Metoz 2.5mg Tablet
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Metoz Tablet contains Metolazone as the active medicine which is a water pill i.e. it helps in removing excess water from your body through frequent urination and helps in reducing blood pressure and swelling which is caused by water retention. It is thus helpful in preventing heart diseases by controlling your blood pressure. Take this medicine in a dose and duration prescribed by your doctor. Do not stop taking this medicine on your own.
Uses of Metoz 2.5mg Tablet
Metoz Tablet is used to treat high blood pressure and swelling due to disorders of heart and kidneys.
Contraindications of Metoz 2.5mg Tablet
- If you are allergic to Metolazone or any other ingredients of this medicine.
- If you are having difficulty in Urination (anuria).
- Severe disorder of liver leading to loss of consciousness (Hepatic coma, Precoma).
Side effects of Metoz 2.5mg Tablet
- Dizziness on standing up suddenly from a lying position
- Drop in Blood Pressure
- Feeling sick
- Muscle weakness, cramps
- Joint pain
- Rashes and Urticaria
Precautions and Warnings of Metoz 2.5mg Tablet
Can I take Metoz Tablet during pregnancy?
Metoz Tablet should be avoided during pregnancy, as it may cause some adverse effects in the developing baby. Take this medicine only if considered essential by your doctor.
Can I take Metoz Tablet while breastfeeding?
Metoz Tablet should not be given to breastfeeding mothers as it passes in breastmilk and can harm the newborn baby. Take this medicine only if considered essential by your doctor and in such a case breastfeeding is usually discontinued for that period.
Can I drive if I have consumed Metoz Tablet?
Metoz Tablet can make you feel dizzy. Drive only if you are feeling comfortable and well oriented.
Can I consume alcohol with Metoz Tablet?
Alcohol consumption can make you dizzier. Avoid alcohol with Metoz Tablet.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- You are suffering from a severe liver disorder.
- If you are diabetic, then this medicine can increase your blood sugar levels. Regular monitoring of blood sugar level may be needed.
- You feel very weak or dizzy, muscle pain or cramps.
- Monitor your blood pressure regularly.
- You have pain in joints, inform your doctor and get uric acid levels checked.
- Your doctor may advise you to test electrolyte (sodium, potassium, magnesium, calcium) levels.
- You have difficulty in passing urine.
- Tell your doctor about any other medicines or herbal preparations that you have been taking.
Mode of Action of Metoz 2.5mg Tablet
How Does It Work?
Metolazone reduces the reabsorption of sodium salts from your kidneys. Decreased sodium reabsorption leads to the elimination of more water and salts such as sodium, potassium through frequent urination. Elimination of more water leads to lowering of blood pressure and reduction in swelling caused due to certain disorders of the heart and kidneys.
Directions for Use of Metoz 2.5mg Tablet
- Take Metoz Tablet as a whole with a sufficient amount of water.
- This medicine can be taken after meals or as directed by your doctor.
- Take this medicine preferably during morning hours to avoid sleep disturbance due to frequent urination at night.
Interactions of Metoz 2.5mg Tablet
Interactions with other medicines
- Concomitant use of Metoz Tablet with Lithium (medicine for some mental conditions) should be avoided, as it can cause Lithium toxicity.
- Concomitant use with other blood pressure medicines should be avoided unless needed; as it can lead to excessive lowering of blood pressure.
Storage and disposal of Metoz 2.5mg Tablet
This medicine should be stored away from direct sunlight at a temperature below 30ºC. Store in the original package, out of the reach of children and pets.
Dosage of Metoz 2.5mg Tablet
Symptoms of overdose may include dizziness, confusion, loss of orientation, drop in blood pressure, weakness, unconsciousness. If you have taken more than the prescribed dose of this medicine, then contact your doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
Missed a Dose
If you missed a dose of this medicine, then take it as soon as you remember. If it's time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose of this medicine to compensate for the missed one.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: For how long do I need to take Metoz Tablet?
A: Do not stop taking Metoz Tablet until unless your doctor advises you. If you suddenly stop taking medicines, then it can lead to a sudden increase in your blood pressure, which can be very dangerous. The doctor will gradually decrease the dose as per the body's needs.
Q: What precautions should I follow to control my high blood pressure?
A: Consult a doctor and follow his prescription Restrict salt intake in your diet Follow a low carb, low-fat diet Brisk walking for 30- 40 minutes every day shall help
Q: I am a diabetic patient. What precautions should I follow while taking Metoz Tablet?
A: Metoz Tablet can lead to a rise in your blood sugar levels. Regular monitoring of blood sugar is needed, along with this medicine. Your doctor may adjust the dosage of your medicines for diabetes accordingly.
Q: What should I expect from Metoz Tablet?
A: Metoz Tablet will reduce your blood pressure by increasing the elimination of water and salts from your body through urine. You should monitor your blood pressure, blood sugar and electrolyte level after beginning this medicine.
Q: When should I consume Metoz Tablet?
A: Metoz Tablet should be taken as advised by your doctor. It is given mostly during morning hours so that your sleep is not disturbed by frequent urination at night.
Last Updated on: 22 Mar 2021 | 10:37 AM (IST)
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