What is Divret (Indapamide) used for?
Divret (Indapamide) is a diuretic medication used to treat edema caused by congestive heart failure. It operates by preventing sodium absorption in the kidneys to draw excess water out of the body to be eliminated through urination. This function may also make it useful for treating hypertension. Your physician may prescribe this medication to treat other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Divret (Indapamide)?
Follow your physician's instructions while using Divret (Indapamide) to get the most effective results from treatment. The normal dosage is one tablet taken in the morning to prevent sleep disturbance caused by increased urination, but your particular directions will depend on the condition being treated, your health, and the severity of your symptoms. The tablets should be swallowed whole and unaltered with a large glass of water and may be taken with or without food, but a meal or snack is recommended prior to use if you experience nausea. It is recommended to increase your fluid intake while undergoing treatment to prevent dehydration. Never split, crush, or chew the tablets before use to avoid destroying or altering the effects of their contents. Ask your physician or pharmacist any questions you have about the medication to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Divret (Indapamide)?
Side effects that may occur while using Divret (Indapamide) are:
More serious side effects that may occur while using this medication include drowsiness, faintness, dry mouth, nausea, vomiting, muscle pain, or an irregular heartbeat. Immediately inform your physician about any unusual symptoms you experience that are intense or worrying to make sure the correct alterations are made to your dosage or application frequency to prevent further problems. Immediate medical attention may also be required in more serious cases.
Do not use Divret (Indapamide) if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, allergic to sulphonamide medications, lactose intolerant, or have gout, decreased urine production, low potassium levels in the blood, Addison's disease, high calcium levels in the blood, severe kidney failure, or severe liver disease. Also disclose if you are elderly or have malnutrition, porphyrias, history of gout, heart disease, diabetes, systemic lupus, overproduction of aldosterone, liver cirrhosis, decreased liver function, or decreased kidney function. These conditions may require reduced dosages or other alterations to your regimen to prevent potential health problems from occurring.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Divret (Indapamide). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.