Lozol

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Description

Drug Description

Lozol is an oral antihypertensive and diuretic. The diuretic drug components are polar sulfamoyl chlorobenzamide moiety and lipid soluble methylindoline moiety. The drug also contains microcrystalline cellulose, hypromellose, magnesium stearate, lactose, corn starch, coloring agent, pregelatinised starch, talc and polyethylene glycol.

Use

Lozol is used for the treatment of hypertension and urinary retention caused by congestive heart failure. The drug works by making the kidneys to release more water and salt. In case of hypotension, kidney dysfunction, strokes and heart failure can be prevented. Reducing the amount of salt and liquid in the body enables to reduce edema and breathing difficulty and can increase the body’s endurance.

Dosage

As Lozol is intended for oral use, it should be taken by mouth once a day, irrespective of the mealtime. The drug can increase amount of urine, making the patients to urinate very often. To avoid such problems, you should take the drug before 6 pm not to wake up at night.
The common initial dose of Lozol for hypertension is 1.25 mg, and the average recommended dose for liquid retention is 2.5 mg. However, your doctor may increase the dosage to 5 mg depending on the disease treated.
Take the drug at the same time every day to avoid skipping the dose. Keep this drug away from children. Older patients must take a lower dosage of the drug.

Adverse Effects

Common adverse effects of Lozol are: dehydration and hypokalemia, which can cause irregular heart rate and muscle fatigue. Another common adverse effects are hypomagnesaemia (reduced level of magnesium in blood), hypotension, blurred vision, head pain, vertigo, dizziness, high cholesterol, anxiety, potency problems, irritation and weakness.

Precautions

The first thing you should do is to inform your doctor about the diseases you suffered from, the drugs used for their treatment and the present illnesses. Patients suffering from the nervous system disorders must take this drug with great caution. Avoid getting exposed to the sun, as this medicine can make your body hypersensitive to the sun rays. If you’re going to have a surgery, you should tell your doctor that you’re currently taking Lozol.
Inform your doctor if you have allergy to Lozol or any other drugs. As this drug contains certain inactive components, it may cause allergic responses. Tell your physician if you suffer from any of the following diseases: kidney or renal dysfunction, gout, diabetes or recent nerve surgeries. Avoid drinking alcohol during the treatment, as it may cause sedative effect.