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What is Bendroflumethiazide?

Bendroflumethiazide is a type of medication which can be used to reduce high blood pressure. High blood pressure is a chronic condition which rarely presents any symptoms.

Am I at a risk of developing high blood pressure?

There is an increased risk of developing high blood pressure if you are overweight or obese, consume too much salt, drink too much alcohol, have a family history of the condition or are of African-Caribbean or South Asian origin.

What should I do if I think I have high blood pressure?

If you are more at risk of having high blood pressure, it is important to be tested to ensure early diagnosis. If left untreated, high blood pressure can cause a stroke or heart attack. Bendroflumethiazide helps control high blood pressure by relaxing and widening the blood vessels.

Bendroflumethiazide is the active ingredient which relaxes and widens the blood vessels to reduce high blood pressure.

The recommended dose of Bendroflumethiazide to treat high blood pressure is usually 2.5-5mg once a day.

Use as previously prescribed by your regular doctor.

Bendroflumethiazide Side Effects

Bendroflumethiazide is a medication used for the treatment of high blood pressure. It is a diuretic which helps kidneys with better filtration of fluid removal. It removes excessive salt and water levels in the body. This reduces the blood pressure in the blood vessels and helps improve blood circulation. While Bendroflumethiazide is relatively safe, there are a few side effects associated with this drug that consumers need to be aware about.

What Causes Side Effects?

The mechanism of action of Bendroflumethiazide is responsible for its side effects. Since it works by reducing the levels of water and sodium in the body, it causes a person to urinate more often. This frequent urination also leads to loss of other important minerals from the body. For example, patients suffer from excessive loss of potassium in the body, which can cause them to feel sick.

Different Side Effects That Can Occur

Most common side effects that can occur due to Bendroflumethiazide are categorized below.

Kidney-Related Side Effects

Since Bendroflumethiazide is a diuretic in nature, it causes side effects in the renal or kidney region. Very rarely, pain in the kidneys is reported by consumers, but mostly it is because the patient himself is dehydrated.

Brain-Related Side Effects

Bendroflumethiazide can cause headaches, fatigue or dizziness of mild severity. Often these side effects are temporary and will go away on their own.

Muscle-Related Side Effects

Bendroflumethiazide can cause muscle pain or cramping very occasionally. This is because the loss of water from muscles can increase production of lactic acid, causing strain or spasm in the muscles.

Mineral-Related Side Effects

Metabolic side effects are very common in the event of Bendroflumethiazide consumption, especially if the dose is higher than 100mg per day. A reduction in the levels of potassium, sodium magnesium and phosphates is noticed in these patients. On the other hand, there is a noticeable increase in the levels of cholesterol, calcium, uric acid and glucose. This often causes the body pH level to rise and cause alkaline environment in the body.

Hypersensitive Side Effects

Hypersensitive side effects of Bendroflumethiazide cause allergic reactions in the body. People who are allergic to sulphur based medicines suffer from an allergic reaction at the intake of Bendroflumethiazide. Doctors often check beforehand with the patient when prescribing this medicine in order to avoid allergic side effects.

Haematological Side Effects

Patients on Bendroflumethiazide can suffer from thrombocytopenia (loss of platelets) or anaemia (loss of red blood cells) on a rare occasion. Gastrointestinal Side Effects Thiazide based medicines come with a lot of gastrointestinal side effects. Approximately 5% of the patients who take this medicine suffer from constipation, diarrhoea, vomiting, nausea or anorexia. A patient can be left dehydrated which also increases levels of glycerol and cholesterol, and causes jaundice or pancreatitis in extremely rare cases.

Endocrine Side Effects

Due to the nature of the treatment, patients experience a decrease in the lipid levels and glucose tolerance in the body. Diabetic patients and patients who are at risk of coronary artery disease need to check with their physician before starting this drug.

Dermatologic Side Effects

Allergic reactions such as loss of hair (alopecia) and dermatitis (skin irritation and flaking) have been recorded as rare side effects of the medicine due to hypersensitivity.

Cardiovascular Side Effects

Using Bendroflumethiazide can lower blood pressure, but also induce orthostatic hypotension. The orthostatic hypotension causes a sudden feeling of weakness and fatigue due to decrease in blood pressure as the patient stands up after a long period of sitting. Since the medicine works by decreasing the volume of blood in the body, it can also cause blurry vision in rare cases.

Before taking Bendroflumethiazide, it is important to have a consultation with a doctor in order to avoid the side effects mentioned above. If side effects occur after all precautions are taken, then the consulting doctor must be notified immediately in order to review the prescription.

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