Maxzide Uses

Maxzide Uses for Water Retention

One common cause of water retention is congestive heart failure (CHF). This is a condition in which the heart cannot pump enough blood throughout the body. It does not mean that your heart has stopped or is about to stop working. It simply means that your heart is not able to pump blood the way that it should. This can lead to symptoms of CHF that include:
 
There are many other causes of fluid retention, including cirrhosis of the liver. Maxzide can be used to treat fluid retention due to these conditions as well. The medication treats water retention by helping the body to get rid of extra fluid. However, Maxzide does not cure congestive heart failure or other conditions that cause the body to retain fluid.
 

How Does Maxzide Work?

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 and triamterene. 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, the medication causes a decrease in blood volume. Because of this effect, it can lower blood pressure and can also help with water retention.
 
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