Medication change to Indapamide .Any thoughts please

Posted , 6 users are following.

Greetings to all.

After suffering from some challenging side effects of Amniodipine my GP has just conscientiously changed my medication to Indapamide.for blood pressure control.

Have any users of this medication found it effective and are there any dramatic side effects that they have experienced?

Thank you.

i do appreciate that individuals respond to medication differently.

0 likes, 15 replies

Report / Delete

15 Replies

  • Posted

    Hello kitekato,

    I am on Indapamide for the control of blood presssure along with Losartan and Doxazosin.  Doxasozin and Losartan at night and Doxazosin and Indapamide in the morning.  So far, it is going well after 6 months of being on this mix.  I don't find it makes me need the loo too much more than I did already.  My BP is holding in the 130s over 50s/60s for much of the time at the moment.  It goes up with stress but the medical profession don't seem to think that it should change through stress and upheaval.  I've had a running battle for the past 12 years but I think I am OK for the moment.   Give it a chance.  Godod luck.

    Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    Hi 1976Anette,

    sincere thanks for your response.really appreciate this.😊.yes it was only afterwards that I realised that it is a my case volume has increased more than frequency!(Excuse the graphic detail!)

    my Gp has indicated that he may have to add another medication .

    In your case may I ask if the other anti hypertensive orientated medicines were added in Initially or latterly.

    I am pleased that your blood pressure has settled to a decent level.

    thanks again.

    Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    I was on Doxazosin and Ramapril first with a diuretic which I can't remember the name of.  I think it started with an F.  Then she changed it to Losartan instead of Ramipril and changed the water tablet to the one I am on now.  Yes, it was a nuisance in the beginning butit seems to have evened out now so stick with it.
    Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    Thank yo both so much.

    i have been taking this medication for about three weeks.

    no major issues and certainly no fatigue.

    i have sadly developed dry sore eyes and I am having to use moisturising drops at least 4 times daily.

    did either of you experience dry eyes?

    its the red sclera that I do not all.

    i shall see how I go.

    i am loath to ask my GP to change my anti hypertensive medication again..but the discomfort can be unforgiving regarding my eyes.


    Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted


    I have just come across your post and wondered how's you are getting on with indapamide? I have been Taken off ramapril and put on this drug due to suffering odema, I am taking 2.5 mg and hoped for some advice?

    Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    Greetings Hails 63112.

    i hope your functionality is good with this drug.

    to be perfectly honest I am having difficulties in having an anti hypertensive medication without any harsh side effects.

    indapamide was fabulous at keeping my blood pressure within normal values,however it dried my eyes too much to the point where I was using artificial tears at least 10 times a day to lubricate them.they also looked sore and the sclera red the end we all realised that it was an allergic reaction that I was trying to overcome.

    so sadly I came off it.

    i guess the diuretic qualities if this medication did not suit me.

    good luck I know it works well for many people.

    kind regards.

    Report / Delete Reply
    • Posted

      Hi Kitekato, I have just come across your post  and am quite  relieved/excited that at last, I may have found the reason for my eyes. I had never thought that the Indapamide that I have taken for so long now, could be the cause, but having not found a solution or anything that helps the daily annoyance and uncomfortable feeling in my eyes. I am hoping that at last this is the answer !! Sorry its a long time since you wrote this but can I ask ..... Did you find your eyes inmproved once you stopped taking the tablets ?  
      Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    hi i just came on amniodipine and my doctor changed it to indapamide 2.5 so im in same situation as you saying with my first table i soon after developed heartburn dont no if its any reaction to the tablet i also take perindipol 8mg do let me no how you get on the only other thing is my eyes are abit tiredsome smile
    Report / Delete Reply
    • Posted

      Dear ros and Sue,

      new year greetings to you both!

      yes indeed Ros within days of stopping the indapamide my eyes returned to normality.

      my quality of life was compromised greatly and also the ability to blink begun to be painful.

      so yes free at last!

      My kind GP is trying me on another tablet for now as my blood pressure is moderately hypertensive.

      the new tablets appear to be ok...for now yet I am again getting the sore dry feeling.

      I shall persevere for a short while though as the soreness I not accompanied by a robustly red sclera ,and understandably my body does need time to adjust and try and work its this medication.

      unfortuntely as you both know many of the anti hypertensive medications have challenging side effects that some people are not affected by.

      some people can cope with the effects ...I cannot cope with sore painful eyes though.

      please let me know how you both get on.

      finally yes Sue some of the medicines can give heartburn.

      have you herd of kolanticon gel...available ove the counter now,it's a very effective antacid,antispasmodic medicines that's far more effective than the usual gaviscon and milk of mgnesia.

      i always have some in the cupboard for emergencies.

      kind regards😊🍃🍂



      Report / Delete Reply
    • Posted


      Thank You so much for your  quick reply. As my BP seems under control at the moment, I am  going to stop taking them tonight and see if  my eyes  start to improve !   I really do hope so,  as like you I find it so uncomfortable and difficult to cope with.

      I'll then return to my GP for his advice re meds.

      Thank you again  for your help and I will report my progress !.

      Best Wishes

      Kind Regards

      Ros  rolleyes x

      Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    Dear Halls6312...

    appogies just saw your posting.

    i did not get on well with idiapamide,although it did impact well on reducing my blood pressure.

    my eyes were too sore and uncomfortable for me to bear....also the bright red sclera of my eyes looked quite intimidating.

    my eyes returned to normal after coming off them.

    i am still pursuing with my goals help a medications n that my body can cope with.

    kind regards

    hope you ok with this tablet.


    Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    Ros 2015 I was on the tube station platform when I quickly responded to your posting ,so humble apologies for the spelling errors,

    i had to rush to the adjacent platform to catch my overground train!

    I sincerely  hope you get some relief.

    i am sure you will.

    please do see your Gp immediately regarding your BP and if you need something you have mild hypertension then?

    The new tablets that I am currently on varies from 1mg dose to 30 mg.

    it's a slow release variant so I am hoping that my body and sensitive eyes can adjust without reacting.

    I aim  to not increase above 1mg as you can well imagine!

    enjoy your weekend.

    kind regards


    Report / Delete Reply
    • Posted

      No problem, I would never have known !  I had borderline hypertension and  fluid retention in my ankles when Indapamide were first prescribed. Since then I have lost 3stone in weight so both have improved, but have just carried on taking them as you do.... Have moved home, as well, so have a new GP now. Will  have to make an appointment soon to see if I need to have an alternative or not.

      Hope your new medication works out for you

      Best Wishes

      Ros  biggrin 

      Report / Delete Reply
    • Posted

      Thanks Ros.

      i had to stop the was too debilitating for me.

      wishing you a peaceful and healing Easter.

      kind regards


      Report / Delete Reply

Join this discussion or start a new one?

New discussion Reply

Report or request deletion

Thanks for your help!

We want the forums to be a useful resource for our users but it is important to remember that the forums are not moderated or reviewed by doctors and so you should not rely on opinions or advice given by other users in respect of any healthcare matters. Always speak to your doctor before acting and in cases of emergency seek appropriate medical assistance immediately. Use of the forums is subject to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and steps will be taken to remove posts identified as being in breach of those terms.

newnav-down newnav-up