Lozol Warnings and Precautions
Tell your healthcare provider if you have fluid or electrolyte problems, any allergies, diabetes, or gout before taking Lozol. Warnings and precautions also include watching for certain drug interactions, looking out for any symptoms of an electrolyte imbalance, and using the drug with caution if you are pregnant. Knowing these Lozol warnings and precautions before starting the medication can help ensure safe treatment.
- Kidney disease or kidney failure
- Fluid or electrolyte problems
- Any allergies, including allergies to sulfa drugs, foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you:
- Are pregnant or trying to become pregnant (see Indapamide and Pregnancy)
- Are breastfeeding (see Indapamide and Breastfeeding).
Tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you are currently taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
Some Lozol warnings and precautions to be aware of include:
- Lozol may affect electrolytes in the blood (including sodium and potassium). Therefore, your healthcare provider will regularly check these levels. If you notice any symptoms of a possible electrolyte imbalance, contact your healthcare provider. These symptoms may include:
o Dry moutho Thirsto Weaknesso Lethargyo Drowsinesso Restlessnesso Muscle pain or muscle crampso Low blood pressure (hypotension)o Decreased urinationo Rapid heart rate (tachycardia) or irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia)o Nausea or vomiting.
- If kidney problems seem to be getting worse (especially for those with very severe kidney disease), Lozol should be stopped because the drug can sometimes make kidney problems worse.
- There are a number of medicines that Lozol can interact with (see Lozol Drug Interactions).
- Lozol is also known to worsen gout.
- Lozol may cause high blood sugar (hyperglycemia) in people with diabetes or (in some cases) even cause diabetes in people without a history of the condition.
- Lozol is considered a pregnancy Category B medication. This means that it is probably safe to use during pregnancy, although the full risks are not known. Talk to your healthcare provider about the risks and benefits of using Lozol during pregnancy (see Indapamide and Pregnancy for more information).
- It is not known if Lozol passes through breast milk. Therefore, if you are breastfeeding or plan to start breastfeeding, be sure to talk with your healthcare provider about using Lozol (see Indapamide and Breastfeeding for more information).