This drug is used to reduce high blood pressure which helps lessen the risks associated with strokes and heart attacks. It is also used to reduce any extra salt or fluid in the body which could occur due to congestive heart failure.
Drugs that belong to this category are commonly referred to as water pills. The main function of a water pill is to increase urine production in your body. This is done as a means of eliminating the excess salts and liquid in the body. As a result, the blood vessels are allowed to relax making it much easier for blood to flow through the vessels. This mechanism helps keep your blood pressure at healthy levels.
Lozol should be taken orally according to the dosage and frequency prescribed by your doctor. Typically, patients are told to take it once a day during the early hours. Since this pill induces the production of urine, you will need to urinate more often than you are used to. Taking the pill just before bed will cause disturbances to your sleep since you will have to constantly wake up in order to urinate.
It is important that this drug is taken regularly and that you don’t adjust the dosage without consulting your doctor.
Always inform your doctor or pharmacist about any allergies that you have had in the past to prevent any harmful reactions within the body.
Since Lozol flushes out salt in the body, it may cause your potassium levels to drop. If you need to take an extra supplement to fulfil your body’s potassium need, consult your doctor before doing so.
Inform your doctor about your medical history, especially regarding heart, liver, kidney and gout conditions. Patients with certain nerve disorders should also pay extra care before taking the drug. Avoid extended exposure during daytime because Lozol can make you more sensitive to the sun.
It is also important to tell your doctors about Lozol before any type of surgery.
Pregnant women can show symptoms of high blood pressure due to their pregnancy. This drug isn’t used to treat this condition. However, there may be instances where pregnant women are prescribed this drug if critically required for high blood pressure caused due to another reason.
You may feel dizzy when you first start using Lozol. However, the condition would diminish as your body gets used to the drug.
The main risk associated with Lozol is dehydration. In order to avoid your body from losing too much fluid, keep yourself hydrated by drinking a lot of water and healthy juices. Signs of a fast heartbeat or muscle cramps might occur due to dehydration. Keep your doctor informed regarding any changes that occur.
Diabetic patients may have a rare chance of getting affected by this drug because it has the ability to increase blood sugar levels. Take regular tests in order to ensure that you are safe. There could also be vision related issues in some patients due to Lozol.
If you notice any allergic reactions such as swelling and itching, contact a doctor immediately.