Treating excess fluid buildup in the body caused by certain conditions or medicines. It may also be used to treat high blood pressure or for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Bendroflumethiazide is a thiazide diuretic. It works by helping the kidneys eliminate fluid from the body. Exactly how bendroflumethiazide works to treat high blood pressure is unknown.
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All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Blurred vision; dizziness; headache; lightheadedness, especially when sitting up or standing; numbness or tingling of skin.
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); bloating; confusion; decrease in amount of urine; drowsiness; gout; inability to keep an erection; muscle pain or cramps; nausea; rapid or irregular heartbeat; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin; restlessness; seizures; severe stomach pain; shortness of breath; sweating; unusual thirst; unusual tiredness or weakness; unusually dry mouth; vomiting.
Use bendroflumethiazide as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions. Bendroflumethiazide may be taken with or without food. When you first start taking bendroflumethiazide, it may cause an increase in urine or in frequency of urination. To prevent this from affecting sleep, try not to take any dose later than 6 pm. Continue to use bendroflumethiazide even if you feel well. Do not miss any doses. If you miss a dose of bendroflumethiazide, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.