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Indapamide

INFORMATION

Uses

Indapamide is used in fluid retention (edema), heart failure, increased blood pressure and kidney stone.

How it works

Indapamide lowers blood pressure and swelling by increasing the amount of urine, which removes extra water and certain electrolytes from the body.

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

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Expert advice

  • Do avoid excessive exposure to sunlight and wear sunscreen while taking indapamide.
  • Indapamide should not be given to children or adolescent.
  • Do not take indapamide tablets if you are allergic to indapamide, sulphonamide or any other ingredient of tablet.
  • Do not take indapamide tablet if you have intolerance to some sugars.
  • Do not take indapamide if you have severe liver disease, kidney disease or hepatic encephalopathy (abnormal brain function due to liver problems); low blood potassium level, heart problems, diabetes, or gout (pain and swelling of the small joints due to elevated levels of uric acid in the blood and subsequent deposition in the joints).
  • Avoid using indapamide if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.

Frequently asked questions

Indapamide

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 24 November, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)