Concise Prescribing Info
Listed in Dosage.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Adult : PO Oedema Initial: 40 mg/day in the morning, reduced to 20 mg/day if needed. Max: 80 mg/day. HTN 20 mg/day in the morning.
Dosage Details
Adult: 20 mg daily as a single dose in the morning.

Adult: Initially, 40 mg daily in the morning, reduced to 20 mg daily according to response. Max: 80 mg daily.
Renal Impairment
Severe: Avoid.
Hepatic Impairment
Caution in use.
Oedema: Ref: See PI.
Hypersensitivity to sulphonamide. Untreated Addison's disease. Severe renal failure; severe electrolyte deficiency; precomatose states associated with cirrhosis; lactation.
Special Precautions
Pregnancy; elderly. Prostatic hypertrophy; renal or hepatic impairment; hypovolaemia; DM; hyperuricaemia; severe coronary or cerebral arteriosclerosis.
Adverse Reactions
GI disturbances; hypokalaemia; hyperuricaemia; nocturia, dizziness; impaired glucose metabolism.
Symptoms: Hypotension, electrolyte and metabolic disturbances. Management: Reduce further absorption by gastric lavage or induced emesis. Treatment is supportive with BP maintenance and correction of electrolyte imbalances.
Drug Interactions
Antihypertensives enhance BP-lowering effects of xipamide. Increased risk of hypokalaemia with amphotericin B, carbenoxolone.
Potentially Fatal: Propensity to cause hypokalaemia can increase risk of digitalis toxicity.
Description: Xipamide is structurally related to indapamide and exerts its diuretic effect at the distal section of the nephron.
Onset: 1-2 hr
Duration: 12 hr
Absorption: Rapid and well absorbed from GI tract. Peak plasma concentration: 1-2 hr.
Distribution: Protein binding: 99%.
Excretion: Excreted in urine as unchanged and glucuronide metabolite. Plasma half life: 5-8 hr.
MIMS Class
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