Metolazone

Metolazone

 

General English name: Metolazone

Brand: Zaroxolyn

Application: Treatment of edema (fluid retention) - High blood pressure - Heart attack

 

 

 

 

 

Dosage forms of metolazone

Metolazone Drug Information

The correct amount and method of taking Metolazone

Contraindications to metolazone

Metolazone use during pregnancy and lactation

The effect of taking Metolazone on driving

Drug interaction with metolazone

Metolazone Warning

Side effects of metolazone

Side effects of metolazone overdose (metolazone poisoning)

Storage conditions of Metolazone

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dosage forms of metolazone

Tablet

 

Metolazone Drug Information

Metolazone belongs to a group of medicines called water pills (diuretics). Diuretic is a drug that increases the volume of urine that can be excreted by the kidneys. These types of drugs are also called water pills. Diuretics are commonly prescribed to treat high blood pressure, kidney problems, prevent heart attack and heart failure. These drugs are also used to remove excess fluid from the body when the body fluid volume is more than needed (conditions where the body develops edema).

 

The correct amount and method of taking Metolazone

Read the package leaflet carefully before starting treatment with this medicine. This brochure will help you to get comprehensive medication information about the drug and its possible side effects.

The dose and amount of Metolazone varies from person to person; Use the medicine exactly as your doctor advised. It is usually given once a day.

Take metolazone tablets regularly and at regular times.

As this drug is diuretic, it is best to take it at least 4 hours before bedtime.

If you forget to take your daily dose at the right time but soon forget to take it; But if you remember when the next dose is about an hour away, do not take the missed dose. You should not take two doses of the medicine together because of the missed dose.

 

Contraindications to metolazone

Note the expiration date of the metolazone medicine and do not take it if the medicine you are taking has expired.

Never give Metolazone to another person, even if you have the same symptoms.

Check for drug interactions with metolazone, and if you are taking a drug that interacts with this medication, talk to your doctor about using your medications.

 

Metolazone use during pregnancy and lactation

During pregnancy and lactation, you should not use the drug arbitrarily and without consulting your doctor.

 

The effect of taking Metolazone on driving

Metolazone causes dizziness and blurred vision. If you have these symptoms, avoid driving.

 

 Drug interaction with metolazone

Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.

Some of the drugs that may interact with this drug are: cholestyramine, cholestipol, diazoxide, digoxin, dofetilide, lithium.

Check labels on all your medications (such as cough and cold medications, diet supplements, or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen, naproxen). Because they may contain ingredients that can raise your blood pressure or worsen swelling (edema).

 

 Metolazone Warning

Some medications may not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best for your doctor to be aware of the following before taking metolazone:

  • If you are pregnant, planning to have a baby, or if you are breast-feeding.
  • If you have liver and kidney problems.
  • If you have gout.
  • If your blood mineral level is unbalanced.
  • If you have lupus.
  • If you are taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor's prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.
  • If you have a history of an allergic reaction to a drug.

 

Side effects of metolazone

All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away after a short time of taking the medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the physician should be informed:

feeling exhausted

Dizziness when standing

 Headache

Blurred vision

Decreased appetite

Diarrhea or constipation

Feeling sick, stomach ache or vomiting: If these symptoms are very severe and make you numb, see your doctor.

Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel may be due to Metolazone.

 

Side effects of metolazone overdose (metolazone poisoning)

Do not take more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.

If you feel that someone has been poisoned and you have symptoms such as extreme tiredness and weakness, decreased urination, shortness of breath, fainting and weakness (fainting), call the emergency room immediately.

 

Storage conditions of Metolazone

Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.

Keep the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.

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