Bendroflumethiazide is a diuretic. It can treat high blood pressure (hypertension) and fluid build up in the body (oedema).
Diuretics are sometimes called 'water pills' because they target your kidneys to make you pee more. This helps get rid of extra fluid in your body.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is Bendroflumethiazide?
Bendroflumethiazide tablets are a medicine used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) and swelling caused by a build-up of fluid in the body (oedema). Bendroflumethiazide, sometimes known as Aprinox, belongs to a group of medicines known as thiazide diuretics, which are often referred to as ‘water tablets’ as they make you pee more.
High blood pressure is often symptomless but a build-up of fluid is often noticeable by affected areas that look swollen or puffy. Swollen areas can be painful and prevent you from being as mobile.
You can buy Bendroflumethiazide tablets online from a trusted prescriber and pharmacy such as e-Surgery or obtain a prescription from your local GP. If you choose to buy Benzoflumethiazide tablets online from e-Surgery prices start at 9.95, complete a short healthcare questionnaire to check the medication is right for you and have your medication delivered to your door!
How do Bendroflumethiazide tablets work?
When you buy Bendroflumethiazide tablets online, or from your local GP, they will work by getting rid of fluid and salt from the body by making you urinate more, which ultimately helps to reduce blood pressure.
The tablets will work in the kidneys by drawing extra potassium and sodium out of the body’s bloodstream. These salts then extract any excess water with them and pass it into the urine where it is expelled from the body. The removal of the retained fluid will cause swelling to reduce in size with the affected area usually returning to normal.
The medication also relaxes the blood vessels, helping blood to flow through your body.
Although these tablets may increase a person’s desire to pass water via urine, this is rare and people don’t normally notice an increased urge to urinate.
What is high blood pressure?
Around a third of adults in the UK have high blood pressure, although many will not realise it.
The only way to find out if your blood pressure is high is to have yours checked as high blood pressure is often symptomless.
You can find more information about high blood pressure on the NHS website.
The risks of high blood pressure can include an increased exposure to heart disease, stroke, kidney disease and vascular dementia.
How long does Bendroflumethiazide tablets take to work?
If you buy Bendroflumethiazide tablets online, or from your local GP, and commence treatment it will start to work within hours. People usually need to urinate about 2 hours after taking the first dose, and then again a few hours later.
One dose of Bendroflumethiazide tablets are effective for 12-24 hours.
What is inside Bendroflumethiazide tablets?
This medication contains a either 2.5mg or 5mg of the active ingredient Bendroflumethiazide, depending on the dose you request.
Bendroflumethiazide tablets also contain inactive ingredients such as lactose, magnesium stearate, maize starch, pregelatinised maize starch, stearic acid and water.
Please Note: Inactive ingredients may vary between brands when you buy Bendroflumethiazide tablets online or from your local pharmacy. The active medical ingredient always remain the same.
Whenever you buy Bendroflumethiazide tablets online, or from your local GP, please take the medication exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has advised. Ensure that you read the patient information leaflet of the medication before commencing treatment.
Take one tablet in the morning with water. We advise you to take your tablet in the morning to prevent disturbed sleep by the need to urinate. If you forget to take your Bendroflumethiazide tablet, you should take one as soon as you remember unless this is after 4 pm, and continue your treatment as usual the next morning. If you remember you have not yet taken a tablet after 4 pm, leave the missed pill and continue treatment the next morning.
DO NOT take a double dose to make up for forgetting a pill.
Do Bendroflumethiazide a cause side effects?
As with any medication when you buy Bendroflumethiazide tablets and commence treatment you may experience side effects. Before you buy Bendroflumethiazide tablets online, please read the patient information leaflet to gain an understanding of possible side effects.
The vast majority of people who commence treatment with Bendroflumethiazide tablets experience no symptoms however there have been some reported cases.
Some reported side effects include:
Thirst or a dry mouth
Feeling of dizziness or faintness
Nausea or vomiting
High blood glucose
Loss of appetite
What should I do if I experience side effects when taking Bendroflumethiazide tablets?
If you buy Bendroflumethiazide tablets and experience any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse immediately. If any of these symptoms persist or you experience serious side effects it is recommended that you seek medical attention immediately by phoning 111 or 999 if necessary.
Some suggestions on how to deal with manageable side effects are below but you can find more information on the NHS website to help you deal with discomforts.
