- indapamide hemihydrate
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Indapamide 2.5mg Tablets
PACKAGE LEAFLET: INFORMATION FOR THE PATIENT
INDAPAMIDE 2.5MG TABLETS
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start taking this medicine because it contains important information for you.
What is in this leaflet:
1. What indapamide is and what it is used for
2. What you need to know before you take indapamide
3. How to take indapamide
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store indapamide
6. Contents of the pack and other information
1. WHAT INDAPAMIDE IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR
The name of your medicine is Indapamide 2.5mg Tablets (called indapamide throughout this leaflet). It belongs to a group of medicines called diuretics (water tablets).
Indapamide can be used for treating:
Most diuretics increase the amount of urine produced by the kidneys. However, indapamide is different from other diuretics, as it only causes a slight increase in the amount of urine produced. In addition, indapamide widens blood vessels so that blood passes through more easily. This helps lower blood pressure.
2. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU TAKE INDAPAMIDE
Do not take indapamide if:
Do not take the medicine if any of the above applies to you. If you are not sure, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking indapamide.
Warnings and precautions
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking indapamide:
You should tell your doctor if you have had photosensitivity reactions.
Your doctor may give you blood tests to check for low sodium or potassium levels or high calcium levels.
Athletes should be aware that this medicine contains an active ingredient, which may give a positive reaction in doping tests.
If you think any of these situations may apply to you or you have any questions or doubts about taking your medicines, you should consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Other medicines and indapamide
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other medicines. This includes medicines you buy without a prescription, including herbal medicines. This is because indapamide can affect the way some medicines work. Also some medicines can affect the way indapamide works.
In particular, tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following as special care may be required:
Driving and using machines:
This medicine can cause side effects such as tiredness or dizziness due to lowering of the blood pressure (see section 4). These side effects are more likely to occur after the initiation of the treatment and after dose increases. If this occurs, you should refrain from driving and other activities requiring alertness. However, under good control, these side effects are unlikely to occur.
If you are not sure if any of the above apply to you, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking indapamide.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
Indapamide is not recommended during pregnancy. When a pregnancy is planned or confirmed, the switch to an alternative treatment should be initiated as soon as possible.
Indapamide contains lactose.
If you have been told by your doctor that you have an intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor before taking this medicinal product.
3. HOW TO TAKE INDAPAMIDE
Always take indapamide exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. You should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
Taking this medicine
Adults and Elderly
The usual dose is one tablet, once a day, taken in the morning
If you take more indapamide than you should
If you take more tablets than you should, tell your doctor or go to your nearest hospital casualty department immediately.
Take the carton and any indapamide tablets left with you so that the doctors know what you have taken.
Taking too much indapamide may make you feel or be sick (nausea or vomiting), cause low blood pressure, cramps, dizziness, drowsiness, confusion and changes in the amount of urine produced by the kidneys due to severe dehydration.
If you forget to take indapamide
Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten tablet. Miss it out and take the next dose at the usual time.
If you stop taking indapamide
Keep taking indapamide until your doctor tells you to stop taking it. Treatment for high blood pressure is usually life-long.
If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, indapamide can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Stop taking indapamide and see your doctor immediately or go to a hospital straight away if you experience any of the following side effects:
Tell your doctor as soon as possible if you have any of the following side-effects:
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if any of the following side effects get serious or lasts longer than a few days. Also tell them if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet.
Common (may affect up to 1 in 10 people):
Uncommon (may affect less than 1 in 100 people):
Rare (may affect less than 1 in 1000 people):
Very rare (may affect less than 1 in 10,000 people):
If you suffer from systemic lupus erythematosus (a disorder of the immune system leading to inflammation and damage to the joints, tendons and organs with symptoms including skin rashes, tiredness, loss of appetite, weight gain and joint pain), this might get worse.
Cases of photosensitivity reactions (change in skin appearance) after exposure to the sun or artificial UVA have also been reported.
Some changes may occur in your blood and your doctor may need to give you blood tests to check your condition. The following changes in your blood test results may occur:
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme website: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard or search for MHRA Yellow Card in the Google Play or Apple App Store.
By reporting side effects, you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
5. HOW TO STORE INDAPAMIDE
Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help to protect the environment.
6. CONTENTS OF THE PACK AND OTHER INFORMATION
What Indapamide 2.5mg Tablets contain
What Indapamide 2.5mg Tablets look like and contents of the pack
The film-coated tablets are round and white with ‘S6’ stamped on one side. They are available in packs of 28 or 56 tablets.
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This leaflet was last revised in October 2020
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