Bendroflumethiazide belongs to a group of medicines called diuretics (water tablets) which increase urine production
Bendroflumethiazide Tablets are used to treat high blood pressure and fluid retention (oedema) associated with kidney, liver or heart problems and pre-menstrual syndrome.
Like many medicines, Bendroflumethiazide Tablets may cause side-effects in some patients, particularly when you first start taking them. The side-effects that some other patients have had with Bendroflumethiazide Tablets include loss of appetite, indigestion, impotence and skin problems. Rarely, blood problems may occur, and the blood level of uric acid (which can cause gout) may increase. If you have diabetes, your condition may get worse. If you experience any other side effects or feel that the medicine is affecting you badly, tell your doctor or pharmacist.
The usual starting dose for adults with fluid retention is 5-10mg daily in the morning, followed by 2.5-5mg on only two or three days in the week. The usual dose for adults with pre-menstrual syndrome is 2.5mg each morning for seven days before the period is due. The usual dose for adults with high blood pressure is 2.5mg in the morning. Dosage will be reduced for children. Your doctor will decide which dose is best for you. Always follow your doctor’s instructions completely. Also follow any instructions or warnings which appear on the label which the pharmacist has put on the pack. If you do not understand, or are in any doubt, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Unless told otherwise, take your tablets with water. You should take your medicine for as long as your doctor tells you to. If you forget to take a dose, take another as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, then do not take the missed dose at all. Never double the next dose to make up for the one missed. Do not stop taking the medicine without talking to your doctor first. If you accidentally take too many tablets you should contact your doctor, pharmacist or nearest hospital casualty department immediately. Take this leaflet and any tablets you have left to show the doctor or pharmacist.