1  2  3  
  • Basic Info
Licensed from
Generic: metolazone
View All Brands
It increases the amount of urine passed, which causes the body to lose salt and water

To get info about second drug, type a name above.

What is this medicine?

METOLAZONE (me TOLE a zone) is a diuretic. It increases the amount of urine passed, which causes the body to lose salt and water. This medicine is used to treat high blood pressure. It is also reduces the swelling and water retention caused by heart or kidney disease.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • diabetes
  • gout
  • immune system problems, like lupus
  • kidney disease
  • liver disease
  • pancreatitis
  • small amount of urine or difficulty passing urine
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to metolazone, sulfa drugs, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast- feeding

How should I use this medicine?

Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Remember that you will need to pass urine frequently after taking this medicine. Do not take your doses at a time of day that will cause you problems. Do not take at bedtime. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. Do not stop taking except on your doctor's advice.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

What may interact with this medicine?

  • alcohol
  • antiinflammatory drugs for pain or swelling
  • barbiturates for sleep or seizure control
  • digoxin
  • dofetilide
  • lithium
  • medicines for blood sugar
  • medicines for high blood pressure
  • medicines that relax muscles for surgery
  • methenamine
  • other diuretics
  • some medicines for pain
  • steroid hormones like cortisone, hydrocortisone, and prednisone
  • warfarin

 1  2  3