In this drug factsheet:DIN (Drug Identification Number)
|02179709 ||LOZIDE 1.25MG TABLET|
|00564966 ||LOZIDE 2.5MG TABLET|
How does this medication work? What will it do for me?
Indapamide belongs to the family of medications called diuretics ("water pills"). It is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat mild to moderate high blood pressure. This medication works by making the body lose excess water and salt.
This medication may be available under multiple brand names and/or in several different forms. Any specific brand name of this medication may not be available in all of the forms or approved for all of the conditions discussed here. As well, some forms of this medication may not be used for all of the conditions discussed here.
Your doctor may have suggested this medication for conditions other than those listed in these drug information articles. If you have not discussed this with your doctor or are not sure why you are taking this medication, speak to your doctor. Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor.
Do not give this medication to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms as you do. It can be harmful for people to take this medication if their doctor has not prescribed it.
How should I use this medication?
The recommended starting dose of indapamide is 1.25 mg once daily in the morning. After 4 to 8 weeks, your doctor may increase this to 2.5 mg once daily, depending on the effect of the medication. If a dose of 2.5 mg daily does not reduce your blood pressure sufficiently, your doctor will likely add another blood-pressure-lowering medication that is not a diuretic or may try a different diuretic. Do not take more than 2.5 mg daily.
Many things can affect the dose of medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, do not change the way that you are
taking the medication without consulting your doctor.
It is important that this medication be taken exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible and continue with your regular schedule. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
Store this medication at room temperature, protect it from light and moisture, and keep it out of the reach of children.
Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.
What form(s) does this medication come in?
Each round, orange, film-coated tablet, with "S" marked on one side, contains indapamide 1.25 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: glycerol, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, lactose monohydrate, macrogol 6000, magnesium stearate, maize starch, microcrystalline cellulose, pregelatinized starch, sunset yellow S Aluminium Lake, talc, and titanium dioxide.
Each pink, sugar-coated tablet contains indapamide 2.5 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: colloidal silica, corn starch, ethylcellulose, FD&C Red No. 3 lake, FD&C Yellow No. 6 lake, glycerol monooleate, lactose, magnesium stearate, polysorbate, povidone, pregelatinized corn starch, sodium benzoate, sodium carboxymethylcellulose, sucrose, talc, titanium dioxide, and white beeswax.
Who should NOT take this medication?
Do not take indapamide if you:
- are allergic to indapamide or any ingredients of this medication
- are allergic to sulfa (sulfonamide) medications (e.g., sulfamethoxazole)
- are breast-feeding
- are pregnant
- are taking certain medications that can increase the risk of a type of abnormal heart rhythm called torsades de pointes
- have low levels of potassium in your blood
- have severe kidney failure
- have severe liver impairment, including possible brain involvement
- have lactose or galactose intolerance or malabsorption