once daily in the morning. You may choose to have it with or without food. It is recommended to avoid taking Dyazide drug within 4 hours of your bedtime to prevent having to get up to urinate. If you need to take other medications as well, ensure that you take this drug 4 to 5 hours before after taking other medicines. Use Dyazide regularly for the best results.
- Do not use Dyazide if you suffer from kidney problems and have difficulty in urinating.
- Avoid this drug if you are already taking other diuretic pills.
- May raise your potassium in the body to dangerous levels.
- Avoid diet in too much salt.
- Avoid alcohol.
- Avoid becoming overheated while using Dyazide.
- May cause dehydration in case of excess sweating, urination, vomiting, etc.
- Not to be used by pregnant females as it may harm the unborn child.
- A breastfeeding mother should use only with a doctor’s recommendation.
There are a few common side effects associated with Dyazide. These side effects are mentioned below:
- Dry mouth
- Blurred vision
- A headache
- Abdominal pain
- Upset stomach causing diarrhea or constipation.
Product Code: 5020
What is a Generic Drug?
A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.