On Indapamide 2.5 mgs for 2 wks also got diverticulitis Tablets making me constipated - anyone else

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Hi, I'm on Indapamide 2.5 mgs for high blood pressure for 2 weeks. The tablets are making me constipated and straining has now made weeing painful. I have managed to get the painful weeing under some sort of control but I'm more concerned with the constipation as I have diverticulitis which has been fine for a long while. I'm drinking at least 3 pints of water everyday and I've been eating All Bran the last week and today at long last it is working but now I've got diarrhoea-like stools !!Anyone else having this problem and will it all settle down in time.

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    I took Indapamide 2.5 for 25yrs. although I understand about the constipation your reaction ie. what you have done has probably upset your.bowel. give it time and it will settle. not too much fibre. porridge for breakfast should do it. took mine a week to settle. bowels are delicate things. I now take a couple of prunes each morning and no constipation.

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      Thanks for replying Sylvia, a relief to know that it will sort itself out eventually.

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    Carol the constipation will settle - I agree with Sylvia that you have probably upset your bowel - I have diverticulitus as well so I eat porridge with prunes or blueberries most mornings and this solves the constipation problem for me - consultant told me that some people with diverticulitis find all bran too irritating for their digestive system - hope you get sorted soon.


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    A side effect for a lot of blood pressure pills is constipation. The painful urination is concerning though I would definitely make an appointment with the doctor and tell them everything from the diarrhea like stools and constipation to the painful weeing as you may need to be prescribed different pills.

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