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Indapamide sustained release: a review of its use in the treatment of hypertension.


PMID 16451099

Abstract

A low-dose sustained-release (SR) formulation of the thiazide-type diuretic indapamide, indapamide SR (Natrilix SR), retains the antihypertensive activity of the immediate-release (IR) formulation, with a smoother pharmacokinetic profile. In well controlled 12- to 52-week clinical trials, indapamide SR 1.5 mg/day was well tolerated and reduced blood pressure as effectively as therapeutic dosages of amlodipine, candesartan, enalapril, hydrochlorothiazide or indapamide IR. Indapamide SR was also more effective than enalapril in reducing left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH), and similar reductions in renal end-organ damage, assessed by microalbuminuria, were seen with indapamide SR- and enalapril-based antihypertensive strategies. Indapamide SR provides an effective option for initial antihypertensive monotherapy and a basis for multidrug antihypertensive strategies.