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Hyzaar is a treatment of high blood pressure using a combination of losartan and hydrochlorothiazide.

How it works

Losartan is a new class of blood pressure medication that prevents the hormone angiotensin 11 from constricting or blocking the blood vessels making the blood to flow freely. Hydrochlorothiazide is a diuretic (water pill) that is used to increase the output of urine and helping the kidney remove excess fluid in the body and thus lowers blood pressure.

Take note

Hyzaar does not cure high blood pressure, it only helps maintain or keep it under control. For it to work properly it has to be taken regularly even if you feel well. It may take several weeks before the benefits of the drugs could be felt as it works


Take Hyzaar according to recommendation on the label or according to a doctor’s prescription. Do not take the drug in amounts larger than prescribed. If a dose is missed do not try to make up for it. If you ever take or feel you have taken an over dose seek medical help.

What to avoid when taking Hyzaar

Hyzaar may impair your thinking or rate of reactions. If taking the drug be careful when you drive or do anything that requires your alertness. Avoid drinking alcohol when using the drug as it can increase the side effect of Hyzaar. Avoid dehydration or becoming overheated during hot weather. Follow doctors’ instructions as to the type of and amounts of liquids you should drink. Drinking too much liquid could be as unsafe as not drinking at all. Unless based on doctors’ recommendation do not use salt substitutes or potassium supplements when using Hyzaar.

Side effects

Using Hyzaar could cause allergic reactions such as; hives; difficulty in breathing; face, lips, tongue or throat swelling. Serious side effects could include feeling light headed, fainting. Swelling, rapid weight gain, pounding heart beats,unusual
urinating habits, jaundice, dry mouth drowsiness and other related illness.


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