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METORAL 5 MG TABLET

Dr Reddy's Laboratories Ltd

Composition for METORAL 5 MG TABLET

Prescription Required

Primary uses of METORAL 5 MG TABLET

Potentiallyunsafewith
Alcohol
DISCONTINUED
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Medicine Overview of Metoral Tablet

Uses of Metoral Tablet

METORAL 5 MG TABLET is used in high blood pressure and oedema. It treats oedema (fluid overload) associated with heart, liver, kidney or lung disease.

Metoral Tablet side effects

Common

Side Effects of Metoral are Headache, Nausea, Increased blood uric acid, Decreased potassium level in blood, Glucose intolerance, Altered blood lipids.

How to use Metoral 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. METORAL 5 MG TABLET is to be taken with food.

How Metoral Tablet works

METORAL 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.

In Depth Information on Metoral Tablet

Expert advice for Metoral Tablet

  • METORAL 5 MG TABLET helps lower blood pressure and also removes excess water from your body.
  • Take it in the morning with breakfast to avoid getting up at night to urinate.
  • May cause dizziness in the initial days of treatment.
  • Monitor your blood pressure after starting METORAL 5 MG TABLET, and notify your doctor if it hasn't gone down.
  • Notify your doctor if you experience dizziness, tiredness, or muscle weakness that doesn't go away.
  • Requires routine blood tests to monitor your kidney function.
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Metoral Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Metoral Tablet
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.
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
METORAL 5 MG 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.
Lactation
METORAL 5 MG TABLET is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
As METORAL 5 MG TABLET may cause drowsiness, dizziness, blurred vision, or lightheadedness and this may affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE
METORAL 5 MG TABLET is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of METORAL 5 MG TABLET is recommended.
Liver
There is limited information available on the use of METORAL 5 MG TABLET in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Metoral Tablet?uses

If you miss a dose of METORAL 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.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Metoral Tablet

Frequently asked questions about 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 Metoral with Torasemide?
Both Metoral 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.

Severely interacts with other drugs like

Taking Metoral with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Metoral with Nimodipine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Nimodipine: Nimpod
Metoral with Repaglinide
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Repaglinide: Ripadep, Lunch ON, Page, Repage
Metoral with Triamcinolone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Triamcinolone: Darcort, Trilone, Mycort, Presticort-T, Cortina, Trilon, Stancort, Oraways, Triroid, Acort
Metoral with S-Amlodipine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition S-Amlodipine: Samwell, S-Amcard, Esam, Simlidep, S-Amlopress, Big Dvr
Metoral with Insulin Glulisine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Insulin Glulisine: Apidra
Metoral with Nifedipine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Nifedipine: Finidin, Calnif, Depicor, Calbloc, Calcigard, Nicardia, Nepin, Nefidipine, Cardipin, Depin, Nifelat
Metoral with Benidipine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Benidipine: Benikite, Caritec
Metoral with Glipizide
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Glipizide: Glunase, Glazulin, Egly, Glyson, Lipi, Glynase
Metoral with Acarbose
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Acarbose: Diadose, Abacus, Disorb, AC Z, Glubose, K Carb
Metoral with Betamethasone
SERIOUS
Metoral with Tolbutamide
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Tolbutamide: Told, Rastinon
Metoral with Glibenclamide
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Glibenclamide: No Gluco, D Con, Semi Daonil, Daonil, Semi-Euglucon, Aviglen, Glybovin, Gliconil
Metoral with Sitagliptin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Sitagliptin: Januvia, Istavel
Metoral with Nateglinide
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Nateglinide: Natiz, Glinate
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Loteprednol etabonate: Lotesol, Lotechek, Lotepred
Metoral with Lercanidipine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Lercanidipine: Lotensyl
Metoral with Sodium Bicarbonate
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Sodium Bicarbonate: Sodamax, Sobinix, Sobimed, Soda Bicarb Glycerin
Metoral with Insulin Lispro
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Insulin Lispro: Humalog

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