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General Information on Indapamide

Generic Name : Indapamide

Pronunciation : in dap' a mide

Latest prescription information about Indapamide. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its storage instructions . Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y54.5 | Therapeutic Classification : Diuretics

Why is Indapamide Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an oral antihypertensive/diuretic, prescribed for hypertension and edema. It helps the kidneys to eliminate large amounts of water and salts.

When should Indapamide not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with absence of urination (anuria) and severe liver impairment.

What is the dosage of Indapamide?

Adult: PO- HTN: 1.25-2.5 mg once daily. Edema 2.5 mg once daily, up to 5 mg/day after 1 week if needed.

How should Indapamide be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Indapamide?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of abnormal heart rhythm, diabetes, gout, kidney, liver, thyroid or parathyroid disease, any allergy, who are taking other medications, elderly, 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.

It may affect blood electrolyte level with the following symptoms: decreased urination, dry mouth, fainting, fast or irregular heartbeat, increased thirst, muscle pain, weakness, cramping or restlessness. If it is so consult with your doctor.

Avoid exposure to sunlight; otherwise it may cause sunburn.

Monitor blood sugar, blood electrolyte, glucose, uric acid levels and kidney function regularly while taking this medication.

What are the side effects of Indapamide?

   Body As A Whole : Headache, weakness, infection, abdominal pain, back pain and chest pain.
   Gastrointestinal : Constipation, diarrhea, indigestion, nausea, vomiting, gastric irritation, abdominal pain or cramps and loss of appetite.
   Metabolic : Swelling in the extremities.
   Central Nervous System : Nervousness, dizziness, lightheadedness, drowsiness, fatigue, loss of energy, lethargy, tiredness, sleeplessness, muscle cramps, numbness of the extremities, depression, tension, anxiety, irritability and agitation.
   Respiratory : Cough and inflammation of upper respiratory tract.
   Eye : Eye inflammation and blurred vision.
   Heart : Low blood pressure, irregular heartbeat and palpitations.
   Genitourinary : Frequency of urination and nighttime urination.
   Skin : Rash, hives and itching.
   Miscellaneous : Impotence, reduced sexual activity, runny nose and weight loss.

What are the other precautions for Indapamide?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Indapamide?

Store it at controlled room temperature (20 to 25C), and in an airtight container.

Schedule : H

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kvs2552, India

LORVAS-SR 1.5mg took for one year. After one year, It caused side effects such as 1)blurred vision 2)Dry eyes with reddenning and often infection. 3)Dizziness and admitted in hospital

I advise the patients taking lorvas must know side effects and stop immediately and report to the Doctor.

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maanishaa, India

your overview on this page for Indapamide says "it interfers with the influx of Calcium ion to the smooth muscle cells". As I am long suffering from hypothyroidism, hypertension and osteoporosis, should I discontinue taking Natrilix SR which negates my calcium tablet. plz confirm
maanishaakumar@gmail.com (52 yrs)

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