Lozol is not just used for treating hypertension but can also be used for relieving salt and fluid retention in your body.
Following the dosage instructions of your doctor is the best way to use any medication. If you are unsure or do not remember the instructions then you may read the medicine label for more detailed information.
You may choose to take Lozol with a meal or without one, but preferably in the day time.
It is very important that you complete the dosage schedule and do not interrupt it in between without seeking prior consultation from your doctor.
Taking your medication at the same time each day is a tried and tested method to avoid missing any doses.
Despite your best attempts at remembering, if you still miss out on a dose, then take it as soon as you remember about it. But keep in mind that you will have to adjust your next dose by spacing it out by 4 to 5 hours. If this is not possible, then the best thing to do would be to skip the missed dose and continue with your normal dosage schedule.
Never try to compensate for the missed dose by taking a double dose together. It may cause adverse effects.
Store Lozol at room temperature. Always keep it in a cool dark place that is not directly exposed to sources of heat or moisture and sunlight. Protect it from kids and pets.
An overdose of Lozol may have adverse effects that require immediate medical attention. Contact the nearest emergency center immediately if you notice effects like extreme fluid loss, nausea, vomiting, stomach disorders and even weakness.
Doctors advise against using Lozol if you are allergic to any ingredient in it or if you have any allergies towards any sulfonamide medicine.
Discuss your past/current medical history in detail with your doctor before beginning treatment with any new medication. If you are using any herbal supplements or over the counter medication, including vitamin pills, then mention it to your doctor. It is advisable that you indulge in eating potassium rich foods in order to combat against the low potassium levels in your body.
Your condition might be monitored or the dosage might be modified to suit you if you are prone to developing severe rash, breathing difficulties, hives, or dizziness.
Lozol may increase the risk of getting dizziness or drowsiness. This risk greatly increases if you combine it with alcoholic beverages. So please avoid them while using Lozol. Also, avoid undertaking any tasks which require mental alertness (driving, handling heavy machinery etc).
Since it is not known if or not Lozol is found in breast milk, yet it is not recommended for breast feeding women.
Most medications have some kind of side effects associated with them. The commonest of these side effects are temporary and mild and fade away without any special attention.
These include Hypokalemia, muscle weakness, dizziness along with lightheadedness, headache, a blurred vision, rash, nervousness, photosensitivity, fatigue and agitation.
However, in some cases, these mild side effects may persist or become bothersome. In such cases, seek medical attention.
Also, in some rare cases, it may lead to severe side effects like impotence, with an excess loss of sodium, increased cholesterol and an increased uric acid concentration in the blood.
Seek medical attention if you notice any of these side effects.
Side effects that are not listed here may also occur.