Lasix vs. Dyazide, Maxide

Are Lasix and Dyazide, Maxide the Same Thing?

Lasix (furosemide) and Dyazide and Maxide (hydrochlorothiazide and triamterene) are diuretics ("water pills") used to treat excessive fluid accumulation (edema) and to control high blood pressure (hypertension).

Side effects of Lasix and Dyazide and Maxide that are similar include skin rash, dizziness, diarrhea, stomach pain or upset, and constipation.

Side effects of Lasix that are different from Dyazide and Maxide include increased urination, thirst, muscle cramps, itching, weakness, and spinning sensation.

Side effects of Dyazide and Maxide that are different from Lasix include lightheadedness, headache, nausea, blurred vision, and dry mouth.

Both Lasix and Dyazide and Maxide may interact with lithium, seizure medications, or steroids.

Lasix may also interact with sucralfate, cisplatin, cyclosporine, ethacrynic acid, methotrexate, antibiotics, heart or blood pressure medications, laxatives, and salicylates such as aspirin.

Dyazide and Maxide may also interact with amphotericin, methenamine, blood thinners, insulin or oral diabetes medicine, laxatives, ACE inhibitors, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), or other medicines that make you lightheaded (such as cold or allergy medicine, narcotics, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicine for depression or anxiety).

What Are Possible Side Effects of Lasix?

Common side effects of Lasix include:

  • increased urination,
  • thirst,
  • muscle cramps,
  • itching or rash,
  • weakness,
  • dizziness,
  • spinning sensation,
  • diarrhea,
  • stomach pain, and
  • constipation.

Serious side effects of Lasix include:

What Are Possible Side Effects of Dyazide, Maxide?

Common side effects of Dyazide, Maxide include:

  • dizziness,
  • lightheadedness,
  • headache, or upset stomach as your body adjusts to the medication.

Other side effects of Dyazide include:

  • nausea,
  • diarrhea,
  • constipation,
  • blurred vision,
  • dry mouth, or
  • skin rash.

What Is Lasix?

Lasix (furosemide) is an anthranilic acid derivative that is used as a strong diuretic in adults and children to treat excessive fluid accumulation (edema) caused by congestive heart failure, liver failure, renal failure, and nephritic syndrome. Lasix may be used with antihypertensive drugs to control high blood pressure (hypertension).

What Are Dyazide, Maxide?

Dyazide (hydrochlorothiazide and triamterene) is a combination of a thiazide diuretic (water pill) and a potassium-sparing diuretic used to treat fluid retention (edema) and high blood pressure (hypertension).

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What Drugs Interact With Lasix?

Lasix may interact with lithium or steroids.

Lasix may also interact with sucralfate, cisplatin, cyclosporine, ethacrynic acid, methotrexate, phenytoin, antibiotics, heart or blood pressure medications, laxatives, or salicylates such as aspirin.

What Drugs Interact With Dyazide, Maxide?

Dyazide may interact with lithium, amphotericin, methenamine, steroids, blood thinners, insulin or oral diabetes medicine, laxatives, ACE inhibitors, indomethacin or other NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), or other medicines that make you light-headed (such as cold or allergy medicine, narcotics, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicine for seizures, depression, or anxiety). Tell your doctor all medications you use. During pregnancy, Dyazide should be used only when prescribed. It is unknown if triamterene passes into breast milk. Hydrochlorothiazide passes into breast milk, but is unlikely to harm a nursing infant. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

How Should Lasix Be Taken?

Lasix is available in tablet (20 to 80 mg) and IV forms. Dosage is determined by the patient's physician and varies according to how much fluid and how fast the fluid should be removed. Patients with poor renal function usually require higher doses; doses in children are weight-based. Lasix may interact with sucralfate, cisplatin, cyclosporine, ethacrynic acid, lithium, methotrexate, phenytoin, antibiotics, heart or blood pressure medications, laxatives, salicylates such as aspirin, or steroids. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using Lasix; it is unknown if it will harm a fetus. Lasix passes into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Lasix may also slow breast milk production. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

How Should Dyazide, Maxide Be Taken?

The usual dose of Dyazide, Maxide is one or two capsules given once daily, with monitoring of serum potassium and of the clinical effect.

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References
SOURCE:

FDA. Lasix Product Information.

https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2012/016273s066lbl.pdf

FDA. Dyazide Product Information.

https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2010/016042s077lbl.pdf

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