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Can You Get a Mykrox Prescription Online?

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Can You Get a Mykrox Prescription Online?

May 13, 2019 Read Time - 5 minutes

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Ryan has a background in geochemical research and enjoys writing on technical subjects like health and science. He lives in Salt Lake City, UT and can be found recreating in the local mountains.

Can You Get a Mykrox Prescription Online?

Getting a Mykrox prescription online is easy. Whether you take Mykrox for treating edema or high blood pressure, a PlushCare doctor can evaluate your condition and determine whether or not a Mykrox prescription is right for you. Book an appointment with PlushCare to speak with a top U.S. doctor today. They can write or refill a prescription online and send it electronically to a pharmacy of your choice.

What is Mykrox?

Mykrox is a brand-name thiazide-like diuretic (it works similarly to thiazide diuretics like Esidrix, but does not actually have a thiazide chemical structure). The drug can be found under the generic name of metolazone or another brand-name, Zaroxolyn.

Mykrox is commonly used to treat edema (swelling caused by fluid retention) caused by liver, heart, or kidney failure. Mykrox is also used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure).

Other types of diuretics also used to treat edema and hypertension:

How Does Mykrox Work?

Mykrox works by reducing how much salt is retained. Extra salts stimulate urination thereby reducing fluid retention.Mykrox and other thiazide diuretics differ from loop diuretics like Demadex because they act on different tubules in the kidneys.

It is poorly understood how diuretics cause blood pressure to lower.

Mykrox Dosage and Treatment

Mykrox is taken orally as a tablet once a day. Dosages are individualized for each patient and may vary among individuals. Always follow the directions on the prescription label given to you by your doctor.

Recommended initial Mykrox doses:

  • Edema: 0.5 mg per day
  • Hypertension: 0.5 mg per day. Mykrox may be taken in combination with other hypertension medications.

For all cases, dosages begin as half a tablet and may be increased to a whole tablet if the desired effect is not attained. Larger doses do not have an increased effect.

Benefits of Mykrox

Mykrox can help reduce swelling associated with certain liver, kidney, or heart problems. It can also help reduce blood pressure. There are very important reasons why you should care about high blood pressure, such as prevention of heart attack, stroke, and kidney disease.

Mykrox and other thiazide diuretics are more effective in treating hypertension compared to loop diuretics, such as Demadex, but are less effective as a medication for edema.

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Side Effects of Mykrox

Severe allergic reactions to drugs are possible. Seek emergency care if you experience hives; rash; difficulty breathing, or swelling of the face, mouth, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor and stop using Mykrox if you experience any of the following side effects of Mykrox:

  • Eye pain or problems with vision
  • Weak muscles or muscle pain
  • Dehydration symptoms such as dry mouth or throat; extreme thirst; muscle cramps or weakness; confusion; decreased urination; or difficulties urinating.
  • Drowsiness or lightheadedness
  • Fast or uneven heartbeat
  • Numbness or tingling sensations
  • Persistent nausea or vomiting
  • Sore throat
  • Fever
  • Jaundice (yellowing of skin or eyes)
  • Decreased sexual function such as erectile dysfunction

Less severe but more common side effects include:

  • Blurred vision
  • Diarrhea, constipation, and nausea
  • Decreased appetite
  • Headaches or dizziness
  • Excessive urination

This is not a complete list of all side effects. If you experience any unlisted side effects, call your doctor.

Considerations and Precautions of Mykrox

Drug interactions

There are 763 drugs known to interact with Mykrox, about 2% of these are severe. The most common and essential interactions to discuss with your doctor are:

Disease interactions

Mykrox may be dangerous for people with certain conditions. Be sure to tell your doctor if you have:

  • Difficult urination or inability to urinate
  • Mineral imbalance
  • Gout
  • Lupus
  • Liver, kidney, or heart issues
  • Diabetes
  • Asthma

Other considerations

  • Mykrox increases a person’s sensitivity to the sun. If you take Mykrox you may need to limit your time spent in the sun, use extra sunscreen, and avoid tanning booths or sunlamps.
  • Be sure to talk with your doctor before taking Mykrox if you are on a low-salt diet.
  • If you are particularly sensitive to dizziness, taking Mykrox should be done with extra caution.
  • It is not likely that Mykrox would harm an unborn baby, but it does pass into breast milk. Always speak with a doctor before taking medications while pregnant or breastfeeding.

Can You Buy Mykrox Online?

Yes, you can buy Mykrox online, but take caution when purchasing prescription medication online. There are dangerous online “pharmacies” that pose a threat to your health and wallet.

Fortunately, there are reputable sites like PlushCare where you can talk to a doctor through an online appointment. If your doctor decides Mykrox is appropriate for you, they can write or refill a prescription online and help you choose a trustworthy online pharmacy.

For more information on purchasing medications online see the FDA guide for choosing an online pharmacy.

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