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Brand name: Hydrene 25/50 TM

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Active ingredients: hydrochlorothiazide + triamterene

What it is used for

For the treatment of: - oedema associated with congestive heart failure, hepatic cirrhosis and the nephrotic syndrome; corticosteroid and oestrogen induced oedema and idiopathic oedema. - mild to moderate hypertension when the potassium sparing action of triamterene is warranted (thiazide-like diuretics cause hypokalaemia) and in those patients in whom potassium depletion is considered especially dangerous (eg. digitalised patients). It can be used alone or in combination with other antihypertensive drugs.

How to take it

The way to take this medicine is: Oral. This medicine is taken by mouth.

  • Store below 30 degrees Celsius
  • Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.

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Visual appearance

A round, flat, bevel edged, yellow, uncoated tablet being 9mm in diameter, marked 'T' breakline 'H' on one side and 'alpha symbol' on the other.

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Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

Over 65?

This medicine contains the active ingredients:

If you are over 65 years of age, there may be specific risks and recommendations for use of this medicine. Please discuss your individual circumstances with your pharmacist, doctor or health professional. For more information read our page on medication safety for older people.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient hydrochlorothiazide + triamterene

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

Consumer Medicines Information (CMI)

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