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    Metolazone

    Information about Metolazone

    Metolazone uses

    Metolazone is used in hypertension and oedema.
    It treats oedema (fluid overload) associated with heart, liver, kidney or lung disease.

    How metolazone works

    Metolazone 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.

    Common side effects of metolazone

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

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    Expert advice for Metolazone

    • Metolazone 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 Metolazone, 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.

    Frequently asked questions for Metolazone

    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
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    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.

    Content on this page was last updated on 11 January, 2018, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)