Metolazone is a prescription drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat hypertension and edema associated with congestive heart failure. In cases of pulmonary hypertension, Metolazone may be prescribed to reduce fluid retention and swelling.
Metolazone is a diuretic. Diuretics, also known as water pills, are believed to work by ridding your body of sodium and water through urination.
How do I take it?
Prescribing information states that Metolazone is generally taken once daily.
Metolazone comes in tablet form.
The FDA-approved label for Metolazone lists common side effects including headache, dizziness, fatigue, chest pain, muscle cramps, joint pain or swelling, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and constipation.
Rare but serious side effects listed for Metolazone include severe electrolyte imbalance, gout, and anaphylactic reactions.
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PAH and Diuretics — Pulmonary Hypertension R.N.
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