Natrilam 2.5mg Tablet SR

Introduction

Natrilam 2.5mg Tablet SR is a medicine used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure). It is a combination of two medicines that effectively controls blood pressure when a single medication is not effective.

Natrilam 2.5mg Tablet SR should be taken with food preferably in the morning to avoid frequent urination at night. Keep taking it for as long as advised by your doctor. Even if you feel well, do not stop this medicine on your own because high blood pressure often has no symptoms. If you stop taking it, your condition may get worse. Keeping active with regular exercise, reducing your weight and eating a healthy diet will also help control your blood pressure. Follow your doctor’s advice while taking this medicine.

Glucose intolerance, ankle swelling, headache, and decreased potassium level are some common side effects of this medicine. Consult your doctor If any of these bother you, or get worse, or do not go away.  Drink plenty of fluids while taking medicine to overcome muscle weakness, dry mouth, and extreme thirst. Dizziness or headache may occur due to low blood pressure, hence rise slowly from sitting position or avoid driving.

Before taking it, let your doctor know if you have any liver or kidney problems. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor for advice before taking this medicine. You also need to tell your doctor what other medicines you are taking especially those used to treat high blood pressure or heart conditions. You should have your blood pressure, kidney function, level of electrolytes, and blood sugar level checked regularly to make sure that this medicine is working properly.

Uses of Natrilam Tablet SR

  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)

Side effects of Natrilam Tablet SR

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Natrilam

  • Glucose intolerance
  • Sleepiness
  • Ankle swelling
  • Headache
  • Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk)
  • Tiredness
  • Nausea
  • Palpitations
  • Increased blood uric acid
  • Decreased potassium level in blood
  • Altered blood lipid level

How to use Natrilam Tablet SR

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Natrilam 2.5mg Tablet SR is to be taken with food.

How Natrilam Tablet SR works

Natrilam 2.5mg Tablet SR is a combination of two medicines: Amlodipine and indapamide which lower blood pressure effectively. Amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker which relaxes blood vessels and makes the heart more efficient at pumping blood throughout the body. Indapamide is a diuretic which removes extra water and certain electrolytes from the body by increasing the amount of urine produced. Over time it also works by relaxing blood vessels and improving blood flow.

Safety Advice

Alcohol

UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Natrilam 2.5mg Tablet SR.

Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Natrilam 2.5mg Tablet SR may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.

Breastfeeding

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Natrilam 2.5mg Tablet SR is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.

Driving

UNSAFE
Natrilam 2.5mg Tablet SR may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Natrilam 2.5mg Tablet SR may cause side effects such as dizziness, headaches, nausea or tiredness, all of which could affect your ability to concentrate and drive.

Kidney

CAUTION
Natrilam 2.5mg Tablet SR should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Natrilam 2.5mg Tablet SR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Liver

CAUTION
Natrilam 2.5mg Tablet SR should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Natrilam 2.5mg Tablet SR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.