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i have been on candestarten for a few years now gradually being increased to 36 mg with no problems .My doctor felt that my readings were still highish top figure averaging 150 so has started me on indapamide 2.5..i have started getting a headache on and off,could this be a side effect ?

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    I did find these side effects of indapamide :

    Dizziness or headache may occur. If any of these effects last or get worse, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

    You may want to look into the benefits of increasing fresh vegetables in the diet and vitamin C.

    I try to eat a large salad every day. For a dressing I add catsup and a little hot sauce. Then a lot of olive oil. I have powdered vitamin C and add 1000mg to my morning water EVERY day. Don't skip a day or you can catch a cold easier. Vitamin C helps keep arteries soft and pliable, naturally reducing blood pressure problems. I also take Cholestoff to reduce my cholesterol numbers.

    Drink lots of filtered water every day. Try to reduce stress, if possible.

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    hi, my bp is through the roof rightnow iv tried a few things and indapamide was one. its a durectic so was to control water retention, was supposed to be short term but stayed on it about 2 yrs, a routine blood test showed i had low pattassium caused by indapamide it could be causing your headaches if u were okb4 taking it.

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    Hello there.Indapamide......Well i had been on indapamide for about three years without any problems. Anual blood test to check potasium and sodium levels, untill the last one where doc increased the frequency to six monthly.Unfortunately, i didn't make it as far as the next test. I'm still not sure quite what happened, but one night my wife woke up aat 4am feeling something was wrong and couldn't rouse me so put the light find the pillowss covered in blood (i had bitten my tongue badly) unconscious, not breathing.

    So 999 call (we live in a rather remote place) call handler got the details and Wife started CPR under instructions from handler having got me from bed to floor (6ft 6in -198lbs). ....somehow ! Fire engine with two paramedics arrived first....i'm still unconcious on the floor (naked) and took over, and a little later ambulance.

    Three days in hospital, two of them semi conscius on drip and suplemental oxygen.

    CT scan, also while unconscoius, which was a shame as i would have been facinated .

    I have had no explanation and now due to lockdown, i'm unlikely to get one face to face. When i left the Hospital, i asked if someone could tell me what had happened, and was told : You have had a Very, VERY close shave.....severe Hyponatremia & severe HypoKalemia. As you might imagine , it was quite a push to "try something else " !

    Only symptoms i had the day before was a slight stale taste in my mouth, hiccups, and a feeling that tiny segments of my day were missing from my memory.

    Don't kid yourself the stuff must be safe enough, it may not be. Google search Indapamide- hypokalemia- hyponatremia ,you will see i am not alone, and get a blood matter what the objections.

    My wife had been away for two days before, and i was due to put her on a train in another five hours to be away again .....for a week. Oh, and no drivers licence for six months.....really handy. Best wishes.

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