Generic name: Hydrochlorothiazide
Brand name: Hyzaar
The medication Hyzaar is used for the treatment of high blood pressure. The medication is composed of the combination of two medications hydrochlorothiazide and losartan. Lorsartan is an oral medication that belongs to a class of drugs known as Angiotensin receptor blockers.
Hyzaar (Hydrochlorothiazide) Uses
Hydrochlorothiazide under the brand name Hyzaar is used to treat high blood pressure, the medication is also used inhibit the risk of stroke in the people with heart disease and an enlarged heart. By lowering high blood pressure many of the health complications can overcome including heart disease, stroke and kidney disease. This medication is a water pill (diuretic) that helps to get rid of extra amount of salt and water by making more urine. The medication is given to a patient with complete examination of once condition with a complete designed treatment plan by a doctor, pharmacist or health guider. The medication is taken directly through mouth once in a day daily with or without food.
Hyzaar (Hydrochlorothiazide) Adverse effects
In some of the cases many people experience few side effects that may be common and treatable and some are serious that leads to different health problems. If any of the patient taking this medication have seen any side effects mild or severe must tell their doctor or pharmacist.
Some of the common side effects from the medication include back pain, stomach pain, headache, dizziness, skin rash, dry cough and stiff nose.
Serious side effects from Hyzaar encompasses pale skin, bruising, jaundice, slow or fast heart rate, vision problems, high potassium levels, eye pain, vision problem, unusual change in amount or urine and muscle weakness.
Hyzaar (Hydrochlorothiazide) Precautions and Warnings
Before taking the medication some of the precautions must kept in mind to escape the future health complications that brings up sever health problems. Before taking the medication tell your doctor about any medical history you had experienced or experiencing yet especially about gout, liver disease, kidney disease, serious dehydration and lupus. If you are allergic to medications tell your doctor as this medication contain some inactive ingredients that can cause serious allergic reactions. If you are pregnant or planned to become pregnant take the medication when needed with the prescription of doctor or pharmacist. The medication can reduce the levels of electrolytes such as magnesium, potassium and sodium and increases the levels of calcium.
Hyzaar (Hydrochlorothiazide) Interactions
Before taking the medication tell your doctor about prescription and non prescription medications, herbals and vitamin supplements you are taking for the treatment of other health problems. The medication Hyzaar can interact with other diuretic pills, steroids, diabetes medications, muscles relaxers, other blood pressure medications, narcotics and non steroids anti inflammatory drugs.