Ditide (Benzthiazide/Triamterene IP)
What is Ditide (Benzthiazide/Triamterene IP) used for?
Ditide (Benzthiazide/Triamterene IP) is a combination of 2 active ingredients. It is used to treat edema (fluid retention) and high blood pressure in patients with lower than normal amounts of potassium in their bodies. This drug is a special type of diuretic (water pill), which helps the kidneys to rid the body of unnecessary sodium and water while at the same time reducing the loss of potassium.
How should I use Ditide (Benzthiazide/Triamterene IP)?
Ditide (Benzthiazide/Triamterene IP) tablets should be taken after eating, in order to reduce stomach upset. You should try to avoid taking this drug within 4 hours of going to bed, so as to avoid having to wake up to urinate. Your physician will prescribe the correct dose required to treat your condition. Patients treating edema are usually advised to take this drug once per day.
What are the side effects of Ditide (Benzthiazide/Triamterene IP)?
Side effects of Ditide (Benzthiazide/Triamterene IP) include:
If you experience severe dehydration, signs of a kidney stone, joint pain or any other serious side effects, you should consult your physician immediately.
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 any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.