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Natrilix Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Natrilix Tablet is a diuretic (water pill) medicine used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure). This medicine reduces excess fluid levels in the body and treats edema (fluid overload) associated with heart, liver, kidney, or lung disease.

Natrilix Tablet makes you lose excess water through urine. It may be used alone or in combination with other medicines. This medicine should be taken only during day time to avoid frequent urination at night. You must take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by the doctor and never stop it abruptly without consulting the doctor. Most people with high blood pressure do not feel ill, but if you stop taking this medicine, your condition could get worse. This may lead to your blood pressure rising up again and increase your risk of heart disease and stroke.

It is important to have your blood pressure checked regularly. This medicine is only one part of a treatment program which should also include a healthy diet, regular exercise, smoking cessation, moderation of alcohol intake and weight reduction. You can eat normally while taking this medicine, but try to reduce your salt intake.

Common side effects of this medicine include headache, nausea, and dizziness. Consult your doctor if these side effects bother you. Before taking this medicine, its better to let your doctor know if you are suffering from any kidney or liver disease. Also, pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers should consult doctor before taking it. You must inform doctor about all the other medicines that you are taking apart from this medicine. Regular monitoring of kidney function and electrolytes is important while using this medicine.

Uses of Natrilix Tablet

Side effects of Natrilix Tablet

Common
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Gastrointesinal symptoms
  • Muscle cramp

How to use Natrilix Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Natrilix Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Natrilix Tablet works

Natrilix Tablet is a thiazide diuretic. It lowers blood pressure by removing the extra water and certain electrolytes from the body. Over time it also works by relaxing blood vessels and improving blood flow.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Natrilix Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Natrilix Tablet is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Natrilix Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Natrilix Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Natrilix Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Natrilix Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Natrilix Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Natrilix Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Natrilix Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Natrilix Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick Tips

  • It makes you feel dizzy. Avoid driving and attention requiring activity until you know how it affects you.
  • Avoid alcohol intake while taking Natrilix Tablet as it may increase the dizziness. 
  • It may cause a sudden drop of sodium level in blood. Avoid low sodium diet while you are taking this medication.
  • Monitor your blood pressure after starting Natrilix Tablet, and notify your doctor if it does not lower down.
  • Notify your doctor if you experience dizziness, tiredness, or muscle weakness that does not go away.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding. 

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Natrilix with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

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i have bp and i am taking olmax-am and natrilix sr tablet. i have undergoing some problems like sleeping.can you suggest any other medicine of low cost.
Dr. Nabajit Talukdar
Heart Specialist
seems to be getting good medications
I am taking Cardace 2.5mg concor cor 2.5mg I used to have normal blood pressure but from last few days my blood pressure has increased with figures such as 158/88 147/81 166/92 With pulse under normal range of 62 to 68. I have been prescribed Natrilix Sr 1.5mg to control blood pressure. I am allergical to sulfa drugs & need a confirmation whether i can go ahead with the drug. Regards
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
Diabetes Specialist
Stick to your previous medications. Decrease your salt intake and let me know your weight also. Get BP checked weekly only
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FAQs

Q. Can Natrilix cause gout?

Use of Natrilix may impact the patients already diagnosed with gout. Inform your doctor if you have gout before starting Natrilix. The reason being, this medicine can increase the levels of uric acid in blood in these patients. Such patients may experience episodes of gout while on Natrilix. Your doctor may advise regular monitoring of uric acid.

Q. Can Natrilix increase blood sugar?

Natrilix may increase blood sugar levels in diabetic patients. Tell your doctor if you have diabetes as your insulin requirements may change or the dose of your antidiabetic medicines may need modification. Regular monitoring of blood sugar levels is important in diabetes patients taking Natrilix.

Q. Does Natrilix make you sleepy?

No, Natrilix does not make you sleepy. But, if there is excessive loss of salts (hyponatremia, hypokalaemia, or electrolyte imbalance), then it may make you drowsy. Other warning signals of electrolyte imbalance include dry mouth, thirst, weakness, fatigue, lethargy, restlessness, muscle pain or cramps. Electrolyte imbalance may also lead to decreased urine output, increased heart beat and decreased blood pressure. In case you notice any of these symptoms, contact your doctor immediately.

Q. Does Natrilix make you urinate more?

Use of Natrilix tend to increase the frequency of urination in some patients. Natrilix belongs to thiazide class of medicines which are diuretics. These medicines make your body get rid of extra fluid through your kidneys. This also increases the amount of salts (sodium and potassium) and water that you get rid off from the body, helping in decreasing the blood pressure.

Q. How long does it take Natrilix to start working?

The action of Natrilix is gradual. While the initial effects may be seen within a week, it may take several months to experience the full benefits.

Q. Can I take Natrilix for weight loss?

No, Natrilix is not a medicine for weight loss. This medicine is used to lower high blood pressure and to reduce fluid overload in cases of heart failure. In case you experience weight loss while taking Natrilix, it may be due to fluid loss and not due to body fat.

Q. Is it safe to take Natrilix if I am ill?

If you are sick or have fever with sweating or are experiencing vomiting or diarrhea, you should contact your doctor. To cope up with these, you may be advised to stop Natrilix for 2-3 days and continue it after you are well. The reason being, if you are sick, then there can be electrolyte imbalance. Taking Natrilix may enhance this imbalance. Therefore, it should be stopped for 2-3 days.

Q. How much fluid should I drink while taking Natrilix?

It is usually best to drink normal amounts of fluids while taking Natrilix. It is important not to remain thirsty for long periods and to keep yourself hydrated. If you have heart failure or kidney failure, then you need to restrict your fluid intake after discussing with your doctor.

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