Indapamide is a diuretic (‘water tablet’) which is chemically related to the Thiazide diuretics (e.g. Bendroflumethiazide and Chorthalidone). It is used in the treatment of high blood pressure.
Indapamide is thought to cause less metabolic disturbance and may have less of a tendency to aggravate diabetes.
Yes, a recent study reported in the Journal of hypertension compared the antihypertensive effect of 1.5 mg of indapamide SR with Candesartan (8mg) and Amlodipine (5mg). Indapamide was found to have similar efficacy to the other agents.
Dose in hypertension - 1 tablet daily, taken in the morning.
Dr Nishan Wijenaike