This brochure is a guide for those who are undergoing, or will be undergoing, treatment with Loniten tablets.
Regional Hospital Holstebro’s Nephrology Day Unit and Dialysis Unit have a special authorisation to use Loniten. The tablets are provided in connection with outpatient visits to the unit at which you are a patient.
About the treatment
Effects of the medicine
Risks and side effects
As with other medications, Loniten may cause side effects, including:
- Retention of water in the body.
- Loniten causes the body to retain salt and water. The accumulation of salt and water is often visible in the form of swollen legs and feet, and some people may develop “bags” under their eyes.
- Dizziness, especially when standing, or when you stand up quickly.
- Increased hair and beard growth.
(Other conditions apply for haemodialysis patients.)
To avoid accumulation of fluid in the body, you will also be prescribed a diuretic when you begin taking Loniten.
To avoid palpitations, we typically prescribe medication that lowers your heart rate.
When starting treatment with Loniten and when your dosage
has been changed, you must weigh yourself twice a week at
the same time of day and on the same scale. If your weight
increases by more than 1-1½ kg, you must contact us:
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