Indapamide tablets are available in 1.25 mg or 2 mg doses. If Indapamide is being used to reduce your blood pressure, generally, you will start to take these tablets at a daily dose of 1.25 mg, which your doctor may increase to a maximum of 5 mg a day.
As Indapamide is a diuretic, it can also be used to encourage fluid loss. If you are taking Indapamide for this purpose, generally, you will begin with 2.5 mg per day, increasing to 5 mg per day if needed.
What should I do if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose of Indapamide you should take it as soon as possible unless you are within 12 hours of your next dose. It is better to miss a dose completely than to take too much Indapamide, which can have dangerous side effects.
How to take Indapamide
Indapamide is usually administered once a day – preferably in the morning. You must swallow the tablets whole with a glass of water, with or without food. Do not crush, break or chew the tablets as this can prevent them from working.
If you have difficulty swallowing the tablet, speak with your doctor for advice. It is important not to take the medication at night or too late in the day (after 4pm) as the increased inclination to urinate may disturb your sleep.
What should I do if I take too much Indapamide?
Taking an extra dose of Indapamide by accident is unlikely to cause any serious harm. Symptoms of Indapamide overdose may include:
- Feeling dehydrated
- Feeling faint/dizzy/sleepy
- Muscle cramps
Contact your doctor if you think you may have overdosed on Indapamide.