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User Reviews for Hydrochlorothiazide/triamterene to treat High Blood Pressure

Also known as: Maxzide, Dyazide, Maxzide-25

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Hydrochlorothiazide/triamterene Rating Summary

User Ratings
26% (9)
9% (3)
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6% (2)
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14% (5)
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3% (1)
14% (5)
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5.9/10 Average Rating
35 ratings from 39 user reviews

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Reviews for Hydrochlorothiazide/triamterene

Emerald_86 · Taken for less than 1 month February 29, 2020

Dyazide (hydrochlorothiazide / triamterene): “I am a 47-year-old female who was recently diagnosed with high BP. My NP started me out on Losartan and I experienced terrible side effects. My mom suggested I take what she's taken for 23 years--Dyazide. I got that from Dr and have been taking Dyazide for 3 weeks and it is great! It has lowered my BP from around 140/90 to 115/65. Also NO side effects. It is a small, light green, oblong pill.”

Leo January 18, 2020

“I have been taking this medicine triamterine hydrochlorothiazide 37.5 together with benicar 40 mg and amlodipine 10mg daily. My high blood pressure was bad some 5 years ago and now recently it has improved and normal range since 6 months. But my kidneys are abnormal so my specialist has stopped me with triamterine and replaced with metoprolol low dose. To see it it will improve my kidney . Will let you know if it improves. L.P”

BP Void November 13, 2019

“My doctor prescribed the hydrochlorothiazide with triamterene medicine combo years ago. I ended up having bladder problems as a result.”

1 / 10
JC · Taken for less than 1 month September 17, 2019

“Been on this for about 2 weeks and it's done a good job of lowering my BP by about 10 points which I'm very happy with. I have noticed a little bit of cramping and after reading the rest of the reviews I'm off to buy some Gatorade right now. Will update if things go south for me. Thanks everyone for sharing your experiences!”

8 / 10
Vb · Taken for 10 years or more August 17, 2019

Maxzide (hydrochlorothiazide / triamterene): “This drug was is very effective when treating blood pressure, however there were episodes of bleeding after drinking beverages that contained caffiene or if I didn't drink enough water.”

10 / 10
Browniee78 · Taken for 1 to 2 years November 13, 2018

“So I have been on and off Hydrochlorothiazide for about 3 years I recently started taking them again on the 25th of October I was 249 pds now I'm 241 so I lost 9 pounds of lingering water weight in 20 days I find it very helpful.”

10 / 10
Joe · Taken for less than 1 month July 22, 2018

Dyazide (hydrochlorothiazide / triamterene): “Stopped after two days on med. Very bad shortness of breath, nausea and feeling lightheaded. I now have a cough. I am in my 2nd day of not taking the drug and hope I start feeling better. Very bad!!”

1 / 10
SUSAN June 5, 2018

Maxzide (hydrochlorothiazide / triamterene): “I've been on Maxide for a couple of years and love the progress I'm making. I could tell as soon as I started this I was on the right track. Thanks Doc”

10 / 10
Lovely · Taken for less than 1 month March 10, 2018

“I have been taking this medication for about a week for high blood pressure. My side effects are frequent urination for the first few days. Afterwards severe side, abdominal and back pain, cold sweats, constipation and weakness and nausea. I stopped medication and emailed my doctor.”

2 / 10
Yougotmeonthisone November 30, 2017

“I've been taking hydrochlorothiazide along with another blood pressure medication. I just recently started the hydrochlorothiazide back about 2 months ago this medication make me gasps for air at night. And also cause my neck near my jaw to hurt along with palpitations in my heart. Don't know what to do anymore.”

5 / 10
Delifisch · Taken for less than 1 month November 14, 2017

“I have been on atenolol for years for fast heart rate. But as I've gotten older, my blood pressure as increases. My doctor added triamterene along side of the atenolol. The first day, I didn't feel well, but assumed I would feel a little different with new meds. I made sure I drank lots of water. Days 2-4 days were horrible. Extremely weak, heart palpitations, chest pain, and overall bad feelings. Went back to only the atenolol. Today is 2 days after stopping and I feel better as far as the weakness, but my pressure is back up. Waiting for the doctor to give me something else to try.”

