Lozol is a diuretic, which is commonly referred to as a "water pill." Specifically, it is known as an "indoline" diuretic. Lozol is unlike any other diuretics; in fact, it is the only indoline diuretic. Although it is not entirely clear how Lozol works, it is thought that it works by increasing the amount of salt and water that the kidneys remove from the blood. This extra salt and water is passed out through urine. By increasing the amount of water removed from the blood, Lozol causes a decrease in blood volume. Because of this effect, Lozol can lower blood pressure and also help with water retention.
Lozol is not approved for use in children or adolescents, as it has not been adequately studied in these age groups. Talk to your child's healthcare provider about the benefits and risks of using Lozol in children.
On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend Lozol for treating a condition other than those listed above. This is called an "off-label" use. At this time, there are no universally accepted off-label Lozol uses.