Hyzaar Losartan Potassium/Hydrochlorothiazide and/or alternatives
Hyzaar is used to treat hypertension. Your doctor may ask you to buy Hyzaar if you are at risk of stroke due to high blood pressure. The generic name of Hyzaar is Hydrochlorothiazide and Losartan. Hydrochlorothiazide prevents the body from absorbing too much salt whereas Losartan checks the blood vessels from narrowing thereby improving the blood flow. Hyzaar belongs to the Angiotensin II Receptor Antagonist class. Hyzaar is taken orally. You should take it with a glass full of water. You can take Hyzaar with or without food.
Indications & Dosage of Hyzaar
Hyzaar is prescribed to patients who are suffering from hypertension i.e. high blood pressure. It is also given to patients with certain heart diseases to lower the risk of stroke. Hydrochlorothiazide is a water pill or thiazide diuretic that increases urination to help the body gets rid of excess water and salt. Losartan is an angiotensin receptor blocker. It works on the hormone angiotensin and relaxes the blood vessels. Hyzaar not only decreases the amount of excess water and salt in the body but also helps the blood vessels to widen and thereby provides relief from hypertension.
The dosage of Hyzaar varies between 50mg/12.5 mg and 100 mg/25 mg in patients with hypertension.
Your dose of Hyzaar should always be taken with a glass full of water. You should strictly follow the dosage as prescribed by your doctor. You can have it with or without food.
Side Effects & Interactions of Hyzaar
You may experience some minor side effects while being treated with Hyzaar. These may include:
- Back pain
- Cold symptoms
Some patients have reported serious side effects of Hyzaar which require immediate medical attention. Do not hesitate to consult your doctor if you experience any of these side effects :
- Difficulty breathing
- Eye pain
- Decrease in urination
- Unusual paleness of the skin
- Muscle pain
Doctors warn patients not to take Dofetilide along with Hyzaar. This medicine may interact with other drugs and cause serious implications. You must inform your doctor about all the medications you take especially :
- Arsenic Trioxide
Warnings & Precautions of Hyzaar
You should not buy Hyzaar if you are allergic to its ingredients. You should not take Hyzaar if you are pregnant or have urinary problems.
Your doctor must be aware of your medical history. You must inform him if you have any of these medical conditions :
- Kidney disease
- Liver disease
- Congestive heart failure
- Fluid imbalance like potassium, sodium or chloride
Hyzaar may cause serious birth defects. So you should not take Hyzaar if you are pregnant. While undergoing treatment with this medicine you must adopt suitable birth control measures to avoid pregnancy.p>While being treated with Hyzaar you should not take any medicine without consulting your doctor. You should also avoid alcoholic beverages as they can worsen the side effects. Your need to be careful while exercising and in hot weather as you may lose too much water.
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