What is Bendroflumethiazide?
Bendroflumethiazide, sometimes known as Aprinox, belongs to a group of medicines known as thiazide diuretics, which are often referred to as 'water tablets'. Water tablets are used to treat high blood pressure, but also work to reduce water retention by improving kidney function.
Bendroflumethiazide tablets work by removing excess water from the body. This is because it acts on the kidneys urging them to draw water from blood, thus reducing fluid volume and pressure exercised within blood vessels. This is incredibly helpful in reducing the heart's workload and therefore can be beneficial to people who suffer from high blood pressure.
How does Bendroflumethiazide work?
Bendroflumethiazide tablets adjust the way in which salt and water is transported across certain cells in the kidneys. This action results in an increased level of bodily salts in the kidneys, which automatically draws more water from blood. This reduces fluid levels within blood vessels and also causes the blood vessels to dilate. The combination of these two actions means that there is less fluid being pumped around the body in blood vessels that have become wider, reducing the pressure on the heart.
Although these tablets may increase a person's desire to pass water via urine, this is rare and people don't normally notice it.
What are the benefits of using Bendroflumethiazide?
- Bendroflumethiazide is a clinically proven treatment for lowering high blood pressure
- It is also useful for reducing water retention.
- Normally, only a single daily tablet is sufficient to manage blood pressure.
- Sometimes this medication can be prescribed alongside other hypertension remedies for a more intensive course of treatment.
- Controlling hypertension is an important part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Combined with diet and physical activity, Bendroflumethiazide is effective at combating high blood pressure.
You can find out more from the related NHS resources.
How do I take Bendroflumethiazide?
The majority of people taking Bendroflumethiazide are recommended to take one tablet per day, however this can vary depending on your condition. You should take Bendroflumethiazide tablets exactly as prescribed by your doctor and as discussed in the patient information leaflet. Usually these Bendroflumethiazide tablets are taken with water first thing in the morning. This is so your sleep isn't disturbed.
If you forget to take your Bendroflumethiazide tablets, you should take one as soon as you remember and continue your treatment as usual the next morning. Don't take a double dose to make up for forgetting a pill.
What dosages are available for Bendroflumethiazide?
In the majority of cases, you will be prescribed the lowest dose of Bendroflumethiazide, which is the 2.5mg tablet. Your doctor will normally increase this dose up to the 5mg or 10mg tablets should the lower dosage not be effective enough and if no adverse side effects have been experienced.
The maximum dosage of Bendroflumethiazide tablets that doctors can prescribe is currently 10mg.
Are there any side effects when taking Bendroflumethiazide?
When taking Bendroflumethiazide tablets, the vast majority of people do not experience any negative side effects. Although, there is always a small chance than when you take any medication, you could experience negative side effects.
A few people have reported experiencing side effects including thirst, muscle cramps, diarrhoea, gout, nausea or vomiting, impotence and high blood glucose when taking Bendroflumethiazide. Should any of these effects persist, or should you experience any serious side effects, it's strongly advised that you seek medical advice. This also applies should you suspect a Bendroflumethiazide overdose.
Are there any precautions/interactions with Bendroflumethiazide?
Bendroflumethiazide is suitable for purchase by patients with hypertension who need to lower their high blood pressure. When completing an online consultation with our doctors, you should divulge any information about existing medical conditions and medication you're taking, as this could mean you need to take a different dosage or buy a different medication altogether. There are also some precautions to consider before taking Bendroflumethiazide:
- You must inform our doctor if you're pregnant, trying to conceive or breastfeeding
- You should also inform our doctor if you have liver or kidney problems, suffer from gout or diabetes, have an adrenal gland disorder; if you have low blood potassium, sodium or high blood calcium, and if you have problems passing water.
- Bendroflumethiazide is known to not mix well with alcohol. It is advisable that if you use this treatment then you should avoid alcohol. This is due to the fact that it can cause a sudden drop in blood pressure, especially when standing up.
For more information about side effects, precautions, and interactions you may encounter when taking Bendroflumethiazide, please refer to the patient leaflet, which is located near the bottom of the page.
How can I buy Bendroflumethiazide online safely?
You can order Bendroflumethiazide tablets online from HealthExpress after you've completed our free, simple and confidential online consultation.
This will be reviewed by one of our doctors to see if this treatment is the right one for you. If approved you will normally be prescribed the 2.5mg dosage or the 5/10mg dosage depending on what is required. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to speak to our helpful patient support team.