Zaroxolyn Generic name is Metolazone
Zaroxolyn is treatment of high blood pressure and other conditions is excess fluid from the body. Metolazone belongs to the class of medications called diuretics. Metolazone is a quinazoline diuretic, with properties generally similar to the thiazide diuretics. The actions of metolazone result from interference with the renal tubular mechanism of electrolyte reabsorption.
Metolazone acts primarily to inhibit sodium reabsorption at the cortical diluting site and to a lesser extent in the proximal convoluted tubule. Sodium and chloride ions are excreted in approximately equivalent amounts. The increased delivery of sodium to the distal-tubular exchange site results in increased potassium excretion. When metolazone is given, diuresis and saluresis usually begin within one hour and persist for 24 hours depending on the dose.
Zaroxolyn is used to treat blood pressure and to remove excessive water (edema) that occurs in such conditions as congestive heart failure and kidney disease. Zaroxolyn can be used alone or with other high blood pressure medications.
Zaroxolyn is also occasionally prescribed for kidney stones. These conditions include congestive heart failure and kidney disease. Diuretics prompt your body to produce and eliminate more urine, which helps lower blood pressure. Many things can affect the dose of medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications.The effect may be prolonged beyond 24 hours particularly at the higher recommended dosages.
Metolazone can cause high blood sugar in diabetic patients. Metolazone generally is well tolerated. During metolazone therapy. Zaroxolyn may not work in harmony with all drugs. Hypercalcemia (high blood calcium) also may occur. It is very important to take this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor.Metolazone should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. Metolazone passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
Uses of Zaroxolyn Medication
Zaroxolyn take food and without food. Take metolazone tablets by mouth. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Swallow the tablets with a drink of water. Take your doses at regular intervals. Take this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor.Store the tablets at room temperature 15-30°C (59-86°F).and keep away from heat, light, and moisture.
Side Effects of Zaroxolyn Medication
Side effects cannot be anticipated. Zaroxolyn Medication most common side effects include is Artery damage, blood abnormalities, chest pain/discomfort, fainting, inflammation of the pancreas, joint pain, weakness, yellow eyes and skin. If develop and change in intensity,call your doctor.