Lozol is a diuretic. Lozol helps you make more urine and to lose salt and excess water from your body. Lozol is prescribed to treat high blood pressure. Lozol is prescribed to treat salt and water retention from heart failure.
Lozol controls high blood pressure but does not cure it.
Lozol is contraindicated if you have any of the following conditions:
- Kidney disease;
- History of irregular heart beats;
- Liver disease;
- Small amount of urine or difficulty passing urine;
- Systemic lupus erythematosus;
- An unusual or allergic reaction to Lozol, sulfa drugs, other drugs, foods, dyes, or preservatives;
- Pregnant or trying to get pregnant;
- Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to Lozol, sulfa drugs, or any other drugs.
- Tell your doctor and pharmacist what script and nonscript medications you are taking, especially other medications for high blood pressure, corticosteroids (e.g., prednisone), digoxin (Lanoxin), indomethacin (Indocin), lithium (Eskalith, Lithobid), probenecid (Benemid), and vitamins.
- Tell your doctor if you have or have ever had heart rhythm problems, diabetes, gout, or kidney, liver, thyroid, or parathyroid disease.
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding. Do not breast-feed while taking this medicine. If you become pregnant while taking Lozol, call your doctor.
- If you are having surgery, including dental surgery, tell the doctor or dentist that you are taking Lozol.
- You should know that this drug may make you drowsy. Do not drive a car or operate machinery until you know how this drug affects you.
Do not take Lozol with any of the following drugs:
- Heart drugs like digoxin;
- Other drugs for high blood pressure;
Lozol side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:
- Allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue;
- Anxious or restless;
- Blurred vision;
- Dry mouth;
- Infection or flu like symptoms;
- Irregular heartbeat;
- Muscle cramps or spasm;
- Redness, blistering, peeling or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth;
- Unusually weak or tired;
- Loss of appetite;
- Nausea, stomach upset;
- Muscle cramps;
- Upset stomach;
- Stomach cramps;
- Decreased sexual ability;
- Blurred vision;
- Rapid excessive weight loss;
- Severe skin rash with itching;
- Difficulty breathing or swallowing;
High Blood Pressure
The usual starting dose is 1.25 mg as a single daily dose taken in the morning. If Lozol does not seem to be working for you, your doctor may gradually increase your dosage up to 5 mg taken once a day.
Fluid Buildup in Congestive Heart Failure
The usual starting dose is 2.5 mg as a single daily dose taken in the morning. Your doctor may increase your dosage to 5 mg taken once daily.