FDA Approves Wellspring's Dyrenium

Treating swelling (edema) associated with conditions such as congestive heart failure, cirrhosis of the liver, and certain severe kidney problems (eg, nephrosis). It may be used alone or with other medicines.

It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Dyrenium is a potassium-sparing diuretic. It works by making the kidneys eliminate sodium (salt) and water from the body while retaining potassium.

Triamterene is used to reduce extra fluid in the body (edema) caused by conditions such as congestive heart failure, liver disease, and kidney disease. Getting rid of extra water helps to reduce fluid in the lungs so that you can breathe easier. It also helps to decrease swelling of the arms, legs, and stomach/abdomen.

Triamterene is a certain kind of "water pill" (potassium-sparing diuretic). It works by increasing the amount of urine you make, allowing your body to get rid of extra salt (sodium) and water while also preventing the kidneys from getting rid of too much potassium.

Dyrenium is a drug commonly used for the treatment of fluid retention. Available by prescription only, it is a type of potassium-sparing diuretic, which works by increasing the amount of salt and water the kidneys remove from the blood. Dyrenium comes in capsule form and is generally taken twice daily after meals. Possible side effects include dizziness, diarrhea, and dry mouth.

Triamterene is a potassium-sparing diuretic (water pill) that prevents your body from absorbing too much salt and keeps your potassium levels from getting too low.

Triamterene is used to treat fluid retention (edema) in people with congestive heart failure, cirrhosis of the liver, or a kidney condition called nephrotic syndrome.

Triamterene is also used to treat edema caused by having too much aldosterone in your body. Aldosterone is a hormone produced by the adrenal glands to help regulate the salt and water balance in your body.