2 / 10
Sapphire Muse · Taken for less than 1 month June 23, 2017

“I have been in it for 3 days and I am noticing the bloating that some have mentioned. However, since my bp was 200/154 when I was taken to the hospital and it's now 143/112 I'll take the bloating if I must to still be here with my kids. (I'm only 35yrs old, but under major stress, which is what my Dr. believes caused such dangerous bp levels.)”

8 / 10
I work for yeah January 28, 2017

“This medicine nearly killed me, and I'm a healthy 33 year old woman who was on it for 4 days. I was prescribed 50mg of hydochlorothiazide to take instead of 50 mg atenolol which had been giving me side effects. By day 4, I was incredibly weak, mentally foggy/confused, and had severe body aches. Also started experiencing chest pains, so I went to the ER, and my EKG showed an abnormal arrhythmia. Turns out my potassium had dropped to below 2.5, which can be life threatening. I was given 2 IV bags of potassium, 2 more bags of fluids, and kept overnight. I was fine in the morning (normal EKG and electrolytes) but was told one more day on that med could have been fatal. Be careful on this drug.”

1 / 10
maxiybby1 May 26, 2016

“I was put on Triamterene HTCZ 37.5-25 mg. as a replacement for Lisinopril (coughing and throat closing up after 2 yrs. on med) I was put onTriamterene in January , blood pressure was good but felt nervouse at times, mood swings, constipated. March had blood work , my uric acid level was 10.1 High, my Bun was 10.1 High, had blood in my urine and fowel smelling urine. Was not feeling well. My blood work also stated " Moderately Reduced Kidney Function" This med is poison to the kidneys! March stopped Triamterene was put on Verapamil ER 120MG. Seems to be working o.k..i am very relaxed on this med which helps my pb as I am a nervouse anxiouse person which brings up my BP. New Lab reports are now good.”

1 / 10
Anonymous March 1, 2016

“On Day 15, of taking 1 tablet of Triamterene HCTZ 37.5 -25mg daily, here are my notes... Gradual reaction to Triamterene-HCTZ... Day 1: February 24 evening: Bad body cramps and aches that gradually started in the legs and then persisted through the entire body ended up laying down is staying in the bed the rest of the evening; very bad headaches; no fever temperature 99.0 Day 2: February 25 early evening: Felt better this day but very sore from the night before took medication then noticed an hour after taking medication and muscle aches aches came back this night it was even worse trembling with muscle aches most of the night severe headache and unable to pass bowels; cried in pain; very thirsty and dry mouth. Temperature 99.0; Day 3: February 26 did not take; started feeling better after about 12 to 14 hours into the next day body seems very weak and very itchy ; called doctors office to find out if it was OK to stop taking this medication because of reactions; did not receive a phone call back. Day 4: February 27: called the after hours number at cardiologist office around 7:30 pm Dr. Park returned call told me that the medicine probably wasn't the issue and that it sound like maybe I had some other issues going on so see my primary care physician; did not appreciate his tone and lack of concern, therefore took half of the medication and became ill very quickly this time. This time, it started with severe dizziness and lightheadedness, severe muscle cramps and aches, at times unable to walk or control my lambs; muscle cramps persisted ability to control arms and limbs came and went; new onset of stomach pain then finally vomiting while on toilet trying to pass bowels; drank grapefruit juice thinking it would counteract the med; muscle aches and cramps headache and stomach pain lasted through the night; pains lasted all night until I fell asleep; pains were subsiding; Day 5: February 28: no meds today body feels extremely sore yellowish skin and eyes leg cramps come and go and painful but not as bad as the night before; no appetite ate very little Day 6: February 29: no meds today feel a lot better although still feel very weak soreness in my right arm near the elbow lightheadedness twice during the day within three hours of each onset eating an apple seemed to help”

failing slowly in aberdeen January 7, 2016

“Drink a lot of water I've been on triamterene/hctz for ten plus years and wasn't really explained in detail how serious it would be if I didn't keep hydrated , at one point they increased my milligrams and not my potassium amount and now my kidneys are affected , I'm very dehydrated , I have leg cramps that are painful and I feel like this is it for me.”

2 / 10
Daryl28 December 14, 2015

“So far so good, been taking it three days now.....been thirsty than usual, drinking lots of water, I've started exercising regularly daily. Some slight headaches, stomach cramp my second day on it. Some effect on sex moods, but not that bad. More energy for me, no drowsiness, some dizziness but not so much where its noticed. B/p good, feel laid back and calm.”

10 / 10
Worrysome December 11, 2015

“I was prescribed this back in March of this year for high BP. My doc told me to take 1/2 of the pill. I kept taking myself on and off it until finally my bp started doing waves from 107/86-135/96 making me sick. So then my doc said start taking the full pill. I guess it works ok keeping my bp at a reasonable level. I just haven't really given it a chance because, I'm afraid it will raise my blood sugar. I'm not a diabetic but, my mom and sister have it. I just don't want this drug triggering that in me, if I have the diabetic gene. Has anyone here had that side effect? It raising your blood sugar levels?”

4 / 10
The BP Pill · Taken for 5 to 10 years September 23, 2015

“I've been this medicine for 8 yrs and now I'm experiencing severe debilitating joint pain. It feels like gout. I am also wheezing now. I'm ready to get off of it and try something else.”

5 / 10
DoeRiddley April 25, 2015

“I have been on Diazide for 38 yrs. My drugs store told me they couldn't get the meds. anymore, so I got a prescription for Maxide!!!, I took one dose and I got very sick and weak. I did not take another one. I got online found another Drug Store, ask them if they carried Diazide in the Phrma. He said YES. I got my doctor to write me another script. I drove 35 miles and got my Diazide. (Mail order now)”

10 / 10
rainbow53 April 3, 2015

Dyazide (hydrochlorothiazide / triamterene): “I was on Maxide years ago when first diagnosed with hypertension, it did not work for me. I was finally put on Dyazide which had worked for 20 years. I moved to NC where Maxide is used, while I understand they are supposed to be the same, my BP is 160/90 right now. Maxide does not work for me, and I don't understand why.”

2 / 10
HowDoIHaveHTN · Taken for less than 1 month November 21, 2013

“I've been on this medication for two weeks and my blood pressure has definitely dropped from 150-180/96 to 118/68. My main side effect is severe nausea right after taking it in the morning. I've tried to take it with food, milk, and lots of water, but my stomach will hurt for an hour or more no matter what. Unfortunately, I just have to stick it out since I'm only 24, 5'5 and 115 lbs, exercise regularly, and eat really healthy. Also, if you're taking this medication make sure your doctor is checking your potassium and electrolyte levels. Should be done within the first month of starting the medication.”

7 / 10
knerak1918 October 3, 2013

“Been taking hydrochlorothiazide/triamteren for 10 days. My blood pressure is 106/66 now. I take my BP twice a day. It sometimes runs as high as 160/90. I only take BP med Benicar when BP is high. Also take atenolol 25mg -1/2 tablet twice a day for fast heart beat. I feel good but am wondering if the low BP is ok. Female 71 years old 140 pounds 5'3.”

10 / 10
Ken B July 12, 2013

Maxzide (hydrochlorothiazide / triamterene): “I started using Maxzide 15 years ago and it reduced my blood pressure which was between 135 and 160 to less than 130. I am now 71 and another medicine has been added. But 15 years on side effects and all was well.”

9 / 10
SoupBowl June 15, 2013

“It works, but I am constantly urinating and constipated. I lost five lbs within two days after starting this medication, but I feel that I am losing too much water. I am thirsty, but I avoid drinking water because of the constant urination. My mother has been on it for decades and was diagnosed with gout last year. Her specialist told her the hydrochlorothiazide/triamterene caused the gout. She is no longer on the medication, but still having gout flare-ups. I haven't taken it for about a week, and I decided to reduce my salt and reduced the amount of food I am eating since I am overweight. It has been working, but I am monitoring my blood pressure by taking readings every morning and evening. I'll see what the doctor says.”

5 / 10