If your blood pressure cannot be controlled with indapamide, alternatives to the medication are available, such as diet changes or other medications. Common alternatives to indapamide for treating water retention may include limiting your salt and fluid intake or trying other diuretics. Indapamide alternatives should be considered if side effects occur or if the drug doesn't completely control your condition.
Indapamide (Lozol®) is a prescription medicine used for controlling high blood pressure or dealing with fluid retention. For most people, indapamide is effective in treating their condition and most people tolerate it well. However, as with all medicines, side effects can occur or the medicine may not completely control their conditions. Fortunately, there are several alternatives to indapamide for high blood pressure or water retention.
There are many alternatives to indapamide for controlling high blood pressure (hypertension), including:
- Losing weight
- Limiting your salt intake
- Becoming more physically active
- Drinking less alcohol
- Changing your diet (including more fruits and vegetables)
- Taking other medications (see High Blood Pressure Medication for more information).
(You can also read more about the treatment options for high blood pressure by clicking on High Blood Pressure Treatment.)