Zaroxolyn assists the kidneys in removing salt and fluid from the body, which helps to lower blood pressure. This can lessen the work that the heart must do and help to ward off heart disease. By lowering the body's fluid levels, zaroxolyn can also aid in the treatment of edema, or swelling. This may help with symptoms like fatigue and shortness of breath.
What are the possible side effects of Zaroxolyn?
Zaroxolyn's most frequent side effects include:
-More frequent urination
Among the less frequent side effects are:
Low potassium levels in the blood
- Allergy symptoms
Stop using Zaroxolyn right away if you experience any of the following serious side effects, and seek immediate medical attention.
-An allergic reaction's telltale symptoms, such as hives, a rash, trouble breathing, or swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat.
-Less urination or none at all.
-A change in mental state or confusion.
-Weakness or muscle cramps.
-Tingling or numbness in the lips, feet, or hands.
How to Use and Prepare
Tablets of Zaroxolyn are available and are typically taken once daily. The risk of stomach upset can be decreased by taking the tablets with food or milk.
If you take any other medications, herbs, or vitamins, Zaroxolyn may interact with them. Before beginning Zaroxolyn, be sure to discuss all the medications you are currently taking with your healthcare provider.
Zaroxolyn may interact with a number of drugs, including:
-ACE inhibitors, such as captopril (Capoten) and lisinopril (Prinivil, Zestril)
Losartan (Cozaar) and valsartan (Diovan), angiotensin II receptor blockers
-Lithium (Lithobid, Eskalith)
-Adequate potassium intake
The following herbs and dietary supplements may interact with zaroxolyn:
There may be food interactions with zaroxolyn as well. Before starting Zaroxolyn, be sure to discuss all the foods and beverages you consume with your healthcare provider.
Zaroxolyn may react negatively with certain foods, such as:
-Ketone-containing saltsubstitutes, such as NoSalt and Nu salt
-Foods high in potassium,
Mechanism of Action
Zaroxolyn functions by assisting the kidneys in eliminating salt and fluid from the body. This can lessen the work that the heart must do and help to ward off heart disease. By lowering the body's fluid levels, zaroxolyn can also aid in the treatment of edema, or swelling. This may help with symptoms like fatigue and shortness of breath.
Zaroxolyn is absorbed through the digestive system and reaches its peak levels in 1-3 hours. Zaroxolyn has a half-life of 6 to 9 hours. The kidneys eliminate zaroxolyn.
How long does it take for Zaroxolyn to work?
Within a few hours of taking the medication, Zaroxolyn starts to take effect. However, it might take a few days before Zaroxolyn's full effects become apparent.
Long-term use of Zaroxolyn
Zaroxolyn is designed to be taken only temporarily. It is not intended for prolonged use. If you need to take Zaroxolyn for a period of time longer than a few days, discuss the advantages and disadvantages of long-term use with your doctor.