food interaction for METOLACTONE
alcohol interaction for METOLACTONE
pregnancy interaction for METOLACTONE
lactation interaction for METOLACTONE
Spironolactone and 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.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
SALT INFORMATION for METOLACTONE
How it works
Common side effects
How it works
Common side effects
SUBSTITUTES for METOLACTONENo substitutes found
- Dr. Hemant GandhiMBBS, MD, DM
- Dr. R. R. KasliwalMBBS, MD, DM, Fellowship
- Dr. Sumeet SethiMBBS, DNB, DM
- Dr. Monik MehtaMBBS, MD, DM, Fellowship
- Dr. Tapan GhoseMBBS, DNB, MD, DNB, Fellowship, Fellowship
Expert advice for METOLACTONE
- 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.
Frequently asked questions for METOLACTONE
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.Is spironolactone an ACE inhibitor/thiazide diuretic/corticosteroid/steroid/ beta blocker?
No, spironolactone belongs to a class of medications called aldosterone receptor antagonists
Q.Is spironolactone safe?
Spironolactone is safe, if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Q.Is spironolactone over the counter drug?
No, it is available as prescription drug
Q.Is spironolactone used for weight control, birth control, for acne, loss of hair?
No, spironolactone is used in the treatment of failure of heart, resulting in fluid build-up in lungs or other body tissue (congestive cardiac failure), chronic liver disease (hepatic cirrhosis) with accumulation of fluid in peritoneum liver (ascites and edema), malignant ascites, nephrotic syndrome, diagnosis and treatment of primary aldosteronism
Q.What is spironolactone/Dytor plus/Aldactone?
Spironolactone/Dytor plus/Aldactone belongs to a class of medications called aldosterone receptor antagonists
Q.Can spironolactone/Dytor plus/Aldactone cause cancer, hair loss, depression, insomnia, lower blood pressure, constipation, increase estrogen, weight loss?
Spironolactone/Dytor plus/Aldactone can causes hair loss, increase estrogen constipation. Always consult your doctor about possible side effects
Q.Can i take spironolactone/Aldactone with ibuprofen/vitamins/ antibiotics/ phentermine/ metformin amoxicillin/ Adderall(amphetamine and dextroamphitamine/ Accutane (isotretinoin)/ Benadryl (diphenhydramine)/ Tylenol (acetaminophen)/ Lasix (furosemide)?
Indometacin may increase the diuretic effect of spironolactone. Patients should follow doctors advice regarding its use
Q.Does spironolactone affect birth control?
No, Always consult your doctor about possible effects.