What is indapamide?
Indapamide is a prescription medication used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension), fluid retention (edema), and other medical conditions. Indapamide belongs to a family of drugs known as diuretics, which help rid the body of excess salt and water by producing more urine.
High blood pressure is a common but serious condition that, according to the CDC, affects nearly half of all adult Americans. Drugs like indapamide can help lower blood pressure to ease the workflow of the heart and help prevent strokes, heart attacks, kidney problems, blood vessel damage, and more. While prescription medications like indapamide are effective in achieving these goals, doctors often prescribe these medicines alongside recommended lifestyle changes, like improving your diet, increasing your exercise, and abstaining from alcohol and tobacco.