“Indapamide”: instructions for use and revocations

Pharmacological properties

“Indapamide” reduces reabsorption of sodium and increases excretion of magnesium, chlorine and potassium with urine, which provides an increase in obem excreted fluids. The drug contributes to lowering the tone of smooth musculature of the arteries, which provides normalization of pressure. Pressure reduction occurs only if there is hypertension in the original picture. The clinical effect is evident at the end of the first week of taking the drug.

Indications for the use

“Indapamide” are prescribed to paciets with increased blood pressure. Also, the drug is prescribed when excess fluid is delayed in patients with chronic heart failure.

Instructions for the use of

“Indapamide” should be taken on 1 tablet per day, in the morning. In case of insufficient severity of the therapeutic effect after 2 weeks on the recommendation of the doctor, the dosage can be increased to 2-3 tablets per day.

Tablets are swallowed without chewing, filled with water.


The drug is contraindicated in the presence of pronounced disorders of hepatic and renal functions, acute cerebral impairment blood circulation, gout, hypokalemia and severe forms of diabetes.$ The drug should not be taken with hypersensitivity to the components of “Indapamide”. The drug is contraindicated to children under 18 years of age, as well as to pregnant women in view of possible serious risks to the fetus.

When taking “Indapamide” during lactation, breastfeeding should be stopped because the active substances of the drug penetrate breast milk.

Side effects

When taking “Indapamide”, adverse events in the form of seizures and muscle pain are most common. There can also be adverse effects in the form of nausea, discomfort and stomach pain, dry mouth, constipation, weakness, dizziness, increased fatigue, nervousness. Allergic reactions on the skin, manifestations of systemic lupus erythematosus are possible.

Reviews and recommendations

“Indapamide” helps to reduce pressure and get rid of excess puffiness, improves the overall condition. At the same time, the drug promotes the removal of potassium and magnesium from the body, which can cause seizures in the legs. Therefore, regular control of electrolyte and glucose levels in the blood is necessary in treatment with “Indapamide”. The analysis for sodium, potassium and magnesium levels in the serum should be performed before initiating therapy and repeated in its process.

In view of a number of contraindications and peculiarities of use of the drug in complex therapy, “Indapamide” is recommended to take only by appointment and under strict control of the doctor. Increasing the dosage of “Indopamide” can significantly increase the diuretic effect.

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