If any side effects are persistent or causing extreme discomfort or pain please contact your doctor.
feeling thirsty with a dry mouth – it’s important not to get dehydrated, check with your doctor how much water you can drink while you’re taking this medicine.
feeling or being sick (vomiting) – stick to simple meals and do not eat rich or spicy food. Speak to your doctor if your symptoms continue for more than a week.
stomach pain – try to rest and relax. It can help to eat and drink slowly, and have smaller, more frequent meals. If you are in a lot of pain, speak to your pharmacist or doctor.
diarrhoea – drink plenty of water or other fluids.
loss of appetite – Continue to eat when you would usually be hungry, if it helps eat smaller meals but more often than usual.
constipation-eat more high-fibre foods such as fresh fruit, vegetables and cereals, and drink plenty of water. Try to maintain light regular exercise.
feeling dizzy and faint– these could be signs of low blood pressure. If you feel dizzy or faint, stop what you’re doing. Try sitting or lying down until the symptoms pass, and get up more slowly.
You can also report side effects after treatment directly via the Yellow Card Scheme or search for MHRA Yellow Card in the Google Play or Apple App Store. By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
Do Bendroflumethiazide interact with any other medication?
Other medications and herbal treatments may interfere with the way that Bendroflumethiazide tablets work.
Be aware of the following known drug interactions with Bendroflumethiazide tablets, however, this is not an exhaustive list. Always seek medical advice if you are taking other medicines or herbal remedies:
NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) including Ibuprofen, Naproxen and Aspirin.
Heart medicines including Amiodarone, Digoxin, Disopyramide, Flecainide and Sotalol
Antiemetic medicines, including Domperidone, Metoclopramide and Prochlorperazine
Antidepressant drugs, including Amitriptyline, Citalopram and Venlafaxine
Mental health treatments, including Chlorpromazine, Pimozide, Trifluoperazine and Lithium
Asthma treatments, including Formoterol, Salbutamol and Salmeterol
Allopurinol (used to treat gout)
Ciclosporin (a treatment for psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis)
Medicines used to treat diabetes, including insulin
Carbamazepine (an epilepsy treatment)
Corticosteroids and other types of diuretic
Medicines affecting the levels of salt in your blood, including potassium, sodium, calcium and magnesium
Calcium and Vitamin D supplements, including Calcitriol and Alfacalcidol.
Is it safe to use Bendroflumethiazide tablets for a long time?
Many patients take Bendroflumethiazide tablets for an extended period of months or years.
Even if you buy Bendroflumethiazide tablets online you will need to have periodic check-ups with your GP or nurse to make sure the Bendroflumethiazide tablets are not having any undesirable effects on your kidney function.
Your check-up will usually include a blood test and a blood pressure check. Your health care professional will be able to make sure that Bendroflumethiazide tablets continue to be the best treatment for your high blood pressure.
As with many other medicines, there are precautions. Please read about the precautions of taking Bendroflumethiazide tablets before you commence treatment.
How much will it cost me to buy Bendroflumethiazide tablets online?
If you buy Bendroflumethiazide tablets online from e-Surgery prices start at 9.95. This includes the cost of a private prescription.
How do I dispose of Bendroflumethiazide tablets?
When you buy Bendroflumethiazide tablets online they will come in blister packs that are not currently recyclable, so once they have been used can be disposed of in a general waste bin. If the Bendroflumethiazide tablets are unfinished dispose of the medication safely and drop them off at a local pharmacy. Cardboard packaging and paper patient information leaflets are recyclable.
If you choose to buy Bendroflumethiazide tablets online from e-Surgery you first need to choose the medication you need from our list of treatment options. You can select dosage, frequency, and the option to start a repeat prescription.
Next, you will need to complete a free and easy 2-minute questionnaire about your health! This will be sent to our independent prescribers to check this medication is right for you, and if ordered before 3 pm Monday-Friday your medication will generally be dispensed the same day!
Our service is fully discreet and confidential, we will not share any of the information you provide without your permission. As we are an online service we can only provide treatments for adults over the age of 18. Once your health questionnaire has been submitted we will check your details against national databases such as the electoral roll to clarify that you are over the age of 18. This is simply because we cannot see our patients in person to verify their age.
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If I buy Bendroflumethiazide tablets online, how will they be delivered?
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