Hyzaar Product Description
Hyzaar is a medicine to treat high blood pressure and reduce the risk of cardiovascular events in patients with:
- mild, moderate and severe hypertension
- hypertension and left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH)
Hyzaar is a combined antihypertensive agent, which contains two active ingredients:
- Losartan (thiazide diuretic)
- Hydrochlorothiazide (angiotensin II receptor antagonist)
Patients with severe hypertension may use Hyzaar tablets for initial antihypertensive therapy. Hyzaar should be prescribed to patients with mild to moderate essential hypertension only if Hydrochlorothiazide monotherapy or Losartan monotherapy does not provide a sustained antihypertensive effect.
The minimal daily dose of Hyzaar is 50 /12.5 mg. Within a few weeks, Hyzaar dose can be gradually increased to 100/25 mg per day. Hyzaar dosage should not be increased earlier than 3 weeks after the start of combination antihypertensive therapy.
If the prescribed daily dose of Hyzaar is missed, resume the usual schedule of this antihypertensive agent on the next day. Do not take two doses of Hyzaar and extra antihypertensives to make up the missed dose.
If you failed to achieve a sustained antihypertensive effect 3-6 weeks after the start of using Hyzaar tablets, other medicines to lower high blood pressure can be included in the drug therapy.
Hyzaar tablets should be protected from excessive moisture and direct sunlight and stored in its original sealed packaging, at room temperature not exceeding 30°C.
Hyzaar Safety Information
When using Hyzaar to reduce high blood pressure during pregnancy, this anti-hypertensive medicine may cause potentially dangerous influence on normal growth and development of the fetus. Therefore, pregnant women should refrain from using Hyzaar. If you become pregnant after the start of combination antihypertensive therapy, the use of Hyzaar pills should be discontinued immediately.
Information about hypertension and cardiovascular risks provided in Hyzaar review is intended to be useful and informative. The information about Hyzaar should not be considered as a substitute for the medical advice of a cardiologist or consultation with a qualified medical professional. The online pharmacy expressly disclaims responsibility for any damage or any action, which can be caused by the use of information about Hyzaar antihypertensive medicine.
Hyzaar Side Effects
After Hyzaar use, most adverse events are mild and quickly disappear in prolonged therapy. According to statistics, only 2% of patients taking angiotensin stop using Hyzaar because of the following adverse events: dizziness, headache, upper respiratory infection, cough, and back pain. Less than 1% of patients taking Hyzaar experience such adverse events as dry mouth, weakness, somnolence, vertigo, nosebleeds, chest pain, irregular heartbeat, malaise, rash, excessive sweating, blurred vision, and dropsy.