My doctor gave me indapamide a week ago but I am afraid to take it. I am an overweight woman of 65 and have had a kidney infection several years ago and I don't drink enough fluids I get dehydrated. I have not been eating healthy no fruit or veg or lean meat mainly processed junk, however I had a wake up call this week and am trying to change my eating habits and cutting out junk food and eating more fruit and veg and going for brisk walks everyday as I have been living a sedentary lifestyle for too long. I also suffer with bladder weakness, constipation and due to my weight get terribly breathless quickly so is this drug safe for me?