Indapemide and calcium

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I have just been prescribed Indapemide SR 1.5 tablets (Natrilix). When I read the leaflet it said there could be a problem if taking with calcium. I am on a prescribed vitamin D and calcium tablet. I arranged a phone call and got a different doctor who airily dismissed my query and said not to worry and to take both. Is anyone else taking both or received advice on this. Many thanks.

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    I came across this problem the other day whilst searching the net for info about contra indications about BP meds and herbal/'natural' supplements.  I take Lisinopril. 

    There is a very useful article on the NHS Choices website called 'Effects of supplements on medicines 'dangerous' ' published in 2012.  At the bottom of the article is a link to a scientific paper which was published in the International Journal of Clinical Practice in 2012.

    I also came across a book which lists all prescribed drugs and their interactions with supplements.  Indapemide was listed as having 'depletion or interference' from Calcium and Vitamin D, also lithium, potassium and sodium.

    If you send me a private message via message box, I will give you the weblinks.

    The forum rules and regs do not permit me to include weblinks, etc.  


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    I am a coeliac so should be taking calcium with vit D but when I started taking calcium recently (with Verapamil, Amiloride and a couple of others I don't remember) I had quite a strong reaction so I stopped. Everyone is different and reacts differently from drugs. The only way you will find out if the calcium/vit D tablets suit you is to try them and see if you experience a reaction. If you still feel unssure why not try to see the original doctor again because they will know your history and needs. Needless to say, I am not a medical expert, I am only talking about my own reactions.
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