Indapamide is used in fluid retention (edema), heart failure, hypertension and kidney stone.
How it Works
Indapamide works by eliminating excess fluids from the body, which then helps to reduce hypertension. Indapamide also works by widening or dilating blood vessels. By widening the blood vessels, Indapamide reduces the pressure inside the blood vessels and over time this leads to a lowering of high blood pressure.
Common Side effects
Patients who take Indapamide may suffer from such side effects;
Loss of sodium
Indapamide is a diuretic (a drug that increases the flow of urine hence reducing excess body water) which is usually taken through the mouth. It is different from similar drugs in that it has only one sulfonamide group in it. It is a yellowish powder which is slightly acidic and is known to dissolve in alkaline solutions. Indapamide achieves its results by controlling re-absorption of water and salt. The reduction of salt in the muscles of the capillaries, veins and arteries makes them to relax, which is a desired condition for victims of blood pressure and hypertension.
Indapamide is referred to as diuretic medicine. Its ingredients include glycol, cellulose, starch that is from corn and pregelatinezed one, talc, lactose as well as magnesium stearate. This is taken orally with strength of 2.5 mg or 1.5 mg.
There are people who should not use this drug and they include: patients of a kidney disease, people with urination complications, patients of a disease of the liver and hypokalemia patients. It is also important to let your doctor know if you suffer from any of these diseases or gout, lupus, allergic conditions or you are diabetic. These last conditions can not prohibit from taking this drug but they will determine the doctor