Bendroflumethiazide is generally given to people who need treatment for lowering the blood pressure (they have got hypertension) and reduce amount of water in the body (having oedema of the liver, heart, and kidneys).
Bendroflumethiazide is the diuretic tablets and many people refer it as the ‘water tablets’. They will make your kidneys make more urine & it helps to remove excess water from the body. Bendroflumethiazide also comes as 2.5 mg & 5 mg doses. These tablets are available under brand names of Neo-Naclex.
How to Take Bendroflumethiazide?
When you’re prescribed Bendroflumethiazide tablet, your GP may explain to you how many times you need to take the tablets. It’s very important you listen and follow your physician advice very carefully and you attend the regular check-ups for monitoring the blood pressure. Generally, Bendroflumethiazide can be taken in morning, in order to avoid any frequent urination during night. Swallow the tablets whole with one glass of water.
Your physician will determine which dosage is good for you. The normal dosage of Bendroflumethiazide for treatment of the blood pressure is 2.5 mg daily. Which precise dosage you need depends on the blood pressure, in a way you react to this treatment or other medications that you are having. Combination medications like Prestim have Bendroflumethiazide and beta blocker, decreasing amount of the tablets that you have to take in one day. The elderly patients & patients with the impaired kidney function will be prescribed the lower dosage. You need to note down, product packaging will differ.
During the long term Bendroflumethiazide treatment, your doctor will carry out urine or blood tests to monitor the blood levels of some chemicals and kidney function.
Can I use Bendroflumethiazide?
Bendroflumethiazide isn’t for the people having allergy to thiazides and other products in a tablet (, lactose), or women who’re pregnant and breastfeeding. State of your liver and kidney function is quite important when you are taking this drug–in case impairment is very severe, then don’t take it; in case impairment is mild and moderate, then you need to consult the doctor before you take this. You might need to have the regular tests for checking your liver and kidney function.
Besides, don’t take Bendroflumethiazide medicine if you are having high blood levels, low blood potassium or sodium levels, gout causing very painful joints in hands and feet, or Addison’s.