Inderide

Generic Name: Propranolol

  • What is Inderide?

    Inderide is used to treat high blood pressure. It combines propranolol hydrochloride, a medication in a class called beta-blockers, with hydrochlorothiazide, a diuretic (water pill). Beta-blockers decrease the force and rate of heart contractions, thus lowering blood pressure. Diuretics help your body produce and eliminate more urine, which also helps lower blood pressure.

  • What is the most important information I should know about Inderide?

    Do not suddenly stop taking Inderide without speaking to your doctor. Worsening of chest pain, and in some cases, heart attacks, have been reported. If you are stopping Inderide, gradually reduce the dose under your doctor's supervision.

    Inderide may cause reduction of eye pressure, and it may interfere with glaucoma screening tests.

    Inderide may alter the levels of electrolytes, such as sodium and potassium, in the body. Inderide may also cause an imbalance of fluids or electrolyes. Signs or symptoms of imbalance include dry mouth, thirst, weakness, drowsiness, rapid heart rate, muscle pains or cramps, and nausea and vomiting. Notify your doctor immediately if you experience such signs or symptoms, so that your electrolytes can be monitored.

    If you have an upcoming surgery, make sure to advise your doctor that you are taking Inderide beforehand.

    This medication, along with other similar medications, may cause a potential hazard to the heart, which may lead to heart failure. Make sure to discuss your complete medical history with your doctor, including if you have had a history of heart failure.

    Inderide may cause dizziness, lightheadedness, or fainting; alcohol may increase these effects.

    Inderide may affect your blood sugar levels and mask the symptoms of low blood sugar, such as a rapid heartbeat. If you have diabetes, discuss the use of Inderide with your doctor.

  • Who should not take Inderide?

    Do not use Inderide if you are allergic to any component of the drug or to sulfonamide drugs. Also, do not use Inderide if you have any of the following conditions: asthma, congestive heart failure, heart block (a heart irregularity), inadequate blood supply to the circulatory system (cardiogenic shock), difficulty urinating, or slow heartbeat.

  • What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Inderide?

    Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Inderide. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history, especially if you have asthma and other breathing problems (bronchitis, emphysema), certain types of irregular heartbeat, congestive heart failure, coronary artery disease, diabetes, glaucoma (excessive pressure in the eyes), gout, a history of allergies, an overactive thyroid, kidney or liver disease, systemic lupus erythematosus, tumors of the adrenal gland, or upcoming major surgery.

  • What is the usual dosage?

    The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.

    Adults: The dose may be one tablet taken twice a day. However, your doctor will tailor your dosage according to your response. Your doctor may use Inderide in combination with other high blood pressure drugs to achieve the desired effect.

  • How should I take Inderide?

    Take Inderide exactly as directed by your doctor.

  • What should I avoid while taking Inderide?

    Do not stop taking Inderide without first talking to your doctor.

  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Inderide?

    If Inderide is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Inderide with the following: adrenocorticotropic hormones or corticosteroids such as prednisone, alcohol, aluminum hydroxide gel, antipyrine, barbiturates such as phenobarbital, calcium-blocking drugs such as verapamil, chlorpromazine, cimetidine, digitalis, haloperidol, insulin, lidocaine, narcotics such as oxycodone, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen or naproxen, norepinephrine, other blood pressure medications, phenytoin, reserpine, rifampin, theophylline, thyroxine, or tubocurarine.

  • What are the possible side effects of Inderide?

    Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.

    Side effects may include: allergic reactions, blood disorders, congestive heart failure, depression, dizziness, inflammation of the pancreas, lightheadedness, low blood pressure, nausea, rash, slow heartbeat, vomiting

  • Can I receive Inderide if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

    The effects of Inderide during pregnancy are unknown. Both of the ingredients in Inderide are found in breast milk. Inderide is not recommended for patients who are breastfeeding. Tell your doctor immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

  • What should I do if I miss a dose of Inderide?

    If you miss a dose of Inderide, take the missed dose as soon as you remember it. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and return to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take two doses at once.

  • How should I store Inderide?

    Store at room temperature in a tightly closed container. Protect from moisture, freezing, and excessive heat.

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