What is Metoral (Metolazone) used for?
Metoral (Metolazone) prevents fluid retention by helping to prevent the body from absorbing excessive amounts of salt. This drug is a type of thiazide diuretic that treats edema, also known as fluid retention in patients suffering from congestive heart failure or patients with kidney disorders such as nephrotic syndrome. It is also prescribed as a treatment for high blood pressure.
How should I use Metoral (Metolazone)?
Metoral (Metolazone) tablets should be taken by mouth, and swallowed whole. You may be prescribed 2.5mg to 5mg per day, depending on the condition being treated. Only use this drug as directed by your physician. Patients should note that it can take 3 to 6 weeks for an improvement in their condition to be noticed.
What are the side effects of Metoral (Metolazone)?
Side effects of Metoral (Metolazone) may include:
Every patient taking this drug should be aware of all the potential side effects, and should note that there is also a risk of serious side effects associated with this drug. Serious side effects require immediate medical attention.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Metoral (Metolazone). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.