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      Brand Name: HYZAAR

      Generic Name: Losartan–Hydrochlorothiazide

      Generic for Hyzaar* is a combination drug used to treat high blood pressure. Reduction of high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. This drug contains Losartan (an angiotensin receptor blocker) and Hydrochlorothiazide (a thiazide diuretic (water pill)). Losartan relaxes blood vessels and thus lowers the blood pressure. Hydrochlorothiazide decreases excess water and salt in your body. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor. Read More>>

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    What is Generic for Hyzaar* used for?

    Generic for Hyzaar* is a combination drug used to treat high blood pressure. Reduction of high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. This drug contains Losartan (an angiotensin receptor blocker) and Hydrochlorothiazide (a thiazide diuretic (water pill)). Losartan relaxes blood vessels and thus lowers the blood pressure. Hydrochlorothiazide decreases excess water and salt in your body. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

    What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Hyzaar*?

    The dosage of Generic for Hyzaar* prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.

    Take Generic for Hyzaar* with a full glass of water.

    What if you miss a dose of Generic for Hyzaar*?

    If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Generic for Hyzaar* medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.

    What if you overdose on Generic for Hyzaar*?

    Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Generic for Hyzaar*, seek medical attention immediately.

    What other drugs could interact with Generic for Hyzaar*?

    It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Generic for Hyzaar*.

    Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Generic for Hyzaar*, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.

    Generic for Hyzaar* can interact with other diuretics, diabetes medications, and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.

    Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.

    What are the side effects of Generic for Hyzaar*?

    Like other medicines, Generic for Hyzaar* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Hyzaar* are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.

    It is pertinent to note that side effects of Generic for Hyzaar* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Hyzaar* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.

    Generic for Hyzaar* can cause side effects such as stomach pain, back pain, upper respiratory tract infection, dizziness, and tired feeling. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Hyzaar*.

    What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Hyzaar*?

    Is it possible for me to take Generic for Hyzaar* with other drugs?
    Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Generic for Hyzaar*?
    What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Hyzaar*?
    How will Generic for Hyzaar* work in my body?
    How should Generic for Hyzaar* be taken?
    How to reduce the risk of Generic for Hyzaar* drug interactions and side effects?

    Note

    The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Generic for Hyzaar* is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.

     

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    Posted By... IDMRx User | 2011-01-05
    What is the difference between 50-12.5mg and 100-12.5mg? Reply
    Replied by Pharmacist @ IDM
    Hi, Generic for Hyzaar 50-12.5mg contains (Losartan 50mg and Hydrochlorothiazide 12.5mg) - Lower dose- Action of drug is less effective Generic for Hyzaar 100-12.5mg contains (Losartan 100mg and Hydrochlorothiazide 12.5mg) - Higher dose-Action of drug is more effective.
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