This medication is a diuretic, prescribed for fluid retention and hypertension.
Contraindicated in patients with anuria and hypersensitivity.
PO- Edema- The recommended dose is 50-100 mg/day. Max: 200 mg/day. HTN- Initial: The recommended dose is 12.5 mg/day. Usual: 25-50 mg/day.
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with food.
• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of fluid and electrolyte disturbances, cirrhosis, gout, diabetes, elderly, heart, kidney or liver impairment, anuria, Addison's disease, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
• Monitor blood glucose level in patients taking anti-diabetic drugs.
• It may cause blurred vision or dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
• Gastrointestinal :
Loss of appetite, stomach irritation, nausea, vomiting, cramping, diarrhea, constipation, jaundice, inflammation of pancreas, inflammation of salivary gland.
• Central Nervous System : Dizziness, fainting, tingling, headache and yellow vision.
• Blood : Decrease in white blood cells and platelets; bone marrow depression and anemia.
• Heart : Low blood pressure.
• Skin : Bruising, photosensitivity, rash, hives, skin death, fever, and anaphylactic reactions.
• Others : Fever, respiratory distress, increased blood sugar, muscle spasm, weakness, restlessness, transient blurred vision.
Avoid excess dosage.
Store it at room temperature (25°C).
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