Taking Tekamlo with triamterene may increase your risk of high blood potassium (hyperkalemia), a dangerous problem. If you must take these medications together, your healthcare provider should monitor your potassium levels during treatment.
It is possible that not all drug interactions with Tekamlo were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your pharmacist or healthcare provider about any specific interactions that may apply to you.
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
Last reviewed by: KristiMonson, PharmD;
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