What is this medication?
Antihypertensive; Diuretic, Thiazide-Related
Indicated for management of heart failure symptoms, mild to moderate hypertension.
How does this medication work?
Indapamide is a diuretic that works at the site of the proximal segment of the distal tubule of the nephron; it does not appear to have significant effect on glomerular filtration rate nor renal blood flow; however, it does increase sodium, chloride, and water excretion by interfering with the transport of sodium ions across the renal tubular epithelium.
How should I take this medication?
Oral: 1.25mg to 2.5mg daily.
How to Take: Take with or without food. It is best to take earlier in the day to avoid nocturia.
What should I watch for while using this medication?
Before starting Indapamide make sure your physician is aware of any allergies and medications you currently take. You may experience electrolyte disturbances (i.e. hypokalemia, hyponatremia) and photosensitivity.
What if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose of medication, try to take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, take only that scheduled dose. Do not take double or extra doses.
How should I store this medication?
Keep out of the reach of children at all times. Store at room temperature, 59 to 86° F (15 to 30° C). Protect from light. Keep the container tightly closed. Properly dispose of any unused medication after the expiration date.
What are the possible side effects of using this medication?
Agitation, anxiety, dizziness, headache, fatigue, lethargy, pain, paresthesia, hypokalemia, muscle pain and weakness, rhinitis.
Note this is not a complete list of side effects for Indapamide only common ones.
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