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Doctors' Answers to "Frequently Asked Questions" - Diuretics
Diuretics [posted 7/17/98]
Answer: These are not equivalent drugs. The triamterene is a potassium sparing diuretic that is paired with hydrochlorthiazide(hctz) to avoid some of the risk of low potassium with hctz. The usual risks are low potassium, sodium, elevated cholesterol, elevated glucose.