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INDAPAMIDE 2.5MG TABLETS

Active substance(s): INDAPAMIDE / INDAPAMIDE HEMIHYDRATE / INDAPAMIDE / INDAPAMIDE HEMIHYDRATE / INDAPAMIDE / INDAPAMIDE HEMIHYDRATE

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INDAPAMIDE TABLETS 2.5 mg
[Indapamide]
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start
taking this medicine because it contains
important information for you.
Ÿ Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
Ÿ If you have any further questions, ask your
doctor or pharmacist.
Ÿ This medicine has been prescribed for you only.
Do not pass it on to others. It may harm them,
even if their signs of illness are the same as
yours.
Ÿ If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or
pharmacist. This includes any possible side
effects not listed in this leaflet. See section 4.

1. What Indapamide Tablets are and
what they are used for
This medicine is an anti-hypertensive which is
used in the treatment of high blood pressure.
Indapamide is prescribed to treat high blood
pressure (hypertension). It can be used alone
or in combination with other medicines to treat
hypertension.

2. What you need to know before you
take Indapamide Tablets

Warnings and precautions
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking
Indapamide Tablets:
Ÿ If you are pregnant, breastfeeding or have liver
or kidney disease, consult your doctor before
taking your medicine. Do not take a higher dose
than prescribed.
Ÿ If you are taking thiazides or thiazide-related
diuretics as photosensitivity may occur.
Keep out of direct sunlight while taking this
medicine and for a few months after you have
finished taking it. This is because your skin will
become much more sensitive to the sun and may
burn, tingle or severely blister if you do not take the
following precautions:
• Make sure you use high factor sun cream
• Always wear a hat and clothes which cover
your arms and legs.
Indapamide may lower potassium levels and
your doctor may monitor this by means of blood
tests. This may happen in patients receiving

Please inform your doctor or pharmacist if you
suffer from gout. Indapamide may cause the
blood uric acid levels to increase when treatment
is commenced.
Other medicines and Indapamide Tablets

Ÿ

3. How to take Indapamide Tablets

Indapamide Tablets with food and drink
Indapamide Tablets should be swallowed with a
glass of water. It is advised that the tablet be taken
in the morning before breakfast.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
If you are pregnant, think you might be pregnant or a
planning a pregnancy, talk to your doctor before
taking this medicine.

Always take Indapamide exactly as your doctor
has told you. You should check with your
doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
The normal dosage is one tablet each day
which should be swallowed with a glass of
water. It is advised that the tablet be taken in
the morning before breakfast. Treatment for
high blood pressure is usually life-long.
Indapamide Tablets are not recommended
for use in children and adolescents
Elderly:
Only treat elderly patients who have normal
kidney function or slightly impaired function.
If you take more Indapamide Tablets than you
should
In the event of an overdose, contact your doctor
or nearest hospital casualty department
immediately.
Symptoms may include nausea, vomiting,
cramps, vertigo, confusion and muscle weakness.
If you forget to take Indapamide Tablets
If you forget to take one or more doses, take
another as soon as you remember and then go
on as prescribed.
Do not take a double dose to make up for a
forgotten dose.
If you stop taking Indapamide Tablets
If your treatment with Indapamide is stopped
for whatever reason, you should not experience
any withdrawal effects.
If you have any further questions on the use of
this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

5. How to store Indapamide Tablets
Keep out of the sight and reach of children.
Do not store above 25oC
If your doctor decides to stop the treatment,
return any tablets left over to the pharmacist.
Only keep them if your doctor tells you to.
Do not use Indapamide Tablets after the expiry
date which is stated on the label. The expiry date
refers to the last day of that month.
Do not use Indapamide Tablets if you notice
visible signs of deterioration.
Medicines should not be disposed of via waste
water or household waste. Ask your pharmacist
how to dispose of medicines no longer required.
These measures will help to protect the
environment.

6. Contents of the pack and other
information
What Indapamide Tablets contain
The active substance(s) is Indapamide BP/Ph.Eur.
Inactive ingredients: Lactose/Lactose
monohydrate, Maize starch,
Povidone (K-30),
Magnesium stearate,
Opaseal clear, Purified talc,
Calcium carbonate, Acacia,
Titanium dioxide, Sucrose,
Opaglos [600 P]
What Indapamide Tablets look like and contents
of the pack
Description:
White, biconvex, sugar coated tablet
Contents of pack: Blister pack.
7 tablets in a blister, 8 blisters in a carton.

4. Possible Side Effects
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side
effects, although not everybody gets them.
Indapamide used in normal doses may cause
unwanted effects in some people.
If you experience any of the following then
STOP taking the medicine and contact a
doctor immediately
• Allergic reactions may occur rarely, with
symptoms such as rash, itching, swelling of
the face, wheeziness, shortness of breath,
tightness in the chest, fever, low blood
pressure and feeling dizzy particularly when
standing up.
Other side effects include:
Ÿ Muscular weakness, pains or cramps
Ÿ Nausea, loss of appetite, vomiting, diarrhoea/
constipation, dry mouth, abdominal pain
Ÿ Headaches
Ÿ Severe skin rashes
Ÿ Reduction in the blood level of potassium,
sodium, and calcium measured by a blood
test with your doctor

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This leaflet was last revised in 05/2017

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Do not take Indapamide Tablets if you:
Are allergic (hypersensitive) to Indapamide or
any of the other ingredients of Indapamide
Tablets (listed in section 6)
Ÿ Suffer with severe liver or kidney problems
Ÿ Suffer with not enough potassium in your blood
(Hypokalaemia)
Ÿ Are a child.
If you think any of these situations may apply to
you, or you have any questions or doubts about
taking your medicine, you should consult your
doctor or pharmacist.
Ÿ

Blood calcium levels may need to be monitored
in those patients suffering from overactivity of the
parathyroid gland.

Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking,
have recently taken or might take any other
medicines, in particular any of the following:
Ÿ Medicines used for heart rhythm problems (e.g.
quinidine, hydroquinidine, disopyramide,
flecainide, amiodarone, sotalol, ibutilide,
dofetilide, digitalis)
Ÿ Medicines used to treat mental disorders such
as depression, anxiety, schizophrenia (e.g.
tricyclic antidepressants, antipsychotic drugs,
neuroleptics)
Ÿ Bepridil (used to treat angina pectoris, a
condition causing chest pain)
Ÿ Cisapride (used to treat reduced movement of
the gullet and stomach)
Ÿ Diphemanil (used to treat gastro-intestinal
problems such as ulcers, too much acid,
overactive digestive system)
Ÿ Sparfloxacin, moxifloxacin (antibiotics used to
treat infections)
Ÿ Halofantrine (antiparasitic drug used to treat
certain types of malaria)
Ÿ Pentamidine (used to treat certain types of
pneumonia)
Ÿ Mizolastine (used to treat allergic reactions,
such as hay fever)
Ÿ Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for pain
relief (e.g. ibuprofen) or high doses of
acetylsalicylic acid
Ÿ Angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE)
inhibitors (used to treat high blood pressure and
heart failure)
Ÿ Oral corticosteroids used to treat various
conditions including severe asthma and
rheumatoid arthritis
Ÿ Stimulant laxatives
Ÿ Baclofen (to treat muscle stiffness occurring in
diseases such as multiple sclerosis)
Ÿ Potassium-sparing diuretics (amiloride,
spironolactone, triamterene)
Ÿ Metformin (to treat diabetes)
Ÿ Iodinated contrast media (used for tests
involving X-rays)
Ÿ Calcium tablets or other calcium supplements
Ÿ Ciclosporin, tacrolimus or other medicines to
depress the immune system after organ
transplantation, to treat autoimmune diseases,
or severe rheumatic or dermatological diseases
Ÿ Tetracosactide (to treat Crohn's disease).

Increased levels of glucose, uric acid or liver
enzymes
Ÿ Palpitations and other changes in the heart
rhythms
Ÿ Increased sensitivity to sunlight
Ÿ Sexual inhibition in men
Ÿ
Sudden onset of reversible short sightedness
and other visual disturbances
Ÿ
Signs of reduced kidney function
Ÿ
Changes in the blood
Ÿ
Weight loss
Ÿ
Signs of reduced liver function
Ÿ
Hepatitis
Ÿ
Abnormal ECG heart tracing
Ÿ Life threatening irregular heart beat (Torsade de
Pointes)
Ÿ
Increased levels of liver enzymes.
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or
pharmacist. This includes any possible side
effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also
report side effects directly via the Yellow Card
Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard
By reporting side effects you can help provide
more information on the safety of this medicine.

You should not breast-feed while taking this
medicine.
Driving and using machines
This medicine can cause side effects such as
dizziness or tiredness due to lowering of the
blood pressure (see section 4). These side
effects are more likely to occur after initiation
of the treatment and after dose increases.
If this occurs, you should refrain from driving
and other activities requiring alertness. However,
under good control, these side effects are unlikely
to occur.
Indapamide Tablets contain Lactose
If you have been told by your doctor that you
have an intolerance to some sugars, contact
your doctor before taking this medicine.

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What is in this leaflet:
1. What Indapamide Tablets are and what they
are used for
2. What you need to know before you take
Indapamide Tablets
3. How to take Indapamide Tablets
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Indapamide Tablets
6. Contents of the pack and other information

multiple treatment or in the elderly, or in those
suffering from cirrhosis of the liver, with fluid
retention, or from prolonged or severe diarrhoea,
or hyperaldosteronism (over production of a
hormone that controls sodium and potassium
levels in the blood).

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