Lozol (generic name: Indapamide; brand name: Natrilix) is a diuretic (water pill).
Lozol is indicated for the treatment of high blood pressure. Lozol also reduces swelling (edema) and fluid retention caused by congestive heart failure.
Lozol works by preventing the kidney from reabsorbing (retaining in the body) salt and water that is destined to be eliminated in the urine. This results in increased urine output (diuresis).
Lozol also reduces the salt in the smooth muscle of the walls of blood vessels. The salt ultimately is eliminated in the urine. The loss of salt from the muscle causes the muscle to relax, and the relaxation of the vessels results in reduced blood pressure.
Follow the directions for using this medicine provided by your doctor. Take Lozol exactly as directed.
Take Lozol by mouth with or without food. Lozol is usually taken once a day, in the morning.
Lozol may increase the amount of urine or cause you to urinate more often when you first start taking it. To keep this from disturbing your sleep, try to take your dose before 6 pm.
If you miss a dose of Lozol and you are taking 1 dose daily, take the missed dose if you remember the same day. Skip the missed dose if you do not remember until the next day. Do not take 2 doses at once.
Store Lozol at room temperature, away from excess heat and moisture.
Before taking Lozol, tell your doctor if:
you are allergic to any medicines;
you have kidney or liver disease; or hypokalemia (low blood potassium levels);
you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
Active ingredient: indapamide.