Lozol Indapamide and/or alternatives
Lozol is used to treat hypertension, which is also known as high blood pressure. It belongs to the therapeutic class of Cardiovascular Agents, pharmacological class of Diuretics, and chemical class of Thiazide Related drugs. The generic name of the drug is Indapamide.
You will only be able to buy Lozol with a prescription from your doctor. The tablet must be taken orally. Read all the instructions on the patient leaflet carefully before taking the drug. If you have any doubt regarding the proper usage of this drug, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Don’t crush, chew or break the tablet. You may take Lozol with or without food. Take the tablet at the same time every day to get the best results.
Indications & Dosage of Lozol
Lozol helps in relaxing the blood vessels and thus results in the smooth circulation of blood. It also increases the amount of urine and gets rid of the extra water and salt in the body.
The dosage of Lozol depends on the medical condition of the patient and the response to the treatment. The recommended dosage of Lozol in adults is 2.5mg to 5mg per day. Follow the doctor’s instructions carefully while taking Lozol. Don’t take Lozol in excess or for a longer time than prescribed by the doctor. Don’t take the tablet within four hours of your bedtime to avoid getting up in the night for urination. Don’t share the drug with others even if the symptoms are the same. Don’t start, stop or change the drug without consulting the doctor. Take the medicine on time. Don’t take an overdose of Lozol. Get immediate medical attention in case of an overdose.
You must store Lozol at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees Celsius. Keep the tablets away from direct light, heat and moisture. Make sure that it is kept away from the reach of children and pets.
Side Effects & Interactions of Lozol
Common side effects of Lozol are:
- Increased thirst
- Dryness in the mouth
- Weak pulse
- Irregular heartbeat
- Muscle cramps
- Nausea and vomiting
- Mood changes
Less common side effects of Lozol are:
- Skin rash
- Loss of appetite
- Problems with sleeping
- Stomach upset
- Dizziness and lightheadedness
Consult your doctor immediately if the less common side effects persist.
The following drugs may interact with Lozol:
You must tell your doctor about all the medications that you are currently taking before you buy Lozol. This includes over-the-counter medications and herbal products.
Warnings & Precautions of Lozol
You must not use Lozol if you have:
- Diabetes mellitus
- A history of kidney or liver diseases
- High blood pressure
- An allergy to any of the ingredients in the drug
Lozol is less likely to affect the unborn baby. You may take the medicine even if you are pregnant. No studies have proven the negative effects of using Lozol during breastfeeding.
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