This medication is a quinazoline diuretic, prescribed for high blood pressure. It helps the kidneys to ged rid of unwanted water and salt from the body into the urine.
Contraindicated in patients with anuria (absence of urination), liver damage, and hypersensitivity.
PO- Adults- The recommended dose range is 2.5 10 mg/day.
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with food.
Caution should be exercised in patients with history of lupus, kidney or liver disease, low blood mineral levels, gout, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
It may cause drowsiness, dizziness, blurred vision or lightheadedness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
Avoid alcohol consumption.
Avoid exposure to sunlight.
Monitor liver function, kidney function, and complete blood cell counts regularly while taking this medication.
Cold extremities, swelling, low blood pressure and palpitations.
Central Nervous System : Anxiety, depression, dry mouth, impotence, nervousness, weakness and weird feeling.
Skin : Itching, rash and skin dryness.
Eyes, Ears, Nose, Throat : Cough, nose bleed, eye itching, sinus congestion, sore throat and ringing in the ears.
Gastrointestinal : Abdominal discomfort (pain, bloating), bitter taste, constipation, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting.
Genitourinary : Night-time urination.
Musculoskeletal : Back pain.
Avoid excess dosage.
Store it at controlled room temperature (25°C).
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