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Dyazide

DYAZIDE®
(hydrochlorothiazide/triamterene) Capsules

DRUG DESCRIPTION

Each capsule of DYAZIDE (hydrochlorothiazide and triamterene) for oral use, with opaque red cap and opaque white body, contains hydrochlorothiazide 25 mg and triamterene 37.5 mg, and is imprinted with the product name DYAZIDE (hydrochlorothiazide and triamterene) and SB. Hydrochlorothiazide is a diuretic/antihypertensive agent and triamterene is an antikaliuretic agent.

Hydrochlorothiazide is slightly soluble in water. It is soluble in dilute ammonia, dilute aqueous sodium hydroxide, and dimethylformamide. It is sparingly soluble in methanol.

Hydrochlorothiazide is 6-chloro-3,4-dihydro-2H-1, 2, 4-benzothiadiazine-7-sulfonamide 1,1-dioxide, and its structural formula is:

Hydrochlorothiazide Structural Formula Illustration

At 50°C, triamterene is practically insoluble in water (less than 0.1%). It is soluble in formic acid, sparingly soluble in methoxyethanol, and very slightly soluble in alcohol. Triamterene is 2, 4, 7-triamino-6-phenylpteridine and its structural formula is:

Triamterene Structural Formula Illustration

Inactive ingredients consist of benzyl alcohol, cetylpyridinium chloride, D&C Red No. 33, FD&C Yellow No. 6, gelatin, glycine, lactose, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, povidone, polysorbate 80, sodium starch glycolate, titanium dioxide, and trace amounts of other inactive ingredients.

Capsules of DYAZIDE (hydrochlorothiazide and triamterene) meet Drug Release Test 3 as published in the current USP monograph for Triamterene and Hydrochlorothiazide Capsules.

What are the possible side effects of hydrochlorothiazide and triamterene (Dyazide, Maxzide, Maxzide-25)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using hydrochlorothiazide and triamterene and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

  • eye pain, vision problems;
  • slow, fast, or uneven heartbeat;
  • feeling like you might pass out;
  • swelling or rapid weight gain;
  • urinating less than usual or not at all;
  • headache, trouble concentrating, memory...

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What are the precautions when taking hydrochlorothiazide and triamterene (Dyazide)?

Before taking this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to triamterene or hydrochlorothiazide; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: diabetes, gout, high level of potassium in the blood, kidney disease (including kidney stones), liver disease, lupus.

This drug may make you dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness until you are sure you can perform such activities safely. Limit alcoholic beverages.

Severe sweating, diarrhea, or vomiting can increase the risk for...

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Last reviewed on RxList: 5/5/2011
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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