Bendroflumethiazide Tablets 2.5mg
Bendroflumethiazide belongs to a group of medicines called diuretics (water tablets) which increase urine production.
Bendroflumethiazide Tablets BP are used to treat high blood pressure and fluid retention (oedema) associated with kidney, liver or heart problems and pre-menstrual syndrome.
The usual starting dose for adults with fluid retention is 5-10mg daily in the morning, followed by 2.5 - 5mg on only two or three days in the week.
The usual dose for adults with pre-menstrual syndrome is 2.5mg each morning for seven days before the period is due. The usual dose for adults with high blood pressure is 2.5mg in the morning.
Dosage will be reduced for children.
Your doctor will decide which dose is best for you. Always follow your doctor's instructions completely. Also follow any instructions or warnings which appear on the label which the pharmacist has put on the pack. If you do not understand, or are in any doubt, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Unless told otherwise, take your tablets with water.
You should take your medicine for as long as your doctor tells you to. If you forget to take a dose, take another as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, then do not take the missed dose at all. Never double the next dose to make up for the one missed. Do not stop taking the medicine without talking to your doctor first.
If you accidentally take too many tablets you should contact your doctor, pharmacist or nearest hospital casualty department immediately. Take this leaflet and any tablets you have left to show the doctor or pharmacist.
Bendroflumethiazide Tablets BP contain the active ingredient Bendroflumethiazide BP.
Other ingredients in your tablets are lactose, pregelatinised maize starch, maize starch, purified talc and magnesium stearate.
Like many medicines, Bendroflumethiazide Tablets BP may cause side-effects in some patients, particularly when you first start taking them. The side-effects that some other patients have had with Bendroflumethiazide Tablets BP can be due to change in the levels of potassium and other salts in the blood. Symptoms can include feeling sick or being sick, loss of appetite, feeling dizzy or light-headed (particularly on standing up), feeling weak, tired, drowsy or sleepy, confusion or muscle cramps.
Other side-effects include impotence and the blood level of uric acid (which can cause gout) may increase. If you have diabetes, your condition may get worse. If you get a skin rash or itchy skin or your skin is more sensitive to sunlight than it is normally this may be an allergic reaction, in which case you should stop taking the tablets and tell your doctor.
Very rare problems include inflammation of the pancreas, severe allergic reactions, fits, jaundice, (skin and whites of eyes turn yellow) and blood problems.
If you experience any other side effects or feel that the medicine is affecting you badly, tell your doctor or pharmacist.
You should not take Bendroflumethiazide Tablets BP if:-
???? You have ever had a reaction to or been told that you are allergic to bendroflumethiazide, other thiazide diuretics or another sulphonamide-derived medicine (this includes sulphonamide antibiotics and acetazolamide, used to treat glaucoma) or any of the other ingredients in the tablets. Check by reading the list of ingredients above.
???? You have high levels of calcium in your blood (hypercalcaemia).
???? You have severe liver or kidney problems or you are unable to pass water (urine) at all.
???? You have Addison's disease (underactive adrenal glands).
???? You are also taking lithium carbonate.
Please tell your doctor before you take your tablets if any of the following apply to you:
???? You are pregnant or breast-feeding or wish to become pregnant or start breast-feeding whilst taking this medicine.
???? You have any kidney or liver problems.
???? You are diabetic or suffer from gout.
???? You have a condition known as lupus erythematosus.
???? You have porphyria.
???? You have severe asthma and are taking medicines called beta-agonists; these include salbutamol, terbutaline,
formoterol and salmeterol.
Taking another medicine while you are taking bendroflumethiazide tablets can affect how it or the other medicine works. Make sure that your doctor knows what other medicines you are taking. Do not take any other medicines while you are taking bendroflumethiazide tablets unless you have told your doctor or pharmacist and asked their advice. This includes medicines you may have bought yourself.
Examples of medicines that can affect Bendroflumethiazide Tablets BP are:-
???? Medicines used to treat high blood pressure including ACE inhibitors, angiotensin-II antagonists, alpha blockers, beta-blockers, and calcium channel blockers.
???? Medicines used for heart problems including amiodarone, digoxin, digitoxin, disopyramide, flecainide, lidocaine, mexilitine, quinidine, and sotalol.
???? Medicines taken for depression including tricyclic antidepressants, monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) and reboxetine.
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