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(Generic alternative to Hyzaar)

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What is Hyzaar /Losartan/HCTZ used for?

Hyzaar is a comination medication containing losartan: an angiotensin II blocker that is used to treat high blood pressure by relaxing blood vessels and hydroclorothiazide: a diuretic that helps prevent your body from absorbing too much salt which can cause fluid retention.

How should Hyzaar /Losartan/HCTZ be stored?

Hyzaar should be stored at room temperature, away from heat and moisture.

General information

This medication should only be used by prescribed patient, do not give it to other people. The information provided is advisory only and does not contain all information pertaining to this medication. Talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider for question about this medication.

How should I take Hyzaar/Losartan/HCTZ ?

Hyzaar should be taken as prescribed by your physician. Follow the directions on the medication label for exact instructions. Do not take more or for longer than has been prescribed. Take Hyzaar with a full glass of water. It can be taken with or without food, but be sure to remain consistent with regard to food intake. The maximum dose is 2 tablets per day. If you miss a dose of Hyzaar, take it as soon as possible. If you do not remember until it is time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Do not take two doses at one time to make up for a missed dose.

When should Hyzaar /Losartan/HCTZ not be taken?

Do not take Hyzaar if you are allergic to hydrochlorothiazide or losartan or any of the other ingredients in the medication. Do not take this medication if you have anuria or are pregnant.

What precautions should I follow when taking Hyzaar /Losartan/HCTZ ?

Consult with your physician before taking Hyzaar and tell them if you have any medical conditions, allergies, or if you are taking any other medications. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant as Losartan may cause death or injury to an unborn baby. Be sure to let your doctor know if you have any of the following: asthma, diabetes, lupus, gout, kidney or liver disease, low or high blood levels of potassium, congestive heart failure or an allergy to sulfa drugs. Hyzaar may impair your thinking or reactions. Be cautious if you are performing any tasks that require you to be alert. Avoid alcohol or becoming overheated/dehydrated during hot weather or exercise.

What special warning(s) should I be aware of when taking Hyzaar /Losartan/HCTZ ?

Hyzaar can cause a condition that results in the breakdown of skeletal muscle tissue, which can lead to kidney failure. Inform your doctor immediately if you have muscle weakness, tenderness or pain.

When should Hyzaar /Losartan/HCTZ not be taken?

Severe side effects include: severe allergic reaction, dry mouth, increased thirst, drowsiness, restless feeling, confusion, increased urination, fast heart rate, fainting, or seizure (convulsions); swelling, rapid weight gain; urinating more or less than usual, or not at all; fast or pounding heartbeats; or feeling light-headed, fainting; jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).

Common side effects include: skin rash; dizziness; back pain; stomach pain; sore throat; dry cough; or runny or stuffy nose.