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      Triamterene and the Kidney

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      Nephron

      S. Karger AG

      Triamterene, Nephrolithiasis, Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug

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          Triamterene (TA) is a mild ‘potassium-sparing’ diuretic usually employed in combination with other more potent diuretics in the treatment of hypertension. TA pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics in normal volunteers, elderly subjects and in patients with renal and hepatic dysfunction are reviewed. A variety of adverse renal effects, such as abnormalities in urinary sediment, nephrolithiasis, interstitial nephritis and acute renal failure, has been reported to occur and is also reviewed. Of particular concern with the increased availability of ‘over-the-counter’ nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAID) is the adverse interaction between TA and NSAID which may culminate in acute renal failure. Although a rare occurrence, the clinician should be aware of potential adverse reactions associated with the use of TA.

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          Journal
          NEF
          Nephron
          10.1159/issn.1660-8151
          Nephron
          S. Karger AG
          1660-8151
          2235-3186
          1989
          1989
          09 December 2008
          : 51
          : 4
          : 454-461
          Affiliations
          Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, Medical College of Virginia; McGuire Veterans Administration Hospital, Richmond, Va., USA
          Article
          185375 Nephron 1989;51:454–461
          10.1159/000185375
          2662034
          © 1989 S. Karger AG, Basel

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