Hyzaar Oral : Uses, Side Effects, Interactions
GENERIC NAME(S): Losartan-Hydrochlorothiazide
This drug is used to treat high blood pressure. It is also used to reduce the risk of stroke in high blood pressure and enlarged heart patients. Reducing hypertension helps in preventing stroke, heart attack and kidney problems. This product includes two drugs: Losartan and Hydrochlorothiazide. Lawrence is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) and works by resting blood vessels so that the blood can flow more easily. Hydrochlorothiazide is a “water pills” (diuretic) which causes you to make more urine, which helps your body get rid of excess salt and water.
How to use a Hyzaar
If you start taking a Losartan / Hydrochlorothiazide from your pharmacist and you get a refill each time, read the details of the patient’s information. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Take Hyzaar guided by your doctor, usually once daily or without food. If this medicine causes you to urinate more frequently, it is best to take it at least 4 hours before your sleeping so that you can get ready to urinate.
If you consume some medicines to reduce your cholesterol (bile acid-binding resins such as cholestyramine or colestipol), then take at least 4 hours before these medications or at least 4 to 6 hours prior to taking the losartan / Hydrochlorothiazide.
Dosage is based on your medical condition and treatment response.
Use Hyzaar regularly to get the most benefit. To help you remember, take it at the same time every day. It is important to continue taking this medicine even if you feel OK. Most people with high blood pressure do not feel sick.
Tell your doctor if your condition does not improve or if it gets worse (for example, your blood pressure readings increase).
Dizziness or lightness can occur because your body gets adjusted in medicine. If any of these effects persists or worsens, tell your doctor or pharmacist immediately.
To reduce the risk of dizziness and lighthouse, slowly rise while sitting or lying down from the position of lying.
Remember that your doctor has prescribed this drug because he or she has decided that the benefit is higher than the risk of side effects. Many people using Hyzaar do not have serious side effects.
Hyzaar can cause excess water (dehydration) and salt / minerals of the body. Tell your doctor immediately if you have any symptoms of dehydration or mineral loss, including: excessive thirst, very dry mouth, muscle spasms / weakness, fast / slow / irregular heartbeat, confusion.
Tell your doctor immediately if any of these have potential but serious side effects: unconsciousness, lack of vision, eye pain, high potassium blood level symptoms (such as muscular weakness, slow / irregular heart beat), kidney failure Signs of problems (such as changes in urine volume)
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, if you see symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, get medical help immediately, including: granular, itching / swelling (especially the face / tongue / throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you do not list other effects above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
In America – Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You can notify the FDA of side effects on 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch.
In Canada – Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You can report the health effects of Canada on 1-866-234-2345.
Before taking Hyzaar, tell your doctor or pharmacist whether you are allergic to Losartan / Hydrochlorothiazide; Or if you have any other allergens. This product can have passive elements, which can cause allergic or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using Hyzaar, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially: severe damage (dehydration) of gout, kidney disease, liver disease, lupus, body type and minerals, skin cancer .
This medication can make you dizzy. Alcohol or marijuana (cannabis) can make you feel more dizzy. Unless you can safely do it, do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that requires caution. Limit alcoholic beverages. Talk to your doctor if you are using marijuana (cannabis).
Risk can increase for severe damage to lighthouse or body water (dehydration) in the form of severe sweating, diarrhea, or vomiting. Give long-term diarrhea or vomiting report to your doctor. To prevent dehydration, drink lots of fluids unless your doctor directs you otherwise.
If you have diabetes, this product may affect your blood glucose. Regularly check your blood glucose as directed and share the result with your doctor. Your doctor may need to adjust your diabetes medication, exercise program or diet.
Hyzaar can make you more sensitive to the sun. It can also increase your risk for skin cancer, especially if you take it for a long time. Keep your time limited in the sun. Avoid Tanning Booths and Sunlamps. Use sunscreen on the outside and wear protective clothing. Tell your doctor immediately if you have sunburn, have blisters / redness in the skin, or notice new or changed moles / skin lesions.
This product can affect your potassium level. Consult your doctor or pharmacist before potassium supplements or potassium before using the option of salt.
Before surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products that you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs and herbal products).
Older adults may be more susceptible to the side effects of this drug, especially in the amount of dizziness and urine (renal problems).
Due to the risk of harm to an unborn child, this drug is not recommended for use during pregnancy. Consult your doctor for more details. (See also the warning section.)
It is unknown if Losartan passes in breast milk. Hydrochlorothiazide passes through breast milk, but there is no possibility of harming a nursing infant. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.
If someone is treated and has serious symptoms like having trouble going out or breathing, call 911. Otherwise, call the Poison Control Center immediately. US residents can call their local venom control center at 1-800-222-1222. Canadians can call a provincial poison control center. Symptoms of overdose may include: severe dizziness, unconsciousness
Do not share this medication with others.
Changes in lifestyle such as stress reduction programs, exercise and dietary changes can increase the effectiveness of this drug. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about lifestyle changes that can benefit you.
Laboratory and / or medical tests (such as kidney function, potassium level) should be periodically to monitor your progress or to examine side-effects. Consult your doctor for more details.
Check your blood pressure regularly while taking this medication. Learn to monitor your own blood pressure, and share the results with your doctor.
If you miss a dose, then as soon as you remember, take it. If it is near the next dose time, then leave the thesis dose. Take your next dose at regular times. Do not double the dose to catch up.
Store at room temperature away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medications away from children and pets.
Until instructed to do so, do not flush the medicines in the toilet and do not drain them. When this period expires or does not need it, then properly release this product. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company.
Disclaimer: DrLinex has made every effort to ensure that all information is factually accurate, comprehensive and up-to-date. However, this article should not be used as a licensed health care professional’s choice of knowledge and expertise. You should always consult your doctor or other health care professional before taking any medication. The information given here is subject to change and it has not been used to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions or adverse effects. The lack of warning or other information for any drug does not indicate that the combination of medicine or medication is safe, effective or appropriate for all patients or all specific uses.