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What is Indapamide used for?
Indapamide is used for the treatment of fluid retention and high blood pressure.
Indapamide may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.
How does Indapamide work?
Indapamide belongs to the class of drugs called thiazide diuretics. This drug acts by decreasing the reabsorption of electrolytes from renal tubules. This leads to an excess elimination of electrolytes and water.
How to take Indapamide?
The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Take Indapamide as prescribed by your doctor.
Indapamide drug can be taken with or without food. Swallow the tablet whole. Do not chew or crush the tablet.
If you miss a dose of Indapamide, please take it immediately once you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for the missed dose.
What are the drugs that interact with Indapamide?
Drugs that interact with Indapamide include the following:
- Sodium biphosphate
This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.
What are the side effects of Indapamide?
The following are the most common side effects of Indapamide:
- Loss of appetite
- Stomach upset
The following are the severe side effects and you may require immediate medical attention:
- Irregular heart beat
- Weak pulse
- Muscle cramps
- Increased thirst
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.
What special precautions Indapamide?
- Avoid using the medicine if you are allergic to Indapamide or similar drugs.
- Keep the medication out of reach to children.
- Do not exceed the dose more than what is prescribed.
- Do not drive or operate heavy machinery if Indapamide causes dizziness or blurred vision.
- Do not stop using the medication abruptly unless instructed by the doctor. Stopping the medication suddenly may cause the illness to return.
You are advised not to take Indapamide if
- it has passed the expiry date of the medicine printed on the pack.
- the foil or packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering or there is discolouration.
What should you tell your doctor before taking Indapamide?
- Tell your doctor if you have any history of diabetes, heart diseases and past history of edema.
- Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.
- Inform the doctor if there is a previous history of allergy to sulpha drugs.
Frequently Asked Questions about Indapamide
- How should Indapamide be stored?
- Should I follow any special dietary instructions while taking Indapamide?
- Is it safe to alter the dose of Indapamide?
- Do I need to monitor for any laboratory parameters while on Indapamide medication?
- I am on Can I stop the drug if I feel better?
Indapamide must be stored at room tempertaure, away from sunlight.
Special diet must be followed as recommended by doctor when using Indapamide.
Change the dose of Indapamide only under medical supervision.
Monitoring for serum electrolytes is important while on Indapamide medication.
No. You must continue using Indapamide until your doctor advises to stop using it. Abrupt discontinuation may lead to complications.
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