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Composition for NATRILAM

Amlodipine(2.5 mg),Indapamide(1.5 mg)

food interaction for NATRILAM

alcohol interaction for NATRILAM

pregnancy interaction for NATRILAM

lactation interaction for NATRILAM

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Taking Indapamide with alcohol may have additive effects in lowering your blood pressure. You may experience headache, dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, and/or changes in pulse or heart rate.
Natrilam 2.5mg tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown adverse effect on fetus and there are no human studies or studies in human and animals are not available. It should be given only if potential benefits justifies risk to the fetus. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.


Amlodipine(2.5 mg)


Amlodipine is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) and severe pain in chest.

How it works

Amlodipine belongs to a class of drugs called calcium channel blocker. It reduces the amount of calcium that enters the smooth muscles of the blood vessels and heart. As muscle cells require calcium to contract, reducing the flow of calcium causes the muscle cells to relax and blood vessels to dilate, reducing blood pressure, force and rate of the heartbeat. It improves blood and oxygen supply to the heart muscles.

Common side effects

Palpitations, Abdominal pain, Chest pain, Dizziness, Drowsiness, Fainting, Fatigue, Flushing, Headache, Lightheadedness, Limb swelling, Stomach upset
Indapamide(1.5 mg)


Indapamide is used alone or in combination with other drugs to treat high blood pressure, and heart failure.

How it works

Indapamide belongs to class of medications called thiazide-like diuretics, it increases urine production from kidney thereby decreasing blood pressure.

Common side effects

Nausea, Paresthesia (tingling or pricking sensation), Rash of purple spots on the skin, Constipation, Dry mouth, Fatigue, Headache, Decreased potassium level in blood, Rash, Vertigo, Vomiting


No substitutes found

Expert advice for NATRILAM

Take the appropriate dose of amlodipine with any liquid, with or without food at any fixed time each day.
Do not drive if you experience side effects like dizziness, sleepiness or blurred vision on taking amlodipine.
Check your blood pressure one week after starting this drug and conuslt your doctor if it has not improved.
It can cause ankle or foot swelling. Consult your doctor if it it doesn't improve over time.
Do not start or continue amlodipine tablets and consult your doctor:
  • If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to amlodipine or any of its other ingredients.
  • If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breast feeding.

Frequently asked questions for NATRILAM


Q. Is amlodipine safe?
Amlodipine is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is amlodipine a diuretic/ blood thinner/ beta-blocker/ statin/ ACE inhibitor or a nitrate?
Amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker, not a diuretic, blood thinner, beta-blocker, statin, ACE inhibitor or a nitrate.
Q. Can I take amlodipine with Viagra?
Amlodipine does not have any significant interaction with sildenafil, the active ingredient of Viagra. However, consult your doctor before taking both the drugs together.
Q. Does amlodipine cause gout or coughing?
Amlodipine does not cause gout, in fact it can be taken by gout patients for the appropriate indication. Coughing is a very rare side effect of amlodipine.
Q. What is Eslo 2.5 or Amlopres-5 used for?
Eslo 2.5 or Amlopres-5 are some of the trade names of amlodipine and used for the same indications as amlodipine.


Q. Is indapamide a water pill, beta blocker, calcium channel blocker, loop diuretic, diuretic, angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor, statins or blood thinner? 
Indapamide is a thiazide-like diuretic, a water pill. It is not a beta blocker, calcium channel blocker, loop diuretic, angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor, statins or blood thinner.

Q. Is indapamide a sulfa drug, contains sulfa?
Indapamide is a sulfa drug, contains sulfa (sulphonamide). Indapamide should not be taken by patients allergic to sulfa/sulphonamide.

Q. Is indapamide potassium sparing?
Indapamide is not potassium sparing. It lowers the potassium level in body.

Q. Can I take paracetamol, ibuprofen with indapamide?
Ibuprofen may reduce the blood pressure lowering effect of indapamide. Paracetamol can be taken with indapamide. Always consult your doctor before use.

Q. Does indapamide cause weight gain, weight loss, low potassium, hair loss, diabetes, raise blood glucose, gout or erectile dysfunction?
Indapamide does not cause weight gain, hair loss. Indapamide may cause weight loss, low potassium level, diabetes, raise blood glucose, gout or erectile dysfunction.


Content on this page was last updated on 18 October, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)