Ditide (Benzthiazide/Triamterene IP)
What is Ditide (Benzthiazide/Triamterene IP) used for?
Ditide (Benzthiazide/Triamterene IP) is an oral diuretic used to treat patients suffering from high blood pressure or edema. The medication operates by preventing sodium absorption in the body to draw excess water out of the body to be eliminated through urination. This action may also increase blood circulation reducing the amount of work required by the heart. Your physician may prescribe it to treat other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Ditide (Benzthiazide/Triamterene IP)?
Always follow your physician's instructions while using Ditide (Benzthiazide/Triamterene IP) to get the most effective results from treatment. One tablet is normally taken once daily, but your individual instructions may differ depending on the condition being treated, your current health, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed whole with a large glass of water and may be taken with or without food, but a snack or meal is recommended prior to use if you experience nausea. You are also suggested to increase your fluid intake as the medication causes increased urination and may lead to dehydration. It is also not recommended to take the dose just before going to sleep as urination may disturb your sleep. Do not split, chew, or crush the tablets before use to avoid destroying or altering the effects of their contents. Ask your pharmacist or physician any questions you have about using the medication to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Ditide (Benzthiazide/Triamterene IP)?
Side effects that may occur while using Ditide (Benzthiazide/Triamterene IP) include:
Contact your physician immediately if you experience any unusual symptoms that are intense or worrying being especially cautious of signs of an allergic reaction such as hives, swelling, or trouble breathing. These conditions may require lower doses, reduced application frequency, or emergency medical attention in severe cases.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Ditide (Benzthiazide/Triamterene IP). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.