What drug category is indapamide?

Indapamide belongs to a class of drugs known as diuretics/”water pills.” It works by causing you to make more urine. This helps your body get rid of extra salt and water. This can lessen symptoms such as shortness of breath or swelling in your ankles or feet.

What is the generic name for indapamide?

Lozol (indapamide) is an oral antihypertensive/diuretic (water pill) used to treat fluid retention (edema) in people with congestive heart failure. Lozol is also used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Lozol is a discontinued brand name and is available as generic indapamide.

What is the medication indapamide used for?

Indapamide is used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). High blood pressure adds to the workload of the heart and arteries. If it continues for a long time, the heart and arteries may not function properly.

What is the mechanism of action of indapamide?

Indapamide has a dual mechanism of action: diuretic effect at the level of the distal tubule in the kidney and a direct vascular effect, both of which contribute to the antihypertensive efficacy of the drug.

Why is indapamide taken in the morning?

Timing: Take indapamide once a day. It is best taken in the morning so it works during the day and your sleep is not disturbed by you needing to get up to go to the toilet during the night.

What are the doses of indapamide?

How much will I take? The usual dose to treat: heart failure is 2.5mg to 5mg once a day. high blood pressure is 2.5mg once a day – but if you’re taking slow-release indapamide, you’ll take a lower dose of 1.5mg.

What are the side effects of indapamide?

Indapamide side effects

  • headache.
  • dizziness.
  • fatigue, weakness, or loss of energy.
  • muscle cramps or spasms.
  • increased urination (during the first few weeks of treatment)

What is the difference between amlodipine and indapamide?

Indapamide SR 1.5 mg shows similar antihypertensive efficacy to amlodipine 5 mg and hydrochlorothiazide 25 mg in elderly hypertensive patients, while in patients with isolated systolic hypertension, indapamide SR 1.5 mg shows a similar efficacy to amlodipine 5 mg but a greater efficacy than hydrochlorothiazide 25 mg.

Can I take vitamin D with indapamide?

Using indapamide together with cholecalciferol can cause your blood calcium levels to become too high. Contact your doctor if you experience symptoms such as dizziness, drowsiness, weakness, lethargy, headache, nausea, vomiting, or seizures. You may need a dose adjustment or special test if you use both medications.

Why is it important that indapamide is taken in the morning?

Indapamide is prescribed for high blood pressure (hypertension). It is best taken in the morning. Any side-effects are usually mild. The most common are a skin rash, feeling sick (nausea), and feeling dizzy….About indapamide.

Type of medicine An antihypertensive
Used for High blood pressure