Metolaz 2.5mg Tablet

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Centaur Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd

Composition for Metolaz 2.5mg Tablet

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Primarily used for

Hypertension, Heart failure, Fluid retention (edema)
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10 tablets in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of Metolaz Tablet

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Uses of Metolaz Tablet

Metolaz 2.5mg Tablet is used in hypertension, heart failure, Fluid retention (edema) and kidney stone.
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Side effects of Metolaz 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 Metolaz 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 Metolaz 2.5mg Tablet with food.

How Metolaz Tablet works

Metolaz 2.5mg tablet is a thiazide diuretic. It lowers blood pressure and fluid retention in edema by removing the extra water and electrolytes from the body.

In Depth Information on Metolaz Tablet

Expert advice for Metolaz 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.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Metolaz 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
Metolaz 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
Metolaz 2.5mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactatio
n. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.

As Metolaz 2.5mg Tablet may cause drowsiness, dizziness, blurred vision, or lightheadedness and this may affect your ability to drive.
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Kidney
SAFE
Metolaz 2.5mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney
disease. No dose adjustment of Metolaz 2.5mg Tablet is recommended.
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Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Metolaz
2.5mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Decmax 4mg Tablet, Gli 2mg Tablet, Glisen 1mg Tablet, Reclide 40 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 Metolaz 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 Metolaz with Torasemide?
Both Metolaz 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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