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I stopped taking Triamterne and I'm scared I will balloon up

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I stopped taking Triamterne and I'm scared I will balloon up with fluid. I take it before my menstual cycle. I am otherwise healthy, no HBP, 40 years old. My potassium was 2.8 and I'm scared to ever take it again. What are some ways I can avoid the rebound effect?
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Anthony Bray, MD replied 1 year ago.


Triamterene alone is a POTASSIUM SPARING type alone should NOT cause you low POTASSIUM...Do you take a combination such as Triamterene with HCTZ?

Do you take other meds?

I would advise follow up with your doctor on the low POTASSIUM.

I think a Rx for POTASSIUM chloride supplement plus added endocrinology tests would be in order -- checking aldosterone level for example ..check renal function as to sodium and potassium excretion...

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Anthony Bray MD