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Indapamide is a non-thiazide sulphonamide diuretic drug marketed by Servier, generally used in the treatment of hypertension and edema caused by congestive heart failure. Indapamide is marketed as Natrilix SR (sustained release). Combination preparations with perindopril (an ACE inhibitor antihypertensive) are also available.
Form and composition
Each sustained-release coated tablet contains 1.5 mg of 1-(4-chloro-3-sulfamyl-benzamido)-2-methylindoline (or indapamide hemihydrate).
Dosage and administration
One tablet daily.
There is insufficient safety data to recommend indapamide use in pregnancy or breastfeeding.
Caution is advised in the combination of indapamide with lithium and nonantiarrhythmic drugs causing wave burst arrhythmia (astemizole, bepridil, IV erythromycin, halofantrine, pentamidine, sultopride, terfenadine, vincamine).
Monitoring of potassium and uric acid serum levels is recommended, especially in subjects with a predisposition or a sensitivity to hypokalemia and in patients with gout.
Symptoms of overdosage would be those associated with a diuretic effect: electrolyte disturbances, hypotension, and muscular weakness. Treatment should be symptomatic, directed at correcting the electrolyte abnormalities.
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