SKU: AH_CH_HBP_8558 Category:

Generic : Indapamide (1.5mg)

Treatment : Hypertension ( High Blood Pressure) , Edema

Pack size  : 10 (Tablet)

Manufacturer : Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Made In : INDIA



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Lorvas SR Tablet is a diuretic (water pill) medicine used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure). It also reduces excess fluid levels in the body and treats edema (fluid overload) associated with heart, liver, kidney, or lung disease.

Lorvas SR Tablet makes you lose excess water through urine. It may be used alone or in combination with other medicines. This medicine should be taken only during day time to avoid frequent urination at night. You must take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by the doctor and never stop it abruptly without consulting the doctor. Most people with high blood pressure do not feel ill, but if you stop taking this medicine, your condition could get worse.

It is important to have your blood pressure checked regularly. This medicine is only one part of a treatment program which should also include a healthy diet, regular exercise, smoking cessation, moderation of alcohol intake, and weight reduction. You can eat normally while taking this medicine, but try to reduce your salt intake.



In Hypertension (high blood pressure)

Lorvas SR Tablet is known as a water pill, which increases urine output thereby lowering blood pressure. If your blood pressure is controlled, you are less at risk of having a heart attack, stroke, or kidney problems. The medicine must be taken regularly as prescribed to be effective. You do not usually feel any direct benefit from taking this medicine, but it works in the long term to keep you well.

In Treatment of Edema

Edema is caused by your body retaining too much water. Lorvas SR Tablet helps get rid of the extra water and electrolytes from your body by increasing the amount of urine produced. This enables your body to get rid of extra water thereby relieving symptoms such as shortness of breath and swelling in your arms, legs, or abdomen. Therefore, you can carry out your daily activities more comfortably. Take it regularly and make appropriate lifestyle changes to get maximum benefits.



Use it as advised by your doctor or check the label for directions before use. Lorvas SR Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.



Lorvas SR Tablet is a thiazide diuretic. It lowers blood pressure by removing the extra water and certain electrolytes from the body. Over time it also works by relaxing blood vessels and improving blood flow.





Lorvas SR Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.


Lorvas SR Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.

Breast feeding

Lorvas SR Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.


Lorvas SR Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.


Lorvas SR Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Lorvas SR Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.


Lorvas SR Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Lorvas SR Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Interaction with drugs

Using the below medicines along with Lorvas SR Tablet may reduce the efficacy or cause side effects.

  • Metformin : (SERIOUS)
  • Prednisolone : (SERIOUS)
  • Glimepiride : (SERIOUS)
  • Gliclazide : (SERIOUS)
  • Deflazacort : (SERIOUS)
  • Teneligliptin : (SERIOUS)



If you miss a dose of Lorvas SR Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.


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Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Lorvas

  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Gastrointesinal symptoms
  • Muscle cramp
  • Rash


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Q. Can Lorvas SR Tablet cause gout?

Use of Lorvas SR Tablet may impact the patients already diagnosed with gout. Inform your doctor if you have gout before starting Lorvas SR Tablet. The reason being, this medicine can increase the levels of uric acid in blood in these patients. Such patients may experience episodes of gout while on Lorvas SR Tablet. Your doctor may advise regular monitoring of uric acid.

Q. Can Lorvas SR Tablet increase blood sugar?

Lorvas SR Tablet may increase blood sugar levels in diabetic patients. Tell your doctor if you have diabetes as your insulin requirements may change or the dose of your antidiabetic medicines may need modification. Regular monitoring of blood sugar levels is important in diabetes patients taking Lorvas SR Tablet.

Q. Does Lorvas SR Tablet make you sleepy?

No, Lorvas SR Tablet does not make you sleepy. But, if there is excessive loss of salts (hyponatremia, hypokalaemia, or electrolyte imbalance), then it may make you drowsy. Other warning signals of electrolyte imbalance include dry mouth, thirst, weakness, fatigue, lethargy, restlessness, muscle pain or cramps. Electrolyte imbalance may also lead to decreased urine output, increased heart beat and decreased blood pressure. In case you notice any of these symptoms, contact your doctor immediately.

Q. Does Lorvas SR Tablet make you urinate more?

Use of Lorvas SR Tablet tend to increase the frequency of urination in some patients. Lorvas SR Tablet belongs to thiazide class of medicines which are diuretics. These medicines make your body get rid of extra fluid through your kidneys. This also increases the amount of salts (sodium and potassium) and water that you get rid off from the body, helping in decreasing the blood pressure.

Q. How long does it take Lorvas SR Tablet to start working?

The action of Lorvas SR Tablet is gradual. While the initial effects may be seen within a week, it may take several months to experience the full benefits.

Q. Can I take Lorvas SR Tablet for weight loss?

No, Lorvas SR Tablet is not a medicine for weight loss. This medicine is used to lower high blood pressure and to reduce fluid overload in cases of heart failure. In case you experience weight loss while taking Lorvas SR Tablet, it may be due to fluid loss and not due to body fat.

Q. Is it safe to take Lorvas SR Tablet if I am ill?

If you are sick or have fever with sweating or are experiencing vomiting or diarrhea, you should contact your doctor. To cope up with these, you may be advised to stop Lorvas SR Tablet for 2-3 days and continue it after you are well. The reason being, if you are sick, then there can be electrolyte imbalance. Taking Lorvas SR Tablet may enhance this imbalance. Therefore, it should be stopped for 2-3 days.

Q. How much fluid should I drink while taking Lorvas SR Tablet?

It is usually best to drink normal amounts of fluids while taking Lorvas SR Tablet. It is important not to remain thirsty for long periods and to keep yourself hydrated. If you have heart failure or kidney failure, then you need to restrict your fluid intake after discussing with your doctor.


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Pack size  – 10

Pack form  – tablet


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 Information Leaflet

Always read the patient information leaflet before commencing treatment.

Important: We advise you to always read the patient information leaflet inside the medication box, as the generic medication may not always entirely match the patient information leaflet listed. Please contact us if you have any questions.

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