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triamterene Images

Generic Name: triamterene

Brand Names: Dyrenium

There is an FDA Alert for this drug. Click here to view it.

  • Hyperkalemia (i.e., serum potassium concentrations ≥5.5 mEq/L) may occur with all potassium-sparing agents, including triamterene. More likely to occur in patients with renal impairment and diabetes (even without evidence of renal impairment), and in geriatric or severely ill patients or those receiving prolonged therapy with large doses.
  • Uncorrected hyperkalemia may be fatal; monitor serum potassium concentrations at frequent intervals especially during initial therapy, after dosage adjustment, or in patients with concurrent illness that may affect renal function.

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