User Reviews for Triamterene
Brand names: Dyrenium
Triamterene has an average rating of 6.1 out of 10 from a total of 9 ratings on Drugs.com. 44% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 22% reported a negative experience.
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For Edema "If you take triamterene and have leg pain consider it could be the medicine. My mother took it and had severe leg pain, shooting down from the hip. As she has arthritis doctors said it was arthritis and it got so bad she considered having hip replacement surgery. I saw that it got worse when she took the medicine. She asked the doctor to give her another medicine for the blood pressure and after a week the pain was gone completely - no need for surgery. The medicine helped the blood pressure but the pain in her leg was too much, as she could hardly walk. If you are taking the medicine and have leg pain shooting down the leg talk to your doctor about getting another medicine. "
Dyrenium (triamterene) for Edema "I've been suffering from extreme edema since 2009. I've been on a different diuretics since then and have used in a combination Lasix & potassium and it has to help regulate the fluid retention. without the Dyrenium, my potassium levels drop to almost lethal level. Obviously this is an improvement! Side effects are not overtly noticeable due to the use of them with Lasix: Usual dry mouth, cramping of back & legs, weakness. I would rate it higher but it is very expensive."
For Edema "I've been taking Triamterene 37.5mg for 3 years for treatment of edema which is so bad my leg breaks open. It's been so bad that I had a huge wound on the back of my left leg that wouldn't heal for nearly a year. The triamterene has elevated my liver enzymes slightly above normal, but other than that, I have had no side effects. In the time I've taken it, I've gone as many as 3 days without taking it, and my body sure does feel it, because my ankles and feet will swell up huge, but as soon as I'm back on it for a couple days, the swelling disappears."
For Edema "Was prescribed this for edema. Took it for several years until I finally figured out it was causing insomnia and fatigue, also itching all over my body. Stopped it immediately as of yesterday. Will not recommend or use again. My doctor knew I was struggling with lack of sleep and even prescribed xanax, so to put me on this was stupid and lack of concern for side effects on his end."
For Edema "My BP was high and Lisinopril worked only enough to not be outrageous. My doctor gave me a beta blocker and a calcium inhibiter and it improved some but the side effects were unacceptable (swollen feet). So doc prescribed triamterene/HCZ at only 20 MG one time per day and my blood pressure dropped immediately to an unacceptably low range (40s and 50s). So I cut my Lisinopril in half and now it is pretty much textbook, for which I'm delighted. However, it has the side effect of making me itchy all over, so I'm going to look for an alternative."
For Edema "This medication is really good. It lowers my blood pressure and prevents fluid retention. It has helped tremendously with those two areas. "
For Edema "Within the first 30 minutes this medicine starts working and rids the body of excess fluids. Can tell the days when I have forgotten to take as my ankles swell up and I feel bloated."
For Edema "It works well for my swollen legs, but since I've started taking it, I have extreme itching all over my body! Unbearable! Also, have very painful leg cramps, occasionally, at night."
For Edema "I believe it work and control my fluid, and keep swelling around ankle .I do have leg pain."
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- Drug class: potassium-sparing diuretics