This medication is a diuretic, prescribed for high blood pressure and fluid retention. It helps the kidney to get rid of unwanted water and salt from the body into the urine.
Contraindicated in patients with anuria and hypersensitivity.
PO- The usual adult dose ranges from 2.5 mg to 10 mg once daily.
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.
Caution should be exercised in patients with history of diabetes, gout, kidney, liver, thyroid or parathyroid disease, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
It may cause dizziness or drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
Avoid alcohol consumption.
Avoid exposure to sunlight.
Body as a Whole :
Headache, cramping and weakness.
Heart : Low blood pressure.
Gastrointestinal : Inflammation of pancreas, jaundice, vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, gastric irritation, constipation and loss of appetite.
Blood : Anemia, decrease in white blood cells and platelets.
Hypersensitivity : Respiratory distress, lung swelling, fever, bleeding, hives, rash and photosensitivity.
Metabolic : Increased blood sugar, elevated uric acid in blood and fluid imbalance.
Central Nervous System : Unsteadiness, dizziness, tingling, muscle spasm and restlessness.
Eye : Transient blurred vision.
Genitourinary : Presence of glucose in urine.
Avoid excess dosage.
Store it at room temperature and in an airtight container. Keep away from children.
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