Diuretic Arifon: benefits, methods of application
Among the many diuretics available on the market, special attention should be diuretic «Arifon». The drug has a diuretic effect and is used as a vasodilator for hypertension. Advantages of medications are that its use rarely leads to side effects and metabolic disorders. Let us consider other features of the drug.
Structure and advantages
The main constituent of the drug is indapamide in an amount of 1.5 mg in one pill. Due to this «Arifon» operates somewhat differently than conventional diuretics: has a special influence on the blood vessels and has a vasodilator effect, not a diuretic. And that the body only receives the benefits, as the pressure decreases, and salts and fluids are not washed out and the metabolism suffers. «Arifon» like other tiazidopodobnye diuretics, reduces the negative consequences of hypertension and a positive effect on the brain, heart, kidneys. The drug is able to normalize high blood pressure for the whole day.
Method of application
The standard dose is the use of «Arifona» — 1 tablet per day with or without food. The tablets should be consumed whole with plenty of water. Time of day depends on doctor’s recommendations, but most often prescribe a treatment «Arifona» in the morning. It is not recommended to increase the dosage of the drug, as it will strengthen diuretic effect, but will not help to relieve the pressure. If one pill does not give the expected effect, the doctor to the treatment may add additional drugs without diuretic properties.
In some cases, to apply the medicine?
«Arifon» is indicated for the treatment of hypertension. The tool can be recommended for lifelong use by people suffering from high blood pressure. Justified the use of this diuretic for the prevention of stroke or myocardial infarction. Also «Arifon» it is appropriate to use patients with diabetes and atherosclerosis, as constituting indapamide does not change the amount of sugar and cholesterol in the blood. The drug effectively treats edema in congestive heart failure.
Adverse reactions and overdose
«Arifon» ranked among the most safe dioretikam, almost causing adverse reactions. Still, in the application of medicine is the likelihood of undesirable conditions and symptoms that require immediate treatment to the doctor:
- headache and dizziness;
- dehydration due to loss of sodium and water;
- disease with vomiting and disorder (the drug is able to enhance these symptoms);
- the increase of blood glucose in diabetes;
- low blood pressure;
- blurred vision and heart.
Found that the medication increased in dosage (to 40 mg/day) does not lead to intoxication. The risk of overdose in the treatment of «Arifona» less than can cause other diuretics. However, if the body is weakened, it is possible cramps, nausea, hypotension, increase or decrease urine and other symptoms. First aid in case of overdose consists of gastric lavage and administration of activated charcoal.
Contraindications diuretic «Arifon»
Diuretic is not to apply in the following cases:
- if you are allergic to indapamide, a sulfonamide;
- in renal failure (creatinine clearance less than 30 ml/min);
- in diseases of the liver;
- at too low levels of potassium in the blood;
- who are lactose intolerant;
- when violations of water-salt balance;
- during pregnancy and below the age of 18 years.
Store the mixture in a dark place for up to 30 degrees. Keep away from children. «Arifon» usable up to five years, more need to look on the packaging of the purchased copy. Is sold only by prescription. The packaging is a blister pack of 30 tablets with cardboard box. Analogues are «Indapamide», «Ionik Retard», «Indep», «Arindam», «Indian».