Can You Get a Zaroxolyn Prescription Online?
Yes, you can get a Zaroxolyn prescription online with ease. Book an appointment with PlushCare and speak with a top U.S. doctor today. They can write or refill a prescription online and send it electronically to a pharmacy of your choice.
What is Zaroxolyn?
Zaroxolyn is a diuretic prescribed for treating edema (fluid retention and swelling) as well as hypertension (high blood pressure). Zaroxolyn is a brand-name version of metolazone. Zaroxolyn functions similarly to thiazide diuretics (such as Esidrix) but does not have a thiazide chemical structure.
Edema has many causes including sprains, bee stings, and infections. Zaroxolyn however, is only used to treat edema caused by liver, heart, or kidney failure.
Other types of diuretics also used to treat edema and hypertension:
- Hydrochlorothiazide (HTCZ; Esidrix)
- Metolazone (Mykrox)
- Torsemide (Demadex)
How Does Zaroxolyn Work?
Zaroxolyn acts on a tubule in the kidney by reducing how much salt is retained. This stimulates urination, and extra salts are expelled from the body along with the urine. The increase in urination causes a decrease in fluid retention, thus helping the body reduce edema.
Zaroxolyn and other thiazide diuretics differ from loop diuretics like Demadex because they act on different tubules in the kidneys. They are prescribed to treat the same conditions but have somewhat of a difference in effect.
It is poorly understood how diuretics cause blood pressure to lower.
Zaroxolyn Dosage and Treatment
Zaroxolyn is a tablet that is taken orally once a day. Dosages usually begin at the smallest recommended initial dose (5 mg) and are increased until the medication is successful in treating a person’s condition.
Recommended initial Zaroxolyn doses:
- Edema: 5 to 20 mg per day (1 to 4 tablets)
- Hypertension: 2.5 to 5 mg per day (½ to 1 tablet). Other hypertension medications might be used alongside Zaroxolyn.
Always follow the directions given to you by your doctor; dosages may be different from patient to patient.
Benefits of Zaroxolyn
Zaroxolyn can help reduce swelling associated with certain liver, kidney, or heart problems. It can also help lower blood pressure. Early treatment of hypertension is hugely beneficial for preventing severe health issues such as stroke.
Side Effects of Zaroxolyn
Severe allergic reactions to drugs are possible. Seek emergency care if you experience hives; rash; difficulty breathing, or swelling of the face, mouth, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor and stop using Zaroxolyn if you experience any of the following rare side effects of Zaroxolyn:
- Problems with vision or eye pain
- Dehydration symptoms such as dry mouth or throat; extreme thirst; muscle cramps or weakness; confusion; decreased urination; or difficulties urinating.
- Drowsiness or lightheadedness
- Fast or uneven heartbeat
- Numbness or tingling sensations
- Persistent nausea or vomiting
- Sore throat
- Jaundice (yellowing of skin or eyes)
- Decreased sexual function such as erectile dysfunction
Less severe but more common side effects including:
- Blurred vision
- Diarrhea, constipation, and nausea
- Decreased appetite
- Dizziness after standing
- Excessive urination
- Mild electrolyte imbalance
This is not a complete list of all side effects. If you experience any unlisted side effects, call your doctor.
Considerations and Precautions of Zaroxolyn
There are 763 drugs known to interact with Zaroxolyn, about 2% of these are severe. The most common or severe interactions are:
- Other diuretics (e.g. Esidrix)
- Other blood pressure medications
- NSAIDs (e.g. ibuprofen)
- Lithium and any other nonprescription products
Zaroxolyn may be dangerous for people with certain conditions. Be sure to tell your doctor if you have:
- Difficult urination or inability to urinate
- Mineral imbalance
- Liver, kidney, or heart issues
- Zaroxolyn can make a person more sensitive to the sun, tanning booths, or sunlamps.
- People with hypertension are sometimes put on low-salt diets, which can exacerbate mineral imbalance. Discuss this with your doctor before taking Zaroxolyn.
- If you are particularly sensitive to dizziness, taking Zaroxolyn should be done with extra caution.
- It is not likely that Zaroxolyn would harm an unborn baby, but it does pass into breast milk. Always speak with a doctor before taking medications while pregnant or breastfeeding.
Can You Buy Zaroxolyn Online?
Yes, you can buy Zaroxolyn online, but take caution when using the internet to purchase prescription medications. There are dangerous online “pharmacies” that pose a threat to your health and wallet.
Fortunately, there are reputable sites like PlushCare where you can talk to a doctor through an online appointment. If your doctor decides Zaroxolyn is appropriate for you, they can write or refill a prescription online and help you choose a trustworthy online pharmacy.
For more information on purchasing medications online see the FDA guide for choosing an online pharmacy.
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