Indapamide (By mouth)
Treats high blood pressure and the salt and fluid retention caused by heart failure. This medicine is a diuretic (water pill).
Brand Name(s):There may be other brand names for this medicine.
When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:This medicine is not right for everyone. Do not use it if you had an allergic reaction to indapamide or sulfa drugs, or if you cannot pass urine.
How to Use This Medicine:
- Take your medicine as directed. Your dose may need to be changed several times to find what works best for you.
- This medicine should be taken in the morning.
- Missed dose: Take a dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then and take a regular dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.
- Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light.
Drugs and Foods to Avoid:
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
- Some medicines can affect how indapamide works. Tell your doctor if you are also using digoxin, lithium, or steroid medicine.
Warnings While Using This Medicine:
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have kidney disease, liver disease, heart disease, heart rhythm problems, diabetes, lupus, gout, or trouble urinating. Tell your doctor if you had any type of surgery.
- This medicine may cause the following problems:
- Eye or vision problems, including glaucoma, myopia
- High uric acid in the blood
- Parathyroid gland problems
- Do not stop using this medicine without asking your doctor, even if you feel well. This medicine will not cure high blood pressure, but it will help keep it in normal range. You may have to take blood pressure medicine for the rest of your life.
- Tell any doctor or dentist who treats you that you are using this medicine. This medicine may affect certain medical test results.
- Your doctor will do lab tests at regular visits to check on the effects of this medicine. Keep all appointments.
- Keep all medicine out of the reach of children. Never share your medicine with anyone.
Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine:
Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
- Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing
- Blistering, peeling, red skin rash
- Blurred vision or changes in vision
- Change in how much or how often you urinate
- Confusion, weakness, muscle twitching
- Dry mouth, increased thirst, muscle cramps, nausea or vomiting
- Fast, slow, pounding, or uneven heartbeat
- Lightheadedness, dizziness, or fainting
- Swelling in your hands, feet, ankles, or legs, tiredness
- Unusual bleeding, bruising, or weakness
If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
- Constipation, diarrhea, loss of appetite, stomach pain or upset
If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088
Last Updated: 6/10/2021