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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Zaroxolyn (Overview)

Zaroxolyn is a thiazide agent which is a kind of water pill or diuretic (heart failure drug, cardiovascular drug).


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Are lozol and zaroxolyn (metolazone) prescribed a lot?

Are lozol and zaroxolyn (metolazone) prescribed a lot?

Not unusually: Both are relatively frequently used medications for diuresis. However, they belong to the mild diuretics category unless combined with other diuretics. Zaroxylyn in particular has the claim of fame of being effective if added to Furosemide in patients with resistant diuresis with chf. By itself, it is used infrequently and other cheaper thiazides (same family) do the same effect e.g. Hctz (hydrochlorothiazide). ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Lavi
6 doctors shared insights

Zaroxolyn (Overview)

Zaroxolyn is a thiazide agent which is a kind of water pill or diuretic (heart failure drug, cardiovascular drug).


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Are lozol and zaroxolyn (metolazone) prescribed a lot?

Not unusually: Both are relatively frequently used medications for diuresis. However, they belong to the mild diuretics category unless combined with other diuretics. Zaroxylyn in particular has the claim of fame of being effective if added to Furosemide in patients with resistant diuresis with chf. By itself, it is used infrequently and other cheaper thiazides (same family) do the same effect e.g. Hctz (hydrochlorothiazide). ...Read more

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Bun creatinine high taking lasix 60 3 days week zaroxolyn (metolazone) 5 mg had chf in march, have afib on heart meds too. help?

Bun creatinine high taking lasix 60 3 days week zaroxolyn (metolazone) 5 mg had chf in march,  have afib on heart meds too. help?

Labs: The increase in your creatinine can be dye to many reason. HF itself can cause abnormal kidney function. Excessive use of Lasix (furosemide) also can make things worse. Suggest you see a kidney doc soon and seek input. Testing is needed including a urine test and a detailed history and exam. Best of luck ...Read more

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If taking metolazone, what are effects?

If taking metolazone, what are effects?

Metolazone: Some of the side effects include dizziness, lower BP upon standing up and electrolyte imbalances, which could result in cardiac arrhythmia. ...Read more

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Is metolazone for kidneys or high blood pressure?

Is metolazone for kidneys or high blood pressure?

See below: Metolazone is a weak diuretic or "water pill" or more correctly eliminates salt from your body.Salt retention by kidneys can cause high blood presssure.This medication works best with Furosemide or Lasix (furosemide) and needs to be given in combination. Care should be exercised for electrolyte disturbances while taking this medication alone or in combination. ...Read more

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Can I take metolazone (5mg) in the morning and hydrochlorothiazide (25mg) in the evening together with furosemide (60mg) for stubborn edema?

Can I take metolazone (5mg) in the morning and hydrochlorothiazide (25mg) in the evening together with furosemide (60mg) for stubborn edema?

No: They are drugs of the same class and there's no benefit in taking both. You list nephrotic syndrome. You will likely need a higher dose of lasix (furosemide). I would start by trying 60 mg twice day (with supervision! as it is dangerous to do this on your own!). Alternatively, change lasix (furosemide) to torsemide which is more potent. ...Read more

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Am I dying?

Am I dying?

We all are: A 3-word question with no details... well, life is short on Earth, regardless of whether a person lives 3 days, 3000 days, or 30,000 days. It is not length of one's life that matters, but the quality of the life lived. The goal is not to live a long life, but to live a good life. Even if a person makes it all the way to age 82, that's only 30,000 days. ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Metolazone (Definition)

Metolazone is a thiazide agent which is a kind of water pill or diuretic (heart ...Read more