Lodoz 5 Tablet is a combination of two medicines used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure). It helps to control blood pressure when a single medication is not effective. It also helps to reduce chances of any future heart attack and stroke.
Lodoz 5 Tablet is taken with or without food preferably in the morning to avoid frequent urination at night. Keep taking it for as long as advised by your doctor. Even if you feel well, do not stop this medicine on your own because high blood pressure often has no symptoms. If you stop taking it, your condition may get worse. Keeping active with regular exercise, reducing your weight and eating a healthy diet will also help control your blood pressure. Follow your doctor’s advice while taking this medicine.
Before taking it, let your doctor know if you have any liver or kidney problems. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor for advice before taking this medicine. You also need to tell your doctor what other medicines you are taking especially those used to treat high blood pressure or heart conditions. You should have your blood pressure, kidney function, blood sugar level and the levels of salts such as potassium or magnesium checked regularly to make sure that this medicine is working properly.
BENEFITS OF LODOZ TABLET
In Hypertension (high blood pressure)
Lodoz 5 Tablet works by blocking the effects of some chemicals on your heart and blood vessels. It slows down your heart rate and helps the heart beat with less force. Additionally, it eliminates excess water from the body and increases urine output. This lowers your blood pressure and helps in reducing your risk of having a stroke, a heart attack, other heart problems, or kidney problems in the future. This medicine needs to be taken regularly to be effective, so keep taking it even if you feel well. Do not stop without talking to your doctor.
HOW TO USE LODOZ TABLET
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Lodoz 5 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
HOW LODOZ TABLET WORKS
Lodoz 5 Tablet is a combination of two blood-pressure lowering medicines: Bisoprolol and Hydrochlorothiazide. Bisoprolol is a beta blocker. It works specifically on the heart to improve its efficiency of pumping blood throughout the body. Hydrochlorothiazide is a diuretic which lowers blood pressure by removing extra water from the body. Over time it also relaxes blood vessels and improves blood flow.
Lodoz 5 Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Lodoz 5 Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Lodoz 5 Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Lodoz 5 Tablet alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Lodoz 5 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Lodoz 5 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular blood pressure monitoring is advisable for dose adjustment.
Lodoz 5 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Lodoz 5 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Interaction with drugs
Using the below medicines along with Lodoz 5 Tablet may reduce the efficacy or cause side effects.
- VITAMIN D3
- VITAMIN D₂
WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE LODOZ TABLET?
If you miss a dose of Lodoz 5 Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them
Common side effects of Lodoz
- Cold extremities
- Slow heart rate
- Increased blood uric acid
- Decreased potassium level in blood
- Glucose intolerance
- Altered blood lipid level
- Decreased magnesium level in blood
- Increased calcium level in blood
Q. For how long should I take LODOZ 5MG TABLET?
You should continue taking LODOZ 5MG TABLET unless your doctor tells you to stop the medicine. Blood pressure medicines will usually be taken for a lifetime to prevent complications due to high blood pressure. Your doctor may change treatment with another hypertension drug if you do not attain an effective therapeutic outcome with LODOZ 5MG TABLET.
Q. Can LODOZ 5MG TABLET be taken during pregnancy?
No, LODOZ 5MG TABLET is not recommended for use in pregnancy as it may cause serious harm to the pregnancy and unborn child by increasing the risk of miscarriage, premature birth, growth of the baby, low blood sugar level, and decreased heart rate of the new-born baby. Consult your doctor for advice before taking LODOZ 5MG TABLET.
Q. Does LODOZ 5MG TABLET increase urination?
Yes, LODOZ 5MG TABLET contains hydrochlorothiazide, a diuretic agent that removes excess fluid from the body through the kidneys, leading to increased urination and excretion. Excess water loss in the body may result in dehydration problems. During treatment with LODOZ 5MG TABLET, if you are always feeling tired and thirsty or have constant muscle cramps, immediately consult your doctor for advice.
Q. Can LODOZ 5MG TABLET cause photosensitivity reactions?
Yes, LODOZ 5MG TABLET may cause patients to become more sensitive to sunlight or ultraviolet radiation. Avoid going out or minimise exposure to natural sunlight or artificial UV rays. While going out, protect your skin by applying sunscreen protection cream with the approval of your doctor, which helps to prevent sunburn allergy reactions. Inform your doctor if you have a previous history of skin problems (such as non-melanoma skin cancer) before taking LODOZ 5MG TABLET.
Q. Does LODOZ 5MG TABLET impair the ability to drive?
Yes, LODOZ 5MG TABLET may cause dizziness, drowsiness, or tiredness, usually at the beginning of the treatment. Do not drive or operate any machines that require concentration because it can impair your ability to drive or work. You may ask someone to drive for you or follow appropriate precautions before driving after consulting with your doctor.
Pack size – 10
Pack form – tablet
Weight – 5 (gms)
Dimensions – 5 (cm) x 9 (cm) x 1 (cm)
Always read the patient information leaflet before commencing treatment.
Important: We advise you to always read the patient information leaflet inside the medication box, as the generic medication may not always entirely match the patient information leaflet listed. Please contact us if you have any questions.