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Metalozone is a very potent diuretic of the thiazide family.
Side effects to watch for:
[QUOTE]• Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
• Stop using this medication and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:
· dry mouth, thirst, nausea, vomiting;
· feeling weak, drowsy, restless, or light-headed;
· fast or uneven heartbeat;
· muscle pain or weakness;
· chest pain;
· urinating less than usual or not at all; or
· numbness or tingly feeling.
• Continue using metolazone and talk with your doctor if you have any of these less serious side effects:
· dizziness;
· headache;
· joint pain;
· a red, blistering, peeling skin rash; or
· blurred vision.

What condition are they treating? Kidney disease, Heart failure, liver problems diabetes insipidus??? Has the water retention pretty much disappeared after draining off those 13 pounds (almost 2 GALLONS of water!!!!!)

Since these potent diuretics can cause all kinds of problems with electrolytes your doctor should check your sodium, potassium, chloride, uric acid (yep, the drug can cause gout) and maybe magnesium.

This drug sounds a lot like chlorthalidone. I like diuretics but I tried 2 days of chlorthalidone, another very potent thiazide, and I drained off so much water I thought it was impossible to HAVE so much in there.:D It also made me feel like the grim reaper was at my door. TOO STRONG for me.
An alternative to consider for yourself is daily Lasix (furosemide)...strong but not horrible.