Triamzide contains both triamterene and hydrochlorothiazide which are both powerful diuretics. These medications can be used to treat fluid retention as well as other disorders that affect the liver and kidneys. The medication has also been used with some success to treat high blood pressure. This diuretic works to help the body shed excess salt and water while spring the production of potassium and retention of potassium. Rather than have potassium be lost from the body, athletes can see drastic potassium boosts without the use of supplements which can help them to push their training further while shedding excess sodium and water from their bodies. The usual starting dose to treat fluid retention or edema is one tablet twice a day after each meal. The maximum dose of this medication each day is for tablets divided into two separate doses.