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Abnormal elevation of serum potassium levels (greater than or equal to 5.5 mEq/liter) can occur with all potassium-sparing agents, including triamterene. Hyperkalemia is more likely to occur in patients with renal impairment, and diabetes (even without evidence of renal impairment), elderly or severely ill patients. Since uncorrected hyperkalemia may be fatal, serum potassium levels must be monitored at frequent intervals especially in patients receiving triamterene, when dosages are changed or with any illness that may influence renal function.

Dyrenium (triamterene) is a potassium-conserving diuretic.

Triamterene is 2,4,7-triamino-6-phenylpteridine. Its molecular weight is 253.27. At 50°C, triamterene is slightly soluble in water. It is soluble in dilute ammonia, dilute aqueous sodium hydroxide and dimethylformamide. It is sparingly soluble in methanol.

Each capsule for oral administration, with opaque red cap and body, contains triamterene, 50 or 100 mg, and is imprinted with the product name Dyrenium, and strength (50 or 100) and SKF. Inactive ingredients consist of benzyl alcohol, cetylpyridinium chloride, D&C Red No. 33, FD&C Yellow No. 6, gelatin, lactose, magnesium stearate, povidone, sodium lauryl sulfate, titanium dioxide and trace amounts of other inactive ingredients.


CATEGORIES: Cirrhosis; Edema; Heart Failure; Nephrotic Syndrome; Pregnancy Category B; FDA Approved 1974 Dec; Top 200 Drugs

FDA Drug Class: Antihypertensives; Diuretics

BRAND NAMES: Amterene; Diarrol; Diuteren; Dyrenium; Dytac; Jatropur; Reviten; Suloton; Triamteril; Trian; Urocaudal
(Foreign brand names outside U.S. in italics)

COST OF THERAPY: $353.32 (Edema; Capsule; 100 mg; 2/day; 365 days)

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