Triamterene / HCTZ Side Effects
What should I watch for?
Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular check ups. You will need lab work done before you start this medicine and regularly while you are taking it. Check your blood pressure regularly. Ask your health care professional what your blood pressure should be, and when you should contact them. If you are a diabetic, check your blood sugar as directed. Do not stop taking your medicine unless your doctor tells you to.
You may need to be on a special diet while taking this medicine. Ask your doctor. Also, ask how many glasses of fluid you need to drink a day. You must not get dehydrated.
You may get drowsy or dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this medicine affects you. Do not stand or sit up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. This reduces the risk of dizzy or fainting spells. Alcohol may interfere with the effect of this medicine. Avoid or limit alcoholic drinks.
This medicine can make you more sensitive to the sun. Keep out of the sun. If you cannot avoid being in the sun, wear protective clothing and use sunscreen. Do not use sun lamps or tanning beds/booths.
Side Effects to watch for
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
- allergic reactions such as skin rash or itching, hives, swelling of the lips, mouth, tongue, or throat
- changes in vision
- eye pain
- fast or irregular heartbeat, chest pain
- feeling faint or dizzy
- gout attack
- muscle pain or cramps
- numbness or tingling in hands, feet, or lips
- pain or difficulty when passing urine
- redness, blistering, peeling or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth
- shortness of breath
- unusually weak or tired
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
- change in sex drive or performance
- dry mouth
- stomach upset
What may interact with this drug?
Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
This medicine may also interact with the following medications: