GENERIC NAME: INDAPAMIDE - ORAL (in-DAP-a-mide)
BRAND NAME(S): Lozol
USES: This medication is used to treat high blood pressure. Indapamide is also used to reduce extra salt and fluid in the body (edema) caused by a certain heart problem (congestive heart failure). Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. Decreasing extra salt and fluid in the body helps to decrease swelling and breathing problems from congestive heart failure and increases your ability to exercise.Indapamide is a "water pill" (diuretic) that increases the amount of urine you make. Getting rid of extra water and salt may help to relax the blood vessels so that blood can flow more easily. These effects help to lower blood pressure and decrease the amount of work the heart must do to pump blood.
HOW TO USE: Take this medication by mouth with or without food, usually once daily in the morning or as directed by your doctor. It is best to avoid taking this medication within 4 hours of your bedtime to avoid having to get up during the night to urinate. Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have questions about your dosing schedule.The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment.Use this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same time each day. It is important to continue taking this medication even if you feel well. Most people with high blood pressure do not feel sick. It may take up to several weeks before the full benefit of this drug takes effect.Tell your doctor if your condition does not improve or if it worsens (your blood pressure readings remain high or increase).
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