Indapamide is a diuretic medication that shows antihypertensive activity. This active component may react with the delayed rectifier potassium channels so as to block slow and rapid potassium currents through the channels. This process may reduce vascular hyperreactivity, peripheral and arterial vascular resistance due to inhibiting transmembrane ionic influx. It exerts its diuretic effect by inhibiting the reabsorption of sodium and chloride that promotes urinary excretion of water and electrolytes.
Class of Drugs – Water pill
Molecular Formula – C16H16ClN3O3S
Molecular Weight – 365.8 g/mol
Working: This given medication belongs to a class of drugs known as diuretics or water pills. Indapamide makes the body get rid of extra water and salt through the urine. It leads to the lowering of the swelling and lowered blood pressure.
Uses: This mentioned diuretic drug is approved for the treatment of high blood pressure. Indapamide is also indicated to reduce extra fluid in the body, the condition of edema caused by heart failure. Decreasing high blood pressure prevents strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. This drug works by causing more urine formation. This helps the body to get rid of extra salt and water. This can lessen symptoms like shortness of breath or swelling in the ankles or feet.
Popular Brands and Dosages: This active water pill component is used in a popular brand medicine as mentioned below:
- Lozol: 2.5 mg
Do not become overheated or dehydrated during exercise, in hot weather, or by not drinking enough fluids. Follow the instructions given by the doctor about the type and amount of liquids must be consumed while treating with this drug.