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Composition for DITIDE

Benzthiazide(25 mg),Triamterene(50 mg)

food interaction for DITIDE

alcohol interaction for DITIDE

pregnancy interaction for DITIDE

lactation interaction for DITIDE

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Benzthiazide and alcohol may have additive effects in lowering your blood pressure. You may experience headache, dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, and/or changes in pulse or heart rate.
Taking Triamterene with alcohol may have additive effects in lowering your blood pressure. You may experience headache, dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, and/or changes in pulse or heart rate.
Ditide 25 mg/50 mg tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown adverse effect on fetus and there are no human studies or studies in human and animals are not available. It should be given only if potential benefits justifies risk to the fetus. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.


Benzthiazide(25 mg)


Benzthiazide is used in combination with triamterene in the treatment of high blood pressure (hypertension) and swelling (edema). 

How it works

Benzthiazide belongs to a class of medication called as diuretics. It acts by increasing the excretion of electrolytes like sodium, magnesium, calcium, bicarbonate along with water and decreases potassium excretion thereby reducing the excessive body fluid.

Common side effects

Increased sensitivity to light, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Dry mouth, Vomiting, Weakness, Increased uric acid level in blood
Triamterene(50 mg)


Triamterene is used to remove excess salts from the body, while retaining potassium. It is used to treat swelling due to fluid retention (oedema) in heart diseases (cardiac failure), liver diseases (cirrhosis of the liver) or kidney diseases (nephrotic syndrome), and in edema associated with corticosteroid treatment. They are used alone or in combination with other diuretic which cause potassium depletion.

How it works

Triamterene belongs to a class of medicines known as potassium sparing diuretics. It acts by directly inhibiting the exchange of sodium for potassium and hydrogen in the kidney; thus causing excretion of sodium salts and conservation of potassium.

Common side effects

Acne-like rash, Bruise, Bleeding, Heart rate irregular, Bradycardia, Decreased blood pressure, Dry mouth, Difficulty in swalloing, Shortness of breath, Dizziness, Headache, Influenza like symptoms, Loss of appetite, Muscle weakness, Sore throat, Stomach upset, Vomiting, Diarrhoea


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Expert advice for DITIDE

  • Consult a doctor before taking benzthiazide if you have diabetes, gout (pain and swelling of the small joints), liver, kidneys or pancreas disorder. 
  • You will be regularly monitored for blood electrolytes in case if you are an elderly patient or have kidney problem or during treatment with certain pain killers while taking benzthiazide.  
  • Avoid direct sun exposure during the treatment of benzthiazide, as it may cause sensitivity to light (photosensitive) and may lead to the development of rashes on the skin.
  • Seek immediate medical attention if you experience sudden wheeziness, difficulty in breathing, swelling of the eyelids, face or lips, rash or itching. 
  • Do not drive or use any machinery after taking benzthiazide as it may cause dizziness.  
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • Do not take if allergic to benzthiazide or any of its ingredients.
  • Do not take if suffering from serious liver or kidney disorder, high levels of potassium or calcium in blood. 
  • Do not take if suufering from a disease of the adrenal glands causing weakness, weight loss and a deficiency of hormones in the blood (Addison’s disease).
  • Do not take if suffering from diabetic ketoacidosis (high concentrations of ketone bodies).                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          


Content on this page was last updated on 30 October, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)