What is Triamterene/HCTZ?
Triamterene HCTZ is a combination prescription drug used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) and edema (swelling/fluid retention) in patients with low levels of potassium in their bodies.
High blood pressure is a dangerous – potentially fatal – condition in which the heart is met with too much resistance from blocked or narrowed arteries as it tries to pump blood and oxygen around your body. When not treated, high blood pressure can lead to an array of serious health issues including heart attack, heart failure, stroke, and many more complications. Nearly half of Americans have high blood pressure, and heart disease is the leading cause of death of people in the United States.
Talk to your doctor about whether triamterene HCTZ may be right for you.