Generic name: Indapamide
Brand name: Lozol
Lozol belongs to diuretics. It is usually prescribed to cure high blood pressure (hypertension) and to reduce the amount of water in the body.
Your doctor may prescribe this remedy for other purposes. Contact your physician if you need to learn more information about this drug.
Don’t stop treatment with Lozol earlier than it was prescribed by your doctor even if you notice improvements of your condition. Stopping the medication too early may worsen your condition. Be careful about doing dangerous tasks, driving, operating machinery or climbing until you are aware how this drug affects you. Don’t drink alcohol. Always contact a medic before giving Lozol to a child.
What information should I know before using Lozol?
Inform your physician if any of the ollowing conditions apply to you:
- Kidney disease
- Diabetes mellitus (sugar diabetes)
- Liver disease
- Gout or history of gout
Pregnancy Category B. Before using Lozol, inform your medical assistant if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
Inform your medical assistant if you have or had allergic reaction to this pill or any other pills or other types of allergies, such as to dyes, foods, animals or preservatives.
Visit your docotr regularly to check your progress. This medication may cause a low potassium level. To avoid this your physician may recommend you to take a potassium supplement, eat or drink foods that have a high potassium content (for example, orange or other citrus fruit juices), or take another drug.
Follow your docotor’s instructions about diet and taking potassium supplements. Contact your physician if you become sick and have continuing or severe diarrhea or vomiting.
If you take Lozol to treat high blood pressure: don’t take other medicine unless they have been prescribed by your medical assistant.
How do I take this medicine?
Note: This remedy was prescribed to you only. Don’t share this medicament with others. Follow strictly your doctor’s recommendations. Don’t take more or longer than your doctor recommended.
Be informed that Lozol may make you feel tired in the very beginnig of treatment. You may also urinate more often. These effects should lessen within some time. If you are recommended to take a dose once a day, take it in the morning. If you are prescribed to take more than one dose, take the last dose no later than 6 p.m., unless otherwise directed by your doctor.
If you take Lozol to treat high blood pressure: your physician may also recommend you diet and weight control. Remember that this drug will not cure high blood pressure. It only helps to control it.
The information in this section includes only the average doses. You need to follow the recommendations of your docotor in case your dose is different.
Adults should take Lozol orally once a day, the dose is from 2.5 to 5 milligrams.
What should I do if I miss the dose?
If you miss the dose, try to take it as soon as you have the opportunity. If it is time for your next dose, take only one dose. You don’t have to double the dose.
Taking any medicine in large doses you can have serious consequences for your health. If you feel an overdose, contact your health care professional instantly.
In large doses, this remedy may cause the following conditions:
- muscle pain
- dry mouth, thirst
Which side effects can I perceive from this remedy?
Contact your physician immediately if you notice any of the following serious side effects:
- mood or mental changes
- symptoms of an imbalance of water or potassium in the body
- increased thirst
- weak pulse
- nausea or vomiting
- irregular heartbeat
- dryness of mouth
- unusual tiredness or weakness
- muscle cramps or pain
Less serious side effects:
- skin rash
- loss of appetite
- stomach upset, diarrhea
- trouble in sleeping
- lightheadedness, dizziness especially when getting up from a lying or sitting position
This list of side effects may be not complete, others may occur. Inform your medical practitioners about all side effects you experience.
- diabetes or insulin pill taken orally
- other blood pressure pills
- NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) such as diclofenac (Voltaren), naproxen (Naprosyn, Aleve), aspirin, piroxicam (Feldene), ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil), indomethacin, and others
- baclofen (Lioresal)
- an ACE inhibitor such as benazepril (Lotensin), captopril (Capoten), enalapril (Vasotec), ramipril (Altace), lisinopril (Prinivil, Zestril), and others
- steroids (prednisone and others)
- salicylates such as Disalcid, Dolobid, Doan’s Pills, Salflex, aspirin, Tricosal, and others
- cisapride (Propulsid), sparfloxacin (Zagam), dofetilide (Tikosyn), pentamidine (Pentam, NebuPent), chloroquine (Arelan), clarithromycin (Biaxin), disopyramide (Norpace), bepridil (Vascor), thioridazine (Mellaril), sotalol (Betapace), haloperidol (Haldol), amiodarone (Cordarone, Pacerone), pimozide (Orap), erythromycin (Erythrocin, E.E.S), procainamide (Procan), droperidol (Inapsine) or quinidine (Quinaglute, Cardioquin)
This list of interactions may be not complete. Provide your medical practitioners entire list of medicines, herbs, dietary supplements or non-prescription drugs you take. Moreover tell them whether you drink alcohol, use illegal drugs or smoke. Particular items may interact with your drug.
Lozol should be stored at room temperature, in a tightly closed container. Protect from moisture, direct heat, and light. Do not store in the bathroom or near a sink. Keep Lozol out of the reach of children and away from animals.
Warning: Before taking the drug you need to consult your doctor. The information contained in this article is not intended to cover all possible precautions, drug interactions, adverse effects, directions, uses, allergic reactions or warnings.