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Understanding the Effects of Indapamide and Specific Uses

How Does Indapamide Work?

Indapamide is a diuretic, which is commonly referred to as a "water pill." Specifically, it is known as an "indoline" diuretic. Indapamide is unlike any other diuretic; in fact, it is the only indoline diuretic. Although it is not entirely clear how indapamide works, it is thought that it works by increasing the amount of salt and water that the kidneys remove from the blood. This extra salt and water is passed out through urine. By increasing the amount of water removed from the blood, indapamide causes a decrease in blood volume. Because of this effect, Indapamide can lower blood pressure and also help with water retention.

Indapamide Use in Children

Indapamide is not approved for use in children or adolescents, as it has not been adequately studied in these age groups. Talk to your child's healthcare provider about the benefits and risks of using indapamide in children.

Off-Label Indapamide Uses

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend indapamide for treating a condition other than those listed above. This is called an "off-label" use. At this time, there are no universally accepted off-label indapamide uses.
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