Metolazone is a blood pressure medication that helps lower blood pressure by eliminating excess fluids from the bloodstream. This medication must be taken orally once a day in order to keep blood pressure under control. Patients need to continue to take it after feeling better in order to continue to reap the benefits of the medication.
This medication initially causes frequent urination; after several weeks of taking the medication, your urinary system should stabilize again.
In some cases, patients may become dehydrated after taking the medication. If you experience severe muscle cramps, weakness, lightheadness and dry mouth, contact your doctor immediately. Dizziness and drowsiness can also be signs of low blood pressure.