What happens if I miss a dose (Zaroxolyn)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the medicine at the next regularly scheduled time. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Zaroxolyn)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine.
Overdose symptoms may include nausea, weakness, dizziness, dry mouth, thirst, muscle pain or weakness, feeling light-headed, or fainting.
What should I avoid while taking metolazone (Zaroxolyn)?
Avoid drinking alcohol, which can increase some of the side effects of metolazone.
Avoid using other medicines that make you light-headed (narcotic pain medication, muscle relaxers, and medicine for seizures). They can add to the side effects of metolazone. Tell your doctor if you regularly use any of these medicines, or any other blood pressure medications.
Avoid becoming overheated or dehydrated during exercise and in hot weather. Follow your doctor's instructions about the type and amount of liquids you should drink. In some cases, drinking too much liquid can be as unsafe as not drinking enough.
What other drugs will affect metolazone (Zaroxolyn)?
Before taking this medication, tell your doctor if you are using any of the following drugs:
- lithium (Lithobid, Eskalith);
- digoxin (Lanoxin);
- methenamine (Hiprex, Mandelamine, Urex);
- steroids (prednisone and others);
- insulin or diabetic medicine you take by mouth;
- a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin);
- furosemide (Lasix) or other blood pressure medications;
- salicylates such as aspirin, Disalcid, Doan's Pills, Dolobid, Salflex, Tricosal, and others; or
- NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) such as aspirin, ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil), diclofenac (Voltaren), indomethacin, naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn), piroxicam (Feldene), nabumetone (Relafen), etodolac (Lodine), and others.
This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with metolazone. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about metolazone.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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