Q. Can Natrilix SR Tablet cause gout?
Use of Natrilix SR Tablet may impact the patients already diagnosed with gout. Inform your doctor if you have gout before starting Natrilix SR Tablet. 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 SR Tablet. Your doctor may advise regular monitoring of uric acid.
Q. Can Natrilix SR Tablet increase blood sugar?
Natrilix SR Tablet 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 SR Tablet.
Q. Does Natrilix SR Tablet make you sleepy?
No, Natrilix SR Tablet 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 SR Tablet make you urinate more?
Use of Natrilix SR Tablet tend to increase the frequency of urination in some patients. Natrilix SR Tablet 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 SR Tablet to start working?
The action of Natrilix SR Tablet 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 SR Tablet for weight loss?
No, Natrilix SR Tablet 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 SR Tablet, it may be due to fluid loss and not due to body fat.
Q. Is it safe to take Natrilix SR Tablet 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 SR Tablet 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 SR Tablet may enhance this imbalance. Therefore, it should be stopped for 2-3 days.
Q. How much fluid should I drink while taking Natrilix SR Tablet?
It is usually best to drink normal amounts of fluids while taking Natrilix SR Tablet. 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.