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Lozol

Drug Name: Lozol

Drug ID: 235

Nutritional Considerations

  • Take with food to decrease stomach upset.

    1. Facts and Comparisons, Clinisphere 2.0, Wolters Kluwer Company, 2000
    2. Pronsky, Z Food Medication Interactions, 11th edition, 1999
  • May need potassium and magnesium supplements, monitor electrolyte levels.

    1. Facts and Comparisons, Clinisphere 2.0, Wolters Kluwer Company, 2000
    2. Pronsky, Z Food Medication Interactions, 11th edition, 1999
  • Use with caution in diabetics because the drug could increase sugar levels.

    1. Facts and Comparisons, Clinisphere 2.0, Wolters Kluwer Company, 2000
  • Limit or avoid alcohol.

    1. Facts and Comparisons, Clinisphere 2.0, Wolters Kluwer Company, 2000
    2. Pronsky, Z Food Medication Interactions, 11th edition, 1999
  • Zinc deficiency is also possible.

    1. Mountokalakis T, Dourakis S, Karatzas N, et al: Zinc deficiency in mild hypertensive patients treated with diuretics, J Hypertens Suppl, 1984, 2(3):S571-2
    2. Reyes AJ, Leary WP, Lockett CJ, et al. Diuretics and zinc. S Afr Med J 1982;62:373-75.
    3. Roe, DA: Handbook on Drug and Nutrient Interactions, 5th edition, 1994

Herbal Considerations

  • Avoid natural licorice.

    1. Pronsky, Z Food Medication Interactions, 11th edition, 1999
    2. Shintani S, Murase H, Tsukagoshi H, Shiigai T. Glycyrrhizin (licorice)-induced hypokalemic myopathy. Report of two cases and review of the literature. Eur Neurol 1992;32:44-51.
    3. Wichtl M: Herbal Drugs and Phytopharmaceuticals, 1994
  • Cascara sagrada, rhubarb plant and senna aggravate potassium loss caused by diuretics.

    1. Blumenthal, M (Ed.): The Complete German Commission E Monographs: Therapeutic Guide to Herbal Medicines. American Botanical Council. Austin, TX. 1998
  • These herbs have cardioactive properties and may increase the side effects of lozol if used together. They are: black hellebore, calamus, cereus, cola, coltsfoot, devil's claw, European mistletoe, fenugreek, fumitory, digitalis leaf, hedge mustard, figwort, lily of the valley roots, motherwort, pleurisy root, squill bulb leaf scales, white horehound, mate, scotch broom flower, shepherd's purse, and wild carrot.

    1. Blumenthal, M (Ed.): The Complete German Commission E Monographs: Therapeutic Guide to Herbal Medicines. American Botanical Council. Austin, TX. 1998
    2. Newall CA, Anderson LA, Phillipson JD. Herbal Medicines: A Guide for Health-care Professionals. London: The Pharmaceutical Press, 1996
    3. PDR for Herbal Medicines, 2nd edition, Medical Economics Company, 2000

NDC Codes

00075008223, 00075070000, 00075070099, 00801008223, 00801070000, 00801070099, 19458055001, 49035010201, 49035014101, 52985006201, 52985021501, 54569057900, 54868129500, 54868129501