This drug is used to treat high blood pressure. It is also used to lower the risk of strokes in patients with high blood pressure and an enlarged heart. Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. This product contains two medications: losartan and hydrochlorothiazide. Losartan is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) and works by relaxing arteries so that blood can easily flow more. 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 being not placed in the approved professional labeling for the drug but that will be prescribed by the health care professional. Make use of this drug for a condition which is listed in this part only if it is often so recommended by the health care professional.
This drug may be used to also treat heart failure.
Read the Patient Information Leaflet if available from your pharmacist you get a refill before you start taking losartan/hydrochlorothiazide and each time. If you have any relevant questions, ask your physician or pharmacist.
Just take this medicine by mouth as directed by your doctor, usually once daily with or without food. If this medication causes you to urinate more frequently, it's always best to take it at least 4 hours before your bedtime to stop needing to get up to urinate.
If you also take certain drugs to lessen your cholesterol (bile acid-binding resins such as cholestyramine or colestipol), just take losartan/hydrochlorothiazide at least 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.
Utilize this medicine regularly to have the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same time each day. It's important to continue using this medication even if you feel well. Many people with a high blood pressure don't feel sick.
Inform your medical practitioner if your condition does not improve or if it worsens (for instance, your blood force readings increase).
Dizziness or lightheadedness may occur as your body adjusts to the medication. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your pharmacist or doctor promptly.
To cut back the risk of dizziness and lightheadedness, get up slowly when rising from a sitting or position that is lying.
Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects because he or. Many people using this medication do not have serious adverse effects.
This product may cause a loss of too body that is much (dehydration) and salt/minerals. Tell your doctