Ditide Tablet

Introduction

Ditide Tablet is a combination of two medicines used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure). It reduces excess fluid levels in your body and maintains the potassium balance in the body. This medicine makes you lose excess water through urine.

It is best to take Ditide Tablet in the morning along with food in order to avoid frequent urination at night time. For better results, it is suggested to take it at the same time every day.  The dose and how often you take it depends on what you are taking it for. Your doctor will decide how much you need to improve your symptoms. You should take this medicine for as long as it is prescribed for you.

Headache, glucose intolerance, and dryness of mouth are very common side effect of this medicine. It might lower down the electrolytes level like sodium, potassium, and magnesium in the blood. Hence, regular monitoring of kidney function and electrolytes is important while using this medicine. It might cause dizziness or tiredness if happens rise slowly from sitting position or avoid driving.

Before taking this medicine, tell your doctor if you have any liver or kidney disease. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. You should also let your healthcare team know all other medicines you are taking as they may affect, or be affected by this medicine.

Uses of Ditide Tablet

  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)

Side effects of Ditide Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Ditide

  • Headache
  • Glucose intolerance
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Feeling thirsty
  • Increased production of urine
  • Increased blood lipid level
  • Electrolyte imbalance
  • Increased uric acid level in blood
  • Kidney stone

How to use Ditide Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Ditide Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Ditide Tablet works

Ditide Tablet is a combination of two diuretics: Benzthiazide and Triamterene. They work by removing extra water and certain electrolytes from the body through urine. Over time, benzthiazide also relaxes blood vessels but causes potassium loss. Triamterene is added as it conserves potassium, thereby balancing its levels in the body.

Safety Advice

Alcohol

UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Ditide Tablet.

Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Ditide Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.

Breastfeeding

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Ditide Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.

Driving

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Ditide Tablet alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.

Kidney

CAUTION
Ditide Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Ditide Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Ditide Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease. Regular monitoring of kidney function test and potassium levels may be advised while you are taking this medicine.

Liver

CAUTION
Ditide Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Ditide Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Ditide Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.