Now that the patent for the brand-name version has expired, generic Maxzide is available. The medication is used to treat high blood pressure and fluid retention, and it comes in a few different strengths. Some of the companies that make generic Maxzide include Barr Laboratories, Major Pharmaceuticals, and Pliva, Inc.
An Overview of Generic MaxzideMaxzide® (triamterene-HCTZ) is a prescription medication that has been licensed to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) and water retention (edema). It is a combination of two diuretic medications: triamterene and hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ).
Brand-name Maxzide is made by Mylan Pharmaceuticals. However, the patent has since expired and generic Maxzide is now available.
- Triamterene and Hydrochlorothiazide 25/37.5 mg -- containing 25 mg hydrochlorothiazide and 37.5 mg triamterene
- Triamterene and Hydrochlorothiazide 50/75 mg -- containing 50 mg hydrochlorothiazide and 75 mg triamterene.
There is another medication that combines hydrochlorothiazide and triamterene in a capsule form (see Dyazide for more information).
Who Makes Generic Maxzide?Generic Maxzide is currently manufactured by a few different manufacturers, including:
- Mylan Pharmaceuticals (who also makes brand-name Maxzide)
- Barr Laboratories
- Watson Pharmaceuticals
- Sandoz Pharmaceuticals
- Major Pharmaceuticals
- Pliva, Inc.
- Apotex Corp.
If interested, you can ask your pharmacist about all of the different makers of generic Maxzide.