Metolazone Drug Information
Metolazone (Zaroxolyn®) is a diuretic commonly prescribed to treat:
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- Water retention (edema) caused by congestive heart failure (CHF) or kidney problems.
Although metolazone cannot cure these conditions, it can help increase the amount of water and salt the kidneys remove from the blood. This decrease in blood volume can help lower blood pressure and help the body get rid of extra fluid.
Most people have no problems with metolazone; however, this drug is not right for everyone. Prior to beginning treatment with metolazone, inform your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking and any other medical conditions you have, especially liver or kidney disease. Common side effects include dizziness, low blood pressure, and drowsiness.
(Click Metolazone for more information on this drug, including other side effects, generic availability, and what to do in cases of overdose.)