Brand-name Maxzide is made by Mylan Pharmaceuticals. Generic Maxzide
is made by several manufacturers.
Specific uses of Maxzide can include:
Maxzide is a diuretic. These drugs are commonly referred to as "water pills." Maxzide contains two diuretics that work together to keep electrolyte levels in balance. Hydrochlorothiazide, while effective, often causes low potassium levels in the blood. On the other hand, triamterene is a "potassium-sparing" diuretic, meaning that it can actually increase potassium levels in the blood. When taken together, these medications balance each other out.
Maxzide works by increasing the amount of salt and water the kidneys remove from the blood. The extra salt and water are passed out through the urine. By increasing the amount of water removed from the blood, Maxzide causes a decrease in blood volume. Because of this effect, the medication can lower blood pressure
and can also help with water retention.