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. Because this medication increases urination, it is best taken in the morning to avoid having to get up in the night to urinate.
Lozol belongs to a group of drugs called diuretics “water pills” which help the body get rid of excess fluid by increasing the amount of salt and water the kidneys remove from the blood. 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.
Lozol Side Effects
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
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.