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Bendroflumethiazide Tablets

2.5mg, 5mg

£11.99£12.99

Bendroflumethiazide tablets belong to a group of medicines called thiazide diuretics (water tablets).

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Description

Bendroflumethiazide tablets belong to a group of medicines called thiazide diuretics (water tablets). They may be used to:

• reduce fluid retention (oedema) particularly in the heart, kidneys, liver or that caused by medication, by increasing the flow of urine.
• reduce high blood pressure alone or with other medication

Additional information

Pack Size

2.5mg, 5mg

Uses / Instructions

Take as directed by your doctor

Warnings

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Bendroflumethiazide tablets if you:

• have a heart problem such as prolonged QT intervals, severe heart disease or arrhythmias
• have heart failure with water retention, particularly if you are on a salt restricted diet
• have liver or kidney problems
• have magnesium deficiency

• are elderly

• have cirrhosis of the liver
• have hyperparathyroidism
• experience a decrease in vision or eye pain. These could be symptoms of fluid accumulation in the vascular layer of the eye (choroidal effusion) or an increase of pressure in your eye and can happen within hours to a week of taking Bendroflumethiazide tablets. This can lead to permanent vision loss, if not treated. If you earlier have had a penicillin or sulfonamide allergy, you can be at higher risk of developing this
• have experienced sensitivity to sunlight or artificial light (e.g. sun beds) when taking thiazides/thiazide-related diuretics
• have systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)
• have pancreatitis
• have had gout
• have diabetes. If you are taking insulin, your doctor may need to adjust your insulin dosage
• have high blood cholesterol

See patient information leaflet for more details.

Side Effects

Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any of these side effects:

Not Known (frequency cannot be estimated from the available data):

• increased blood sugar levels (if you are diabetic, you may need adjust your dose of insulin)
• headache, dizziness, pins and needles, drowsiness
• feeling faint on standing (postural hypotension), purple dots on the skin with fever, headache or weight loss (vasculitis)
• feeling or being sick, diarrhoea, constipation, stomach irritation, dry mouth, feeling thirsty
• sensitivity to sunlight or artificial light (e.g. sun beds)
• kidney stones, changes in the amount of urine
• inability to maintain an erection
• (shown in blood tests): increased triglycerides, increased cholesterol, low potassium levels (hypokalaemia) (which may cause an increase in the frequency and amount of urination, a feeling of general discomfort and illness, muscle weakness or cramp, dizziness, feeling or being sick and loss of appetite), low magnesium and sodium levels, high levels of calcium (hypercalcaemia), low levels of chloride ions with increased alkalinity in the body (hypochloraemic alkalosis), increase in uric acid (with or without gout)

See patient information leaflet for more details.

Ingredients

The active ingredient is Bendroflumethiazide .

For a list of other ingredients see the patient information leaflet of the pack you receive as different brands have different other ingredients.

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