ABOUT THE DRUG:
The medicine is mainly used to treat hypertension which is the fastest growing disease globally. Hypertension can lead to several heart related disorders. Along with several ways, hypertension can be also be treated using Lorvas, a thiazide-like diuretic. The medicine helps in relieving high blood pressure by increasing the urine production. The main ingredient Indapamide is responsible to produce antihypertensive effects.
USES OF THE DRUG:
The medicine is used either in combination with other drugs or alone to treat heart failure and high blood pressure. It is prescribed for hypertension and edema.
WORKING OF THE DRUG:
The drug contains Indapamide. Indapamide is responsible for increasing the urine production. When the urine production increases water and salts that causes high blood pressure gets excreted. This ultimately leads to reduction of hypertension.
DOSAGE FORM AND STRENGTHS:
The drug is available in the form of tablet under the following brand name and strength on our website:
Lorvas 2.5 mg
DO NOT TAKE THE DRUG IF YOU:
Are allergic to the active ingredient Indapamide or any other ingredient of the drug
Are pregnant or planning to be pregnant or if you are breast feeding your baby unless prescribed by your doctor
If you are a child below the age of 16 unless prescribed by your doctor
TELL YOUR DOCTOR IF YOU:
Have kidney/liver disease
Have any allergy
Have history of abnormal heart rhythm
Have any other medical condition
Are allergic to any medicine
HOW MUCH TO TAKE THE DRUG?
The dose will be fixed by your doctor after examining you thoroughly. However the general dosage for adult: PO- HTN: 1.25-2.5 mg once per day. For Edema the usual dose is 2.5 mg once daily and it can be increased up to 5 mg/day after 1 week if required.
HOW TO TAKE THE DRUG?
The medicine comes in the form of a tablet. The tablet needs to be taken by mouth with food with the help of a glass of water.
FOR HOW LONG TO TAKE IT?
The time for which the medicine would be prescribed depends on the severity of your condition. However, it is essential to complete the dose and not leave it mid way even though you might have experienced improvement in your condition.
In case of overdose you must get medical attention immediately. Signs of overdose may include chest tightness, wheezing, itching, fever, bad cough, seizures, blue or gray skin colour, tongue, swelling of face, stomach upset, nausea, rash etc.
In case of missed dose you may ask your doctor and seek advice if the missed dose can be compensated or not. Usually you can take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if close to the next dose it is not good to take two dose at the same time. In such case you must skip the missed dose and continue with the normal schedule.
SIDE EFFECTS OF LORVAS 2.5MG:
Low Potassium Level
COMMON DRUG INTERACTIONS:
Alert your doctor if you are taking any other medicines for any other ailments as there is chance of drug interaction. If you are taking any medicines for heart disease, high blood pressure such as digoxin, if you are taking any medicine for transplant or rheumatoid illness such as ciclosporin or a mood medicine such as lithium you must inform your doctor about it.
THINGS TO REMEMBER:
The medicine must be stored in a dry and cool place and should not be used if the expiry date has passed.
Avoid excess exposure to sunlight and when out were sunscreen and covered clothes.
The medicine should not be taken if you have intolerance to some sugars.
The medicine should not be shared with any one even if they have the same symptoms.
The medicine should be used for the purpose for which it has been prescribed and not for any other purpose.
Even after completing the full course if you still suffer from the same symptoms you must visit the doctor immediately.
Lorvas Tablet is a diuretic (water pill) medicine used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure). It also reduces excess fluid levels in the body and treats edema (fluid overload) associated with heart, liver, kidney, or lung disease.
Lorvas Tablet makes you lose excess water through urine. It may be used alone or in combination with other medicines. This medicine should be taken only during day time to avoid frequent urination at night. You must take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by the doctor and never stop it abruptly without consulting the doctor. Most people with high blood pressure do not feel ill, but if you stop taking this medicine, your condition could get worse.
It is important to have your blood pressure checked regularly. This medicine is only one part of a treatment program which should also include a healthy diet, regular exercise, smoking cessation, moderation of alcohol intake, and weight reduction. You can eat normally while taking this medicine, but try to reduce your salt intake.
Common side effects of this medicine include headache, nausea, and dizziness. Consult your doctor if these side effects bother you. Before taking this medicine, it is better to let your doctor know if you are suffering from any kidney or liver disease. Also, pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers should consult the doctor before taking it. You must inform the doctor about all the other medicines that you are taking apart from this medicine. Regular monitoring of kidney function and electrolytes is important while using this medicine.
USES OF LORVAS TABLET
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Treatment of Edema
BENEFITS OF LORVAS TABLET
In Hypertension (high blood pressure)
In Treatment of Edema
SIDE EFFECTS OF LORVAS TABLET
Common side effects of Lorvas
- Gastrointesinal symptoms
- Muscle cramp
HOW TO USE LORVAS TABLET
HOW LORVAS TABLET WORKS