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:
• High blood pressure (hypertension). It may be used on its own or in combination with other medicines for high blood pressure.
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.
Uses / Instructions
Take ONE daily or as directed by your GP
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking indapamide if you:
• suffer from gout or have diabetes
• have kidney problems
• have heart rhythm problems
• have liver problems
• experience a decrease in vision or eye pain
These could be symptoms of fluid accumulation in the vascular layer of the eye (choroidal effusion) or an increase
of pressure in your eye and can happen within hours to weeks of taking indapamide. This can lead to permanent
vision loss, if not treated. If you earlier have had a penicillin or sulfonamide allergy, you can be at higher risk of
• have muscle disorders including muscle pain, tenderness, weakness or cramps
• need to have a test to check how well your parathyroid gland is working
Common (may affect up to 1 in 10 people):
• Red raised skin rash;
• Allergic reactions, mainly dermatological, such as skin rashes in patients with a predisposition to allergic and asthmatic reactions.
Uncommon (may affect less than 1 in 100 people):
• Being sick (vomiting);
• Red pinpoints on skin (purpura)
See patient information leaflet for a full list of side effects.
The active ingredient is Indapamide.
For a list of other ingredients please see the patient information leaflet of the pack you receive as different generic brands may have different other ingredients.