Xipamide

Latest prescription information about Xipamide. Learn how to pronounce the drug’s name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.

Generic Name : Xipamide

Pronunciation : Zee-pah-mide

Therapeutic Classification : Diuretics

ICD Code : Y54.5

Trade Name(s): 
India- Xipamid tab.
International- Aquaphor, Aquaphoril, Aquex, Diurex, Diurexan, Neotri, Xipa Tad, Xipagamma, Xipa-Isis, Xipamid Aaa-Pharma, Xipamid Abz, Xipamid Al, Xipamid Beta, Xipamid Billix, Xipamid Heumann, Xipamid Hexal, Xipamid Sandoz, Xipamid Stada, Xipamid, Xipamid-1a Pharma, Xipamid-Ct, Xipamid-Ratiopharm.

Why it is prescribed (Indications) : 
This medication is a sulfonamide diuretic agent, prescribed for high blood pressure and fluid retention. It increases the removal of salts from the blood.

When it is not to be taken (Contraindications): 

Contraindicated in patients with Addison's disease, kidney failure, electrolyte deficiency and hypersensitivity.

Category B : Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.

Dosage & When it is to be taken : 
Adult: PO- Edema- Initial: 40 mg/day in the morning, reduced to 20 mg/day if needed. Max: 80 mg/day.
HTN- 20 mg/day in the morning.

How it should be taken : 
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, as directed by your physician.

Warnings and Precautions : 
* Caution should be exercised in patients with history of diabetes, blood disorder, joint pain/stiffness, decreased level of minerals in blood, urinary problems, narrowing of blood vessels, who are taking other medications, elderly, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
* It may lead to dehydration, drink adequate water or fluid.
* Take proper diet as directed by your physician.
* Monitor blood pressure, heart, liver and kidney functions regularly while taking this medication.

Side Effects : 
Common-Gastrointestinal disturbances, dizziness, decreased potassium level in blood, high level of uric acid in the blood and increased urination.
Rare- Allergic skin reactions such as rashes and hives.

Other Precautions : 
* Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions : 
Store it at room temperature and in an airtight container.