Bendroflumethiazide is a prescription medication, which is prescribed to patients with high blood pressure in order to limit the risks of complications. Sometimes it can be used to treat symptoms of heart failure as it releases the pressure on the arteries.
It belongs to a group of medications known as thiazide diuretics, which remove the salt and water from the blood, alleviating pressure on the blood vessels and making it easier for the blood to circulate as it is more highly oxygenated.n
Although Bendroflumethiazide is clinically proven to be a very safe treatment, there is a slight risk – as with all prescription medication – that some patients may experience side effects when taking it.
It is possible that you may experience some dizziness after taking this medication.Gastric
It is fairly common to experience stomach upsets such as nausea, abdominal pain and vomiting, which may be accompanied by constipation or diarrhoea.Blood
Though rare, it is possible that you may experience a drop in blood pressure as a result of this medication. A decrease in levels of potassium and sodium may also occur. Levels of cholesterol, calcium, glucose and uric acid may rise.Muscular
Mild muscle cramp or weakness may occur after taking Bendroflumethiazide.
In some extremely rare cases, patients will suffer from an allergic reaction whilst taking Bendroflumethiazide, due to a hypersensitivity to thiazides or any of the other ingredients. Some of the symptoms you may suffer from due to an allergic reaction include:
If you are taking a thiazide diuretic it is important to have your blood monitored regularly. Your doctor will schedule tests for you in order to ensure you are not having a negative reaction to Bendroflumethiazide. One of the main things they will test for is an altered number or types of blood cells. You should contact your doctor for a blood analysis if you suffer from any of the following symptoms:
Bendroflumethiazide is a thiazide diuretic that works by reducing the amount of water in the blood, causing the patient to urinate more regularly. This works because it increases the levels of minerals and salts (namely potassium), which causes the excess water in the blood to be drawn out and transferred to the kidneys, where it is passed as urine. By decreasing the volume of liquid in the blood, it becomes easier for it to flow through the arteries, lowering the pressure on the blood vessels.
By altering the levels of potassium and other minerals in the body, Bendroflumethiazide can cause adverse reactions, specifically in people who suffer from other medical conditions or are taking other medication in conjunction with Bendroflumethiazide. Otherwise, this medication has been proven by UK registered doctors to be completely safe and highly effective. It is important to mention in your consultation any other relevant medical information.
To make the most out of this treatment, it is important to be aware of steps that can be taken to prevent the risk of side effects. As this is a long term medication, it is essential to make sure the used of these high blood pressure tablets to not affect your health adversely in the long run. Steps that can be take to prevent or lower the risk of side effects include:
It is also recommended to have regular check ups with your doctor to ensure your blood pressure is being controlled effectively by the medication. Caution should be taken by those that are pregnant and breastfeeding (as the medication can pass through the breast milk to the newborn).
The below are a list of medication that can interact adversely with Bendroflumethiazide, it is important to make your doctor aware if you are using any of these.
Although the list is not complete, it is always advised to make your doctor aware of any changes to other medicines you may be using, to ensure the suitability of continued use of Bendroflumethiazide.
If you experience any of the side effects listed on this page or on your patient information leaflet normally provided with the medication, you should consult your doctor as it may mean that Bendroflumethiazide is not the most appropriate treatment for you. Also inform a medical professional if you think that you are suffering from any side effects not listed.
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