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Zytanix 5mg – Metolazone

Zytanix 5mg – Metolazone
Zytanix 5mg – Metolazone
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ZYTANIX 5MG - METOLAZONE

Metolazone - Pharmacology: Increases urinary excretion of sodium and chloride by inhibiting reabsorption in ascending limb of loop of Henle and early distal tubules.

Unlabeled Uses

Diabetes insipidus; osteoporosis.

Metolazone is a thiazide diuretic (water pill) that helps prevent your body from absorbing too much salt, which can cause fluid retention.

Metolazone treats fluid retention (edema) in people with congestive heart failure, or a kidney disorder such as nephrotic syndrome. This medication is also used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension).

Metolazone may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.


Oral Hypertension

Adult: Initially, 1.25 mg daily, adjusted after 3-4 wk according to response. Usual dose: 2.5-5 mg daily, either alone or with other antihypertensives. Maintenance dose: 5 mg on alternate days. Formulations with enhanced bioavailability: 0.5-1 mg daily.

Elderly: Initially, 2.5 mg/day or every other day. Oral Oedema

Adult: 5-10 mg daily, increased if necessary to 20 mg daily. Max: 80 mg in 24 hr.

Elderly: Initially, 2.5 mg/day or every other day.

Indications:

Adult: PO HTN Initial:1.25 mg/day, adjusted after 3-4 wk. Usual range: 2.5-5 mg/day, either alone or w/ other antihypertensives.

Maintenance: 5 mg on alternate days. Oedema 5-10 mg/day, up to 20 mg/day if needed. Max: 80 mg/24 hr.

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