It is a sulfonamide diuretic. It is a lipid soluble nonthiazide diuretic related to indolines.
It inhibits the slow component of delayed rectifier potassium current.
It has a long duration of action. It is metabolized by the gastrointestinal tract and excreted by the kidneys.
It is a thiazide like diuretic used orally and is also used in the treatment of hypertension and edema.