Generic Lozol (Indapamide 1.5 mg) guide:
What is Generic Lozol?
Generic Lozol is a name used for all the drugs that are identical to the U.S.-marketed medication called Lozol but which are manufactured by other pharmaceutical companies. The preparations are used for the management of high blood pressure.
When Generic Lozol is used?
You can buy Generic Lozol if your therapist or cardiologists prescribes you Lozol or other medication with the active substance Indapamide to cope with edema (swelling) or high blood pressure. The medication can be also used for other purposes if your doctor thinks that it would be suitable. For example, sometimes a therapy with the drug is appointed to prevent complications of congestive heart failure and as a prophylaxis of stroke in elderly patients with cardiovascular diseases.
How to use the medication when you order Generic Lozol online?
You may wonder whether you would need a different dosage since you buy a generic version of the drug or not. The answer is no, the dosage is the same as if you would use brand-name medication. The pills are identical in the composition, effect, safety, and dosages of the active substance. Here you can find the general dosages based on the years of study of the preparation. However, it would be wise to consult your doctor first to be sure that these doses are suitable namely for you.
- For the therapy of high arterial pressure (hypertension), the starting treatment dosage is 1.25 mg taken once a day. It is preferable to take the pill in the morning to have an equal effect for the whole day. If the effect is insufficient, the dosage, but only if agreed with the doctor, can be increased up to 5 mg daily. Bear in mind that usually the increase is made gradually and higher dosages can result in the occurrence of adverse reactions.
- For the therapy of edema (swelling) associated with heart conditions, the starting treatment dosage is 2.5 mg taken once a day. The dosage also can be increased to 5 mg but also gradually and only if your doctor approves the dose changes.
These are dosages for adults only; the drug is contraindicated to be administered to children. It is also advised to monitor frequently electrolytes balance, especially in older patients and people who take the dosage higher than the starting one.
Dosage adjustments of Lozol
The drug should be carefully used by people with kidney and liver impairment, and preferably in reduced dosages.
How does Indapamide act?
The medication renders a diuretic, hypotensive, and vasodilating effects. It inhibits the re-absorption of sodium ions, increases the excretion of sodium ions, chloride, calcium and magnesium. Unlike other popular hypotensive drugs, it doesn’t affect the amount and release of angiotensin II but reduces the sensitivity of the vessels walls to the substance and also to norepinephrine. Lozol (Indapamide) suppresses the flow of the calcium ions to the smooth muscle cells of the blood vessels network thus reducing the systemic vascular resistance. It also lowers the production of free and stable oxygen radicals.
The medication is quickly absorbed when taken orally. The maximum concentration of the active substance in the blood plasma is achieved in 2 hours after the pill intake.
When taken in the dosage of 2.5 mg, the medication renders the maximum hypotensive effect with insignificant increase of diuretic effect.
What adverse reactions can Lozol (Indapamide) pills use cause?
Before you buy Lozol, you should get acquainted with the list of adverse reactions the medication can cause to be ready and know what measures you should undertake if they occur. Though we list here the most probable side effects, we still recommend you to consult your therapist about what can you expect and what actions they would require from you.
The most dangerous side effect that can occur when you use the pills is hypokalemia, i.e. low level of potassium in the blood. This condition can cause heart rate disturbances, dry mouth, muscle weakness and cramps. If you have any of these symptoms, you should seek medical assistance immediately, especially, if you had been taking higher dosages of the medication.
Other, less significant symptoms include dizziness, headache, diarrhea, constipation, nausea, indigestion, skin rash, and others.
Who should not use the medication?
You should not order Lozol online or procure it from your local pharmacies if you have any of these conditions: allergy or hypersensitivity to the components of the pills, any condition that results in the violation of the cerebral circulation, severe liver insufficiency, decompensated diabetes type 2, or gout.
The drug is also forbidden to pregnant women and during the breastfeeding. If you need the therapy with the medication while you breastfeed, you must stop breastfeeding temporary for the time of the treatment.
What drugs are incompatible with Lozol (Indapamide)?
You should know that certain medications are incompatible with others. To avoid the occurrence of negative effects, the lowering of the effect of one or another drug, make sure to check with your doctor that you don’t use any drugs that interfere with the action of Lozol and vice versa.
- Salicylates and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs lower the effect of Lozol. This combination can also contribute to the development of acute kidney failure in dehydration.
- The drug causes the increased concentrations of Lithium when the drugs are taken at the same day.
- Tetracosactide and glucocorticosteroids cause the sodium ions and water retention in the body what practically eliminates the effect of Indapamide.
- The risk of hypokalemia increases when you use Lozol with glucocorticosteroids, amphotericin, laxatives causing increased intestinal peristalsis.
- The risk of hyperkalemia is increased with the combination of the drug with potassium-sparing diuretics, especially in patients with kidney failure or diabetes type 2.
- Creatinine level in the blood increases when the drug is combined with Cyclosporin.
Note that here are listed only a few negative interactions that can harm your health. Before you buy Generic Indapamide, remember to inform your physician or cardiologist about all drugs, supplements, mixtures, herbs, and so on that you are using or plan to start using during the anti-hypertensive therapy.
What should you do in an overdose with Lozol (Indapamide)?
The overdose is highly unlikely to happen because the drug is toxic only in the dosage of 40 mg which is 8 times more than the maximum daily dosage. However, if you still think that you overdosed, check if you have the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, hypotension (blood pressure below norm), sleepiness, dizziness, increased or sharply decreased volume of urine, and inability to urinate. If you have these symptoms, within 2 hours after the pill intake, try to induce vomiting, take activated carbon or other sorbent, and seek medical assistance.
Is there a difference between the brand and generic?
There is a difference in the prices of the generic medications and brand-name drugs. They are also registered under different names. These are all differences. In everything else the medications are identical, i.e. they have the same formula, compound, and effect. Therefore, there is no need to get the expensive drug when you can order Generic Lozol and save more than half of the brand medication cost.
Where to buy Generic Lozol (Indapamide)?
The best way to get the drug from is our online medstore. We sell qualitative generics as well as the brand-name drugs with names familiar to you at the prices several times lower than your local drugstores. The reason why we can do so is that we are situated outside the U.S., in the country where the prices of the medications are more strictly controlled and manufacturers cannot simply set incredibly high prices for their products.
Another advantage of our pharmacy is that we sell the medication without prescription. It is also explained by the fact that we are in another country where such drugs are considered safe and are sold over-the-counter.
Lozol (Indapamide) shipping options
Wherever you reside, you can be sure that the drugs you order from Rxshop will be delivered to you. All orders are accompanied with tracking numbers even if you choose standard delivery. However, make sure to order the pills in advance while you still have the medication to lower your blood pressure as the cheapest delivery can take up to a month. If you need the pills sooner, you can opt for express delivery. Find out more from our FAQ section or contacting our pharmacists for more info.
Our doctor prescribes Indapamide online for free, and there is no doctor’s consultation fee.
All orders of Indapamide arrive in discrete unmarked parcels. We leave the shipment description blank.