Medicine Overview of Metozide Tablet
Metozide 2.5mg Tablet is used in high blood pressure
It treats oedema (fluid overload) associated with heart, liver, kidney or lung disease.
Headache, Nausea, Increased blood uric acid, Decreased potassium level in blood, Glucose intolerance, Altered blood lipids.
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. Metozide 2.5mg Tablet is to be taken with food.
Metozide 2.5mg 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 Metozide Tablet
- Metozide 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 Metozide, 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.
Metozide Tablet related warnings
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.
Metozide 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.
Metozide 2.5mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
As Metozide 2.5mg Tablet may cause drowsiness, dizziness, blurred vision, or lightheadedness and this may affect your ability to drive.
Metozide 2.5mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Metozide 2.5mg Tablet is recommended.
There is limited information available on the use of Metozide 2.5mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
If you miss a dose of Metozide 2.5mg 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.
Frequently asked questions about Metozide Tablet
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 Metozide with Torasemide?
Both Metozide 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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Taking Metozide with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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