Before taking Dyazide, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients (such as sulfites found in some brands), 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, kidney disease, liver disease, lupus, skin cancer.
This drug may make you dizzy. Alcohol or marijuana (cannabis) can make you more dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs alertness until you can do it safely. Limit alcoholic beverages. Talk to your doctor if you are using marijuana (cannabis).
Severe sweating, diarrhea, or vomiting can increase the risk for a serious loss of body water (dehydration). Report prolonged diarrhea or vomiting to your doctor. To prevent dehydration, drink plenty of fluids unless your doctor directs you otherwise.
If you have diabetes, Dyazide may affect your blood sugar. Check your blood sugar regularly as directed by your doctor. Your doctor may need to adjust your diabetes medication, exercise program, or diet.
This drug may decrease your potassium levels. Ask your doctor about foods high in potassium (such as bananas, orange juice) or about using a salt substitute containing potassium. A potassium supplement may be prescribed by your doctor.
This medication may make you more sensitive to the sun. It may also increase your risk for skin cancer, especially if you take it for a long time. Limit your time in the sun. Avoid tanning booths and sunlamps. Use sunscreen and wear protective clothing when outdoors. Tell your doctor right away if you get sunburned, have skin blisters/redness, or notice new or changed moles/skin lesions.
Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products).
Older adults may be more sensitive to the effects of this drug, especially dizziness.
During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
This drug passes into breast milk, but is unlikely to harm a nursing infant. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
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Microzide (Dyazide) is a diuretic (water pill) prescribed for lowering blood pressure (hypertension) and accumulation of fluid (edema). Microzide is available as a generic drug. Common side effects of Microzide include:
Tell your doctor if you have serious side effects of Microzide including:
Microzide dose ranges from 12.5 to 100 mg/day depending on the condition that is being treated. Microzide may interact with other medicines that make you lightheaded (such as cold medicines, pain medications, muscle relaxers, and medicines for seizures, depression or anxiety), lithium, digoxin, cholestyramine, colestipol, steroids, other blood pressure medication, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) (such as aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, and others), or insulin or oral diabetes medications. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment with Microzide. Microzide is not expected to be harmful to a fetus. Microzide can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.
Our Microzide Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Q: Is Dyazide a blood thinner?
A: HCTZ (Dyazide) is a diuretic water pill that helps prevent the body from absorbing too much salt, which can cause fluid retention and hypertension (high blood pressure), and it does not thin the blood. It can also be used to treat edema (fluid retention) in people with CHF (congestive heart failure), cirrhosis of the liver, or kidneys disorders, or edema caused by taking steroids or estrogen. Common side effects reported for HCTZ (Dyazide) include diarrhea, mild stomach pain, constipation, and blurred vision. This is not a complete list of the side effects associated with HCTZ (Dyazide). Patti Brown, PharmD
Why Dyazide might cause fat gain…
When administered for a long-term, Dyazide may induce unfavorable metabolic changes – which could lead to body fat gain (and weight gain), despite preexisting water depletion. In addition to potentially unfavorable metabolic changes resulting from Dyazide use, some individuals may experience substantial weight gain as a rebound effect following its discontinuation.
Q: Is it safe to take the fluid pill triamterene-hctz for years?
A: The combination of Dyazide and triamterene (Dyazide) is used to treat fluid retention and high blood pressure. These types of drugs are often the first drugs used to manage high blood pressure. According to the package insert, there are no warnings or precautions regarding long-term use. As with all drugs, the clinical effect should be routinely monitored. In the case of triamterene, which helps the body maintain potassium levels, appropriate monitoring of serum potassium is recommended. If you are concerned about long-term treatment with Dyazide and triamterene, you may want to contact your health care provider. For more information, please consult visit //www.everydayhealth.com/drugs/Dyazide-triamterene. Michelle McDermott, PharmD
Q: I am taking Dyazide for water retention, and I'm still swollen in my arms, feet, and legs. How can you tell if the medication is working or not?
A: When taking Dyazide (HCT) for water retention, you should generally see a decrease in edema (swelling in your hands, feet, and ankles). Improvement in edema is a good marker that the drug is working. Contact your health care provider if you see continued edema. Do not change the amount of medication you take without talking to your health care provider first. You may also find helpful information at //www.everydayhealth.com/drugs/Dyazide Pharmacist Sarah, PharmD
A 67-year-old woman with hypothyroidism, hypercalcemia, depression, and hypertension developed facial erythema, headaches, tremors, confusion and personality changes associated with a new positive ANA and anti-nRNP, and a skin biopsy consistent with lupus erythematosus while taking Dyazide (HCTZ), levothyroxine, and amitriptyline. The eruption resolved upon discontinuation of HCTZ, but she later developed a higher ANA titer associated with symptomatic diffuse interstitial pulmonary infiltrates. She was successfully treated with corticosteroids.
Frequency not reported: Erythema multiforme (including Stevens-Johnson syndrome), exfoliative dermatitis (including toxic epidermal necrolysis), alopecia, erythema annular centrifugum, acute eczematous dermatitis, morbilliform and leukocytoclastic vasculitis, phototoxic dermatitis
Serious side effects
Call your doctor right away if you have serious side effects. Call 911 if your symptoms feel life-threatening or if you think you’re having a medical emergency. Serious side effects and their symbarbiturates ptoms can include the following:
- Low blood pressure. Symptoms can include:
- lightheadedness or dizziness, especially if you stand up after sitting or lying down
- changes in the amount you urinate
- swelling in your feet or ankles
Disclaimer: Our goal is to provide you with the most relevant and current information. However, because drugs affect each person differently, we cannot guarantee that this information includes all possible side effects. This information is not a substitute for medical advice. Always discuss possible side effects with a healthcare provider who knows your medical history.
Valsartan/Dyazide oral tablet can interact with other medications, vitamins, or herbs you may be taking. An interaction is when a substance changes the way a drug works. This can be harmful or prevent the drug from working well.
To help avoid interactions, your doctor should manage all of your medications carefully. Be sure to tell your doctor about all medications, vitamins, or herbs you’re taking. To find out how this drug might interact with something else you’re taking, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Examples of drugs that can cause interactions with valsartan/Dyazide are listed below.
In general, lithium shouldn’t be taken with Dyazide. That’s because Dyazide slows the clearance of lithium from your body. This increases your risk of high levels of lithium in your body, which can cause dangerous side effects.