1. What is and what it is used for?
Indapamide is an oral antihypertensive agent. The pharmacological effects of indapamide in the treatment of hypertension include a reduction in cardiac hypertrophy and a reduction in the thickening of arterial walls. Indelix® SR is indicated in the treatment of essential hypertension. It is effective in treating hypertension in patients with renal function impairment, although its diuretic effect is reduced. Indelix® SR is also indicated for the treatment of salt and fluid retention associated with congestive heart failure.
2. Before you take Indelix® SR?
Do not take this medicine and tell your doctor if:
This drug must not be taken in the conditions: Known allergy to this drug or to sulphonamides, Renal failure, Severe liver disease, Hypokalemia (abnormal decline in plasma potassium levels). Do not take this medicine if the above applies to you. If you are not sure, talk to your doctor before taking Indelix® SR.
Take special care with Indelix® SR
The drug should be used cautiously in disturbed water/ electrolyte balance, diabetes, gout and kidney problems. Monitoring of potassium and uric acid serum levels is also recommended.
Taking other medicines
Other Antihypertensive: No adverse reactions occur in combination with other antihypertensive drugs.
Norepinephrine: Indapamide do not affect the effectiveness of norepinephrine.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
There is no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women and so indapamide is not recommended. Mothers taking indapamide should not breast feed.
3. How to take Indelix® SR?
1 tablet daily, preferably in the morning. In more severe cases, Indelix® SR can be combined with other categories of antihypertensive agents.
If you take more Indelix® SR than you should
In humans, experience with intentional overdosage of Indapamide is limited. If massive overdosage occurs, active cardiac and respiratory monitoring should be instituted.
If you forget to take Indelix® SR
If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember it. However, if it is nearly time for the next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose
If you stop taking Indelix® SR
Do not stop taking this medicine without talking to your doctor. You should not stop taking Indelix SR just because you feel better. This is because the problem may come back or get worse again.
If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, Indelix SR can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Side effects include dizziness, headache, anorexia, nausea, vomiting, constipation, diarrhea and postural hypotension. Electrolyte imbalances include hypochloremic alkalosis, hyponatremia, hypokalemia and hyperuricemia; hypersensitivity reactions which include skin rashes, cholestatic jaundice and blood dyscrasias including thrombocytopenia, leucopenia, aplastic anemia.
Tell your doctor if any of the side effects gets serious or lasts longer than a few days, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet
5. How to store Indelix® SR?
Keep in a cool and dry place. Protect from light.