This drug is used to treat blood pressure that is high. It is also used to lower the risk of strokes in patients with high blood pressure and an heart that is enlarged. Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. This product contains two medications: hydrochlorothiazide and losartan. Losartan is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) and works by relaxing arteries making sure that blood can flow more easily. Hydrochlorothiazide is a "water pill" (diuretic) that causes you to make more urine, which helps your body get rid of extra salt and water.
OTHER USES: This section contains uses of this drug that are not listed in the approved professional labeling for the drug but which could be prescribed by the health care professional. Use this drug for a condition that is listed in this part only if it was so recommended by the health care professional.
This medication may be used to also treat heart failure.
Read the Patient Information Leaflet if available from your pharmacist before you start taking losartan/hydrochlorothiazide and each time you get a refill. If you have any relevant questions, ask your physician or pharmacist.
Just take this medication by mouth as directed by your doctor, usually once day-to-day with or without food. If this medication causes you to frequently urinate more, it is best to take it at minimum 4 hours before your bedtime to avoid needing to get fully up to urinate.
If you also take certain drugs to reduce your cholesterol (bile acid-binding resins such as colestipol or cholestyramine), take losartan/hydrochlorothiazide at minimum 4 hours before or at least 4 to 6 hours after these medications.
The dosage is dependant on your condition that is medical and to treatment.
Use this medicine regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same time each day. It's important to continue taking this medication no matter if you feel well. A lot of people with a high blood pressure usually do not feel sick.
Tell your physician if your condition does not improve or if it worsens (as an example, your blood stress readings increase).
Dizziness or lightheadedness may occur as your body adjusts to the medication. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
To lessen the risk of dizziness and lightheadedness, get up slowly whenever rising from a sitting or lying position.
Remember that your medical professional has prescribed this medicine because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious adverse effects.
This product may cause a loss in too body that is much (dehydration) and salt/minerals. Tell your doctor right away if you have any outward symptoms of dehydration or mineral loss, including: extreme thirst, really dry mouth, muscle cramps/weakness, fast/slow/irregular heartbeat, confusion, reduced urination.
Tell your physician right away if any of these not likely but side that is serious occur: fainting, reduction in eyesight, eye pain, symptoms of a high potassium blood degree (such as muscle tissue weakness, slow/irregular heartbeat), unusual modification into the quantity of urine (not such as the normal escalation in urine when you initially start this drug).
A really serious reaction that is allergic this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you observe any outward symptoms of a critical allergic effect, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), serious dizziness, difficulty breathing.
This might be not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
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Phone your doctor for medical advice about part impacts. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch.
In Canada - Call your physician for medical advice about side-effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
Before taking this medicine, inform your medical practitioner or pharmacist in the event that you have any other allergies if you are allergic to losartan or hydrochlorothiazide; or. This product may contain ingredients that are inactive which trigger allergy symptoms or other issues. Confer with your pharmacist for more details.
Before making use of this medicine, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: gout, kidney disease, liver disease, lupus, severe loss of human anatomy water and minerals (dehydration).
This drug may make you dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness until you are sure you can perform such activities safely. Limit alcoholic beverages.
Serious sweating, diarrhoea, or sickness can increase the risk for lightheadedness or a loss that is serious of water (dehydration). Report prolonged vomiting or diarrhea to your doctor. To avoid dehydration, drink plenty of fluids unless your doctor directs you otherwise.
If you have diabetes, this product may affect your blood sugar levels. Check your blood sugar levels regularly as directed by your doctor. Your doctor may have to adjust your diabetes medication, exercise program, or diet.
This medication may make you more sensitive to the sun. Avoid prolonged sun exposure, tanning booths, and sunlamps. Use a sunscreen and wear clothing that is protective outdoors.
This product might affect your potassium levels. Before using potassium supplements or salt substitutes that contain potassium, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Before having surgery, tell your medical professional or dentist about all the products you employ (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and natural items).
Older grownups may be more responsive to the side ramifications of this drug, specially dizziness and unusual change in the total amount of urine (kidney problems).
This medicine is not suggested for use during maternity because of the risk for problems for an baby that is unborn. Consult your doctor for more details. (See also Warning section.)
It really is unknown if losartan passes into breast milk. Hydrochlorothiazide passes into breast milk, but is unlikely to harm a nursing infant. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
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