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Alternatives to Maxzide may be considered if the medication is not adequately controlling fluid retention or high blood pressure or if it is causing bothersome side effects. Alternatives can include lifestyle changes, such as losing weight and reducing your intake of salt and alcohol, as well as other medications. Medications that are considered Maxzide alternatives can include spironolactone, torsemide, and furosemide.

Maxzide Alternatives Explained

Maxzide® (triamterene-HCTZ) is a prescription medicine used for controlling high blood pressure or dealing with fluid retention. It is a combination of two diuretic medications: triamterene and hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ). The medication is generally effective at treating these conditions, and most people tolerate it well. However, as with all medicines, it is possible that side effects may occur during treatment with Maxzide or that the medicine may not completely control a person's condition. Fortunately, there are several alternatives to Maxzide for treating high blood pressure or water retention.
 

Maxzide Alternatives for High Blood Pressure

There are many alternatives to Maxzide for controlling high blood pressure (hypertension), including:
 
  • Losing weight
  • Limiting your salt intake
  • Becoming more physically active
  • Drinking less alcohol
  • Making dietary changes (including more fruits and vegetables)
  • Taking other medications (see High Blood Pressure Medication).
     
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