Zytanix 2.5 mg (Metolazone)
What is metolazone?
Metolazone is a thiazide diuretic (water pill) that helps prevent your body from absorbing too much salt, which can cause fluid retention. Metolazone treats fluid retention (edema) in people with congestive heart failure, or a kidney disorder such as nephrotic syndrome. This medication is also used to treat high blood pressure hypertension). Metolazone may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.
What is the most important information I should know about metolazone?
Do not use this medication if you are unable to urinate, or if you have severe liver disease. Before using this medication, tell your doctor if you have liver disease, kidney disease, asthma, allergies, gout, diabetes, or an allergy to sulfa drugs. Avoid drinking alcohol, which can increase some of the side effects of metolazone. Avoid becoming overheated or dehydrated during exercise and in hot weather. Follow your doctor's instructions about the type and amount of liquids you should drink. In some cases, drinking too much liquid can be as unsafe as not drinking enough. There are many other medicines that can interact with metolazone. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor. Keep a list with you of all the medicines you use and show this list to any doctor or other healthcare provider who treats you. If you are being treated for high blood pressure, keep using this medication even if you feel fine. High blood pressure often has no symptoms.
What should I discuss with my doctor before taking metolazone?
Do not use this medication if you are allergic to metolazone, or if you have: severe liver disease; or if you are unable to urinate. If you have certain conditions, you may need a dose adjustment or special tests to safely take this medication. Before using metolazone, tell your doctor if you have: kidney disease; liver disease; gout; diabetes; or an allergy to sulfa drugs. FDA pregnancy category B. This medication is not expected to be harmful to an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment. Metolazone can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
How should I take metolazone?
Take this medication exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not take the medication in larger amounts, or take it for longer than recommended by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results from this medication. To be sure this medication is not causing harmful effects, your blood will need to be tested on a regular basis. Do not miss any scheduled appointments. Your blood and urine may both be tested if you have been vomiting or are dehydrated. If you need to have any type of surgery, tell the surgeon ahead of time that you are taking metolazone. You may need to stop using the medicine for a short time. If you are being treated for high blood pressure, keep using this medication even if you feel fine. High blood pressure often has no symptoms. Store the tablets at room temperature away from heat, light, and moisture.
What happens if I miss a dose?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the medicine at the next regularly scheduled time. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine. Overdose symptoms may include nausea, weakness, dizziness, dry mouth, thirst, muscle pain or weakness, feeling light-headed, or fainting.
What should I avoid while taking metolazone?
Avoid drinking alcohol, which can increase some of the side effects of metolazone. Avoid using other medicines that make you light-headed (narcotic pain medication, muscle relaxers, and medicine for seizures). They can add to the side effects of metolazone. Tell your doctor if you regularly use any of these medicines, or any other blood pressure medications. Avoid becoming overheated or dehydrated during exercise and in hot weather. Follow your doctor's instructions about the type and amount of liquids you should drink. In some cases, drinking too much liquid can be as unsafe as not drinking enough.
Metolazone side effects
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Stop using this medication and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as: dry mouth, thirst, nausea, vomiting; feeling weak, drowsy, restless, or light-headed; fast or uneven heartbeat; muscle pain or weakness; chest pain; urinating less than usual or not at all; or numbness or tingly feeling. Less serious side effects may include: dizziness; headache; joint pain; a red, blistering, peeling skin rash; or blurred vision.
Metolazone dosing information
Usual Adult Dose for Hypertension:
Initial dose: 2.5 mg orally once a day (Zaroxolyn) or
0.5 mg orally once a day (Mykrox).
Usual Adult Dose for Edema:
Initial dose: 5 mg orally once a day (Zaroxolyn) or
0.5 mg orally once a day (Mykrox).
What other drugs will affect metolazone?
Before taking this medication, tell your doctor if you are using any of the following drugs:
lithium (Lithobid, Eskalith);
methenamine (Hiprex, Mandelamine, Urex);
steroids (prednisone and others);
insulin or diabetic medicine you take by mouth;
a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin);
furosemide (Lasix) or other blood pressure medications;
|Manufacturer||Zydus Pharma, India|
EricFeb 02, 2016Best Medicine
it worked great for me and I'm very happy with the results .... thanks to my new doctor , it got rid of a lot of fluid that was inside of me and I thank God he gave then to me ... that is the only thing that worked for me . Now I'm lighter thanks to that lil small pill ....."