What is Lozol?

Lozol is a medication that is used to treat high blood pressure and oedema. It is in a class of drugs called diuretics, or “water pills.” Lozol works by helping your body get rid of excess water and salt.

High blood pressure is a common condition and when not treated, can cause serious problems such as heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, and aneurysms. Oedema is the swelling of tissues due to the accumulation of fluid. It can cause pain, difficulty breathing, and other serious problems.

Lozol

Health Benefits

Lozol is used to treat high blood pressure and oedema. By helping your body get rid of excess water, Lozol can reduce the risk of these conditions.

Lozol has also been shown to have other health benefits. In one study, Lozol was found to improve survival in people with heart failure. In another study, Lozol was found to reduce the risk of death and hospitalization in people with heart failure.

Side Effects

Lozol can cause side effects such as low blood pressure, dizziness, lightheadedness, and electrolyte imbalances. These side effects are usually mild and resolve on their own. more serious side effects include kidney problems, allergic reactions, and low blood sugar.

If you experience any of these side effects, stop taking Lozol and call your doctor right away.

Dosage

Lozol is available in tablets and capsules. The usual starting dose is 1 mg twice daily. Your doctor may increase your dose if needed. The maximum recommended dose is 4 mg per day.

Take Lozol exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take more or less than prescribed.

If you miss a dose of Lozol, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take two doses at once.

Interactions

Lozol can interact with other medications. Tell your doctor all prescription and over-the-counter medications and supplements you take. Lozol can interact with blood pressure medications, diuretics, heart medications, steroids, and lithium. These interactions can increase the risk of side effects or make Lozol less effective.

Do not start or stop any medication without talking to your doctor first.

Mechanism of Action

Lozol works by inhibiting the reabsorption of sodium and water in the kidneys. This action helps to reduce blood pressure and oedema.

Lozol is a diuretic, or “water pill.” Diuretics help to promote diuresis, or the increased production of urine. This helps to rid the body of excess water and salt.

Lozol is a potassium-sparing diuretic. This means that it does not cause potassium loss like other diuretics. Potassium is an electrolyte that is important for heart function.

Pharmacokinetics

Lozol is absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract and undergoes extensive first-pass metabolism in the liver. The bioavailability of Lozol is about 25%.

Lozol has a half-life of about 6 hours. It is metabolized in the liver and excreted by the kidneys.

Alternatives to Lozol

There are many alternatives to Lozol. Some of these include other diuretics, ACE inhibitors, beta blockers, and calcium channel blockers.

If you have high blood pressure or oedema, talk to your doctor about the best treatment options for you.

Clinical Trials

Lozol has been studied in several clinical trials. In one trial, Lozol was found to be effective in reducing blood pressure in people with hypertension. In another trial, Lozol was found to reduce the risk of death and hospitalization in people with heart failure.

If you have high blood pressure or oedema, talk to your doctor about whether Lozol is right for you.

Symptoms of an Overdose

If you think you have taken too much Lozol, call your doctor or poison control centre right away. Symptoms of an overdose include low blood pressure, dizziness, lightheadedness, and electrolyte imbalances.