Hyzaar is the brand name of the drug which contains the two components hydrochlorothiazide and losartan.  Hydrochlorothiazide is a diuretic drug and Losartan is an angiotensin II receptor antagonist. This is a prescription only drug.

Medical Uses

Hyzaar is popularly used in treating high blood pressure as well as to minimize the risk of stroke for those individuals who have a heart disease. Hydrochlorothiazide is a water pill or thiazide diuretic that helps a patient by preventing the absorption of excessive salts in the body. This in turn stops the fluid retention. This is a condition that is caused by medical ailments like kidney disorder, heart related diseases as well as other conditions. Losartan precludes the blood vessels from contracting and allows more blood to flow in to the body as a result it lowers the blood pressure. Before commencing the course of the therapy, it is very important to tell about all the medical conditions that a person suffers from. It also includes glaucoma, liver disease, congestive heart failure, diabetes as well as gout.

Dosing Guide

Hyzaar tablets should be taken by mouth with or without food.  Take only the prescribed dosage strength as it will be the best dose that would be suitable for the health condition. The patients get excessive urination during the treatment period hence to avoid extreme amount of water loss in the body, it is necessary to drink plenty of water to compensate it. Blood tests as well as kidney function tests should be taken frequently during the course duration. Individuals can take the missed dose as far as it does not conflict with the schedule of the next dose.

Side effects

Eye pain, light-headedness, weight gain, mood swings, loss of appetite, stomach pain, sore throat, dizziness, skin rash, stuffy nose, vomiting, and jaundice are some of the ill effects that may be triggered while taking Hyzaar. In certain cases, people have taken extra dose to compensate with the missed one. This should not be done as it would only lead to certain ill effects.

Interaction with other drugs

Individuals would be taking medications for other diseases. When those drugs and Hyzaar are taken together, there is high risk of drug interactions. So it is very essential to discuss with the doctor regarding the medications that are currently taken to avoid the interaction between the drugs. Sodium phosphates, trimethoprim, Yohimbine, Topiramate, Warfarin, Tolvaptan, Vitamin D, St. John’s wort, Sulfadiazine and Tegafur are a few among those drugs which an individual should avoid taking together.


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