metolazone, Zaroxolyn, Diulo (Discontinued); Mykrox (Discontinued) (cont.)

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SIDE EFFECTS: Metolazone generally is well tolerated. Common side effects of metolazone are:

About 1 out of every 10 patients report dizziness, lightheadedness, and headache. Fatigue has been reported in 1 out of every 25 patients. About 1 out of every 50 patients reports:

Thiazide diuretics, which are chemically related to metolazone, are known to increase the amount of uric acid in the blood. Precipitation of gout (which is associated with high uric acid) is rare. Metolazone can increase blood sugar in people with diabetes.



PREPARATIONS: Tablets: 2.5, 5, and 10 mg.

STORAGE: Tablets should be stored at room temperature, 15 C - 30 C (59 F - 86 F).

DOSING: The recommended dose is 2.5 to 5 mg for hypertension and 2.5-20 mg for treating edema.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/3/2015

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