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Lazon 5 mg Tablet

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Overview

Introduction of Lazon Tablet

Lazon 5 mg Tablet is a type of diuretic (water pill). This medicine reduces excess fluid levels in the body and is used to treat edema (fluid overload) associated with heart, liver, kidney, or lung disease. It is also used in treatment of hypertension (high blood pressure).

Lazon 5 mg Tablet makes you lose excess water through urine. This medicine should be taken only during day time to avoid frequent urination at night. It may be used alone or in combination with other medicines and is effective even in kidney failure. Regular monitoring of kidney function and electrolytes is important while using this medicine. Dizziness and headache may occur as side effects initially, but these improve with time.

Lazon Tablet side effects

Common
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Increased blood uric acid
  • Decreased potassium level in blood
  • Glucose intolerance
  • Altered blood lipids

How to use Lazon Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Lazon 5 mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Lazon Tablet works

Lazon 5 mg Tablet is a thiazide diuretic. It lowers blood pressure and fluid retention in edema by removing the extra water and certain electrolytes from the body. Over time it also works by relaxing blood vessels and improving blood flow.

Lazon Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Lazon 5 mg Tablet Taking Metolazone with alcohol may have additive effects in lowering your blood pressure. You may experience headache, dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, and/or changes in pulse or heart rate.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Lazon 5 mg Tablet is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Lazon 5 mg Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Lazon 5 mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
As Lazon 5 mg Tablet may cause drowsiness, dizziness, blurred vision, or lightheadedness and this may affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Lazon 5 mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Lazon 5 mg Tablet is recommended.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Lazon 5 mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Lazon Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Lazon 5 mg 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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Expert Advice

  • Take it in the morning with breakfast to avoid getting up at night to urinate.
  • It makes you feel dizzy. Avoid driving and attention requiring activity until you know how it affects you.
  • Avoid alcohol intake while taking Lazon 5 mg Tablet as it may increase the dizziness. 
  • It may cause a sudden drop of sodium level in blood. Avoid low sodium diet while you are taking this medication.
  • Monitor your blood pressure after starting Lazon 5 mg Tablet, and notify your doctor if it does not lower down.
  • Notify your doctor if you experience dizziness, tiredness, or muscle weakness that does not go away.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding. 

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Lazon with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Ducort, Defmark, Zacdef
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Diabic, Glicla
SERIOUS
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SERIOUS
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SERIOUS
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SERIOUS
Brand(s): Exeed, Metcalf, Estimet
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

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FAQs

Q. Is metolazone potassium sparing diuretic/ loop diuretic/ beta blocker/ steroid/narcotic?

Metolazone belongs to the group of medicines called quinazoline and thiazide-like diuretic and it is not potassium sparing diuretic/ loop diuretic/ beta blocker/ steroid/narcotic

Q. Is metolazone discontinued?

No, metolazone is not discontinued

Q. Is metolazone stronger than Lasix?

Metolazone and furosemide (Lasix) belongs to same category of drugs (diuretics), but their effect may vary upon individual response

Q. Can you take metolazone with Lasix?

Metolazone and furosemide (Lasix) may sometimes be prescribed, but these combinations can lead to dehydration and electrolyte abnormalities. Always consult your physician for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required

Q. Does metolazone contain sulfa?

Yes, it contains sulfa. Chemically it is called as 7-chloro-2-methyl-4-oxo-3-o-tolyl-1, 2, 3, 4-tetrahydroquinazoline-6-sulfonamide

Q. Does metolazone get you high/ deplete potassium?

Metolazone causing the above side effects is uncommon or rare. However consult your doctor if you experience any of these side effects

Q. Does metolazone appear in breast milk?

Yes, metolazone gets excreted in breast milk. Patient should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use

Q. How long does metolazone take to work?

It depends upon disease condition and lot of other factors. Patient should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use.

Q. Can I use Lazon with Torasemide?

Both Lazon and Torasemide are diuretics and both can lower the blood potassium levels (hypokalemia). When given together, hypokalemia can be severe, causing muscle pains or cramps, loss of appetite, weakness, dizziness, or confusion. Inform your doctor if you have these symptoms and you are taking both the drugs. Take foods rich in potassium like orange or other citrus fruit juices or take a potassium supplement.

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