What is Triamterene?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Dyrenium

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Triamterene is a potassium-sparing diuretic drug (water tablet) used in the treatment of hypertension.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Elevated blood pressure 8 5
Water retention 7 4
Increase effect of another treatment 3 0
General health 2 0
Meniere's disease 2 1
Swelling in legs, feet and ankles 2 1

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
0
Moderate
2
Mild
1
None
7

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Triamterene

Side effect Patients
Excessive thirst (polydipsia) 1
Low blood pressure 1
Low potassium (hypokalemia) 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Triamterene

Dosage Patients
50 mg daily 3
12 mg daily 1
100 mg daily 1
150 mg daily 1
37.5mg as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Triamterene

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 4
Did not seem to work 2
Other 2
Course of treatment ended 1
See all 8 patients who've stopped taking Triamterene

Duration

Currently taking Triamterene

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 3

Stopped taking Triamterene

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 1
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 3
5 - 10 years 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 8
Usually 1
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 10
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 1
< $25 5
Not specified 4

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Triamterene after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Spironolactone (Aldactone) 1
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3 patient evaluations for Triamterene

Mar 15, 2013 (Started Oct 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for water retention)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 31, 2011 (Started May 14, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for swelling in legs, feet and ankles)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 37.5 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 25, 2010 (Started Jan 19, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for elevated blood pressure)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Just take it every day. BP is under control.

Jan 19, 2009 (Started Jan 19, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for elevated blood pressure)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: BTW...I take Maxide...it is a yellow tablet, not a capsule!

  • 0 helpful marks
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