"Indapamid": instructions for use and reviews

Pharmacological properties

"Indapamide" reduces the reabsorption of sodium and increases the excretion of magnesium, chlorine and potassium in the urine, which provides an increase in the volume of output fluid. The drug helps to reduce the tone of the smooth muscles of the arteries, which ensures the normalization of pressure. The decrease in pressure occurs only in the presence of hypertension in the original picture. The clinical effect is manifested at the end of the first week of taking the drug.

Indications for use

“Indapamide” is prescribed to patients with high blood pressure. Also, the drug is prescribed for the retention of excess fluid in the body that occurs in patients with chronic heart failure.

Instructions for use

"Indapamid" should be taken 1 tablet a day, in the morning. With insufficient severity of therapeutic effect after 2 weeks on the recommendation of a doctor, the dosage can be increased to 2-3 tablets per day.Tablets are swallowed without chewing, washed down with water.


The drug is contraindicated in the presence of pronounced impairment of hepatic and renal functions, acute cerebrovascular accident, gout, hypokalemia and severe diabetes mellitus. The drug should not be taken in case of hypersensitivity to the components of Indapamide. The drug is contraindicated in children under 18 years of age, as well as pregnant women because of the possible occurrence of serious risks to the fetus.When taking "Indapamide" during lactation, breastfeeding should be discontinued, since the active ingredients of the drug penetrate into breast milk.

Side effects

When taking "Indapamid" most often there are side effects in the form of cramps and muscle pain. Side effects can also occur in the form of nausea, discomfort and pain in the stomach, dry mouth, constipation, weakness, dizziness, fatigue, nervousness. Allergic reactions on the skin, manifestations of systemic lupus erythematosus are possible.

Reviews and recommendations

"Indapamid" helps to reduce pressure and get rid of excess swelling, improves the overall condition.However, the drug promotes the excretion of potassium and magnesium, which can cause cramps in the legs. Therefore, the treatment of "Indapamidom" requires regular monitoring of the level of electrolytes and glucose in the blood. Analysis of the level of sodium, potassium and magnesium in the blood serum must be carried out before the start of therapy and repeated in its process.
In view of a number of contraindications and features of the use of the drug in complex therapy, Indapamide is recommended to be taken only as directed and under strict medical supervision.

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