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This medication is used for lowering blood pressure in hypertensive (increased blood pressure) patients and for treating edema (excess fluid in the body) associated with heart disease. It can also be used to treat Nephrotic Syndrome.

Patients administered with this medicine may experience anorexia (eating disorder characterized by abnormally low body weight) and epigastric distress (pain right below ribs, in the upper abdomen (stomach area).

This medicine is contraindicated in patients suffering from renal (kidney) decompensation and anuria (non-passage of urine).

This medicine should be taken with food.
  • Take with meals.
  • Change position slowly.
  • Include potassium rich foods in diet such as bananas and orange juice.
  • If you have diabetes, check blood sugar level regularly and inform prescriber about changes.
Hypertension

This medicine is used in the treatment of hypertension (raised blood pressure) and diabetic nephropathy (kidney disease caused by diabetes) in type II diabetes mellitus (high blood sugar level).

Patients administered with this medication may experience dizziness (feeling of being sleepy), diarrhea (frequent watery stools), liver function abnormalities, myalgia (muscle pain), migraine, urticaria (red itchy bumps on skin), pruritis rash (pus-filled rash). Rarely, anaphylactic reaction (life threatening allergic reaction), angioedema (swelling under skin surface), hepatitis (inflammation of liver), cough, anemia (lack of red blood cells), hypotension (low blood pressure), renal (kidney) impairment, and increased blood urea; creatinine; potassium.

This medicine is contraindicated in patients of renal artery stenosis (narrowing) and severe hepatic (liver) impairment.

  • Take with or without meals. Preferably, it should be taken on an empty stomach 1 hour before or 2 hours after meals.
  • Contact prescriber if there is prolonged diarrhea (watery stools), nausea or vomiting, chest pain, palpitations (feeling of having a fast heart beat), unrelieved headache, back pain, muscle pain, weakness, swelling of face/mouth/tongue throat etc.
  • Do not take potassium supplements or salt substitutes without consulting prescriber.
  • Avoid exercising in hot weather, avoid excessive intake of alcohol.
  • Change position slowly when climbing stairs and from lying or sitting to standing position.
Hypertension
It is a diuretic which helps to lower the blood pressure by removing extra water and certain electrolytes from your body. It also relaxes the blood vessels and improves blood flow. It is also used to treat excessive accumulation of fluid in the body.
No. This medicine is a derivative of chlorothiazide.
No this drug is safe to use in kidneys. Consult your doctor if you have any kidney disease, he will alter the dosage of this medicine accordingly.
It advised to take this medicine with breakfast in the morning to avoid excessive urination at night.
Yes, you may use this drug in pregnancy but with your doctor’s advice.
No, this medicine is not recommended for use during lactation.
This medicine increases blood glucose levels in patients with diabetes. It is therefore advised to use this drug cautiously and upon doctor’s advice only. Regular glucose monitoring is necessary with the use of this drug.
This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from any liver disease. If you experience any symptoms of jaundice please consult your doctor.
It works by blocking a substance in the body that causes blood vessels to tighten, hence, lowering blood pressure.
Please store this medicine at room temperature (18-25 Celsius). Keep medicine away from excessive light, moisture, and children. Please do not flush medicines down the toilet. Please read the leaflet provided with the medicine for further storage guidance.
The recommended dosage for adults is 50mg once daily.
This medication can not be given to children under 6 years of age.
This medicine mostly used orally (through mouth). The dosage is dependent on the severity of the condition and response to treatment. Not recommended for children.
This medicine takes approximately 6 hours to reach peak action.
It is recommended to take this medication in the morning and preferably at the same time each day.
This medication is contraindicated in pregnancy.
This medication is recommended in lactating females. 
Please avoid driving when taking this medicine as it may affect your ability to drive.
Please avoid consuming alcohol when taking this medicine.
Avoid this medicine in severe renal (kidney) disease. Patients suffering from gout (painful joints), diabetes (raised blood sugar level), and moderate to high cholesterol concentration should stay cautious.
This medicine is contraindicated in pregnanct females. 
This medicine contraindicated in lactating females. 
Please avoid driving when taking this medicine as it may affect your ability to drive.
Please avoid consuming alcohol when taking this medicine.
Patients of renal (kidney) impairment, hepatic (liver) impairment, intravascular volume depletion, renal artery stenosis (narrowing), kidney transplantation, primary aldosteronism (hormonal disorder that leads to high blood pressure), severe heart failure, aortic stenosis (narrowing), arrhythmias (abnormal rate and rhythm of heartbeat), cardiomyopathy (heart muscle weakness), and with a history of angioedema (severe swelling under skin surface) should stay cautious. Monitor serum potassium level in elderly and patients of renal (kidney) impairment.

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Dawaai's intention is to make sure that it's consumers get information that is accurate, reviewed by an expert and error-free. However, the information mentioned here should not be used as a replacement for the advice of a qualified physician. The information given here is for informational purposes only, which may not cover all possible precautions, side effects, contraindications or drug interactions. Consult your doctor and discuss your queries related to any medicine or disease.

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