Can triamterene cause kidney damage?
This medicine may cause serious kidney problems, including kidney stones.
What is medicine triamterene used for?
Triamterene is used alone or with other medications to treat edema (fluid retention; excess fluid held in body tissues) caused by various conditions, including liver and heart disease. Triamterene is in a class of medications called diuretics (‘water pills’).
Is triamterene on the recall list?
Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. is voluntarily recalling more than 28,000 bottles of triamterene and hydrochlorothiazide tablets, USP, 37.5 mg/25 mg, 100-count bottle (NDC 0378-1352-01), according to the July 18, 2018, US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Enforcement Report.
What happens if I stop taking triamterene?
Your condition will not improve any faster, and your risk of side effects will increase. Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor. Some conditions may become worse when this drug is suddenly stopped. Your dose may need to be gradually decreased.
Can I eat bananas while taking triamterene?
When taking triamterene, avoid eating large amounts of potassium-rich foods such as bananas, oranges and green leafy vegetables, or salt substitutes that contain potassium.
What should you not take with triamterene?
You should not use this medicine if you have severe kidney or liver disease, urination problems, or high levels of potassium in your blood. You should not take triamterene if you also take potassium supplements, or other diuretics such as amiloride or spironolactone.
What fruit to avoid when taking triamterene?
Excess potassium may result in irregular heartbeat and heart palpitations. When taking triamterene, avoid eating large amounts of potassium-rich foods such as bananas, oranges and green leafy vegetables, or salt substitutes that contain potassium.
How do I know if my medication has been recalled?
2) Find your medication’s lot number. To find out which lot numbers were affected by a recall, read the official recall announcement either on the manufacturer’s website or on the FDA’s website here. Next, you’ll want see if your drug belongs to any of the recalled lots.