For those who are first beginning high blood pressure treatment with indapamide, dosing generally starts at 1.25 mg once daily. The recommended starting dosage for the treatment of fluid retention is 2.5 mg once a day. Once you start the medication, your healthcare provider may adjust your indapamide dose as needed (if side effects occur or if your condition is not controlled with your existing dosage).
The dose of indapamide (Lozol®) that your healthcare provider recommends will vary depending on a number of factors, including:
- Other medical conditions you may have
- Other medications you may currently be taking
- How you respond to indapamide.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
Indapamide Dosing for High Blood Pressure
The recommended starting indapamide dose for high blood pressure is 1.25 mg once daily. Based on the initial blood pressure response and/or side effects of indapamide, your healthcare provider may increase (or decrease) your dose if necessary, up to a maximum of 5 mg per day. With each change in dosage, it may take several weeks to see the full blood pressure-lowering effects of indapamide. If your blood pressure is not adequately controlled with 5 mg per day, your healthcare provider should add a different type of blood pressure medication instead of increasing your indapamide dose.
Indapamide Dosing for Water Retention
The recommended starting indapamide dose for water retention due to congestive heart failure (CHF) is 2.5 mg once daily. If necessary, your healthcare provider may increase your dose up to a maximum of indapamide 5 mg once daily.