METADURE 2.5MG TABLET

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Micro Labs Ltd

Composition for METADURE 2.5MG TABLET

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Primarily used for

Fluid Retention (Edema), heart failure, hypertension
Potentiallyunsafewith
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Alcohol
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Driving
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₹5.0/tablet
10 tablets in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of METADURE TABLET

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Uses of METADURE TABLET

Metadure 2.5mg tablet is used in fluid retention (edema), heart failure, hypertension and kidney stone.
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Side effects of METADURE TABLET

Common

Headache, Nausea, Increased blood uric acid, Decreased potassium level in blood, Glucose intolerance, Altered blood lipids.

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How to use METADURE 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. It is better to take Metadure 2.5mg tablet with food.

How METADURE TABLET works

Metadure 2.5mg tablet lowers the blood pressure and swelling by removing extra water and electrolytes from the body.

In Depth Information on METADURE TABLET

Expert advice for METADURE TABLET

  • Do not take metolazone tablets, if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to sulfa drugs, thiazides, any other medications, metolazone or any of the other ingredients of metolazone tablet.
  • Do not take metolazone, if you are unable to urinate; if you have precoma or are in a coma caused by severe liver disease; if you have kidney or liver problem.
  • Avoid using metolazone, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Consult your doctor, if you have or ever had diabetes, gout, low blood sodium or potassium levels, systemic lupus erythematosus.
  • Avoid prolonged exposure to sunlight.
  • Do not drive or operate machinery after taking metolazone.
Warnings
Special precautions for METADURE 2.5MG TABLET
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Alcohol
CAUTION
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.
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Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Metadure 2.5mg tablet is probably safe to use during pregnancy.

Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
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Lactation
SAFE
Metadure 2.5mg tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
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Driving
CAUTION
Caution is advised when driving or operating machinery.
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Kidney
CAUTION
Caution should be used in patients with impaired renal function.
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Liver
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
DECMAX 4MG TABLET, GLI 2MG TABLET, ZITA PLUS 20MG TABLET, CYBLEX 60MG XR TABLET

Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Metolazone, 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.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for METADURE 2.5MG TABLET

Frequently asked questions for Metolazone

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 Metolazone with Torasemide?
Both Metolazone 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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