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LOZOL (Indapamide) is a prescription medication that can treat edema (swelling caused by fluid buildup) and hypertension (high blood pressure). LOZOL belongs to the thiazide-diuretic class of medications.
LOZOL works by causing the kidneys to release extra water and electrolytes into the urine. LOZOL blocks the passage of sodium ions, so sodium cannot re-enter the bloodstream. Chloride ions and water molecules follow the excreted sodium.
LOZOL treats edema and hypertension by reducing the amount of fluid in the bloodstream.
For edema, the starting dose is LOZOL 2.5 mg by mouth once daily. The dose may be increased to a maximum of 5 mg once daily.
For hypertension, the starting dose is LOZOL 1.25 mg by mouth once daily. The maximum dose is 5 mg once daily.
The active ingredient in LOZOL is indapamide.
Tell your healthcare provider if you are taking any of the following medications:
LOZOL may cause photosensitivity (sensitivity to the sun). Use additional skin protection, like sunscreen, while taking LOZOL.
Do not use this medication if you have a documented history of sulfonamide ("sulfa") allergy.
Your healthcare provider should monitor your electrolyte levels while you are taking LOZOL. Hypokalemia (low potassium levels) have been reported, especially in older patients. There is also a risk that other electrolyte levels may decrease while taking LOZOL.
The most common (>5% of people) may include:
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