Side effects of triamterene

By Phyllis Wilson from Phoenix, AZ on April 25, 2006
Category: Triamterene

I have been taking Triamtene/HCTZ for about 20 years and within the last six weeks, developed severe nocturnal muscle cramps and even have some of them doing the day. I have experienced these cramps not only in the calves of my legs but up the sides, behind the knees, in the front of my legs and thighs, in my feet, toes and hands. I have been trying to increase my fluid intake to ten 8 ounce glasses of water a day but haven't seen much improvement. Is it possible this direutic is causing these cramps? I have spoken with two doctors about this and they haven't seemed too concerned. I am. I would appreciate any information you might be able to provide. Thank you.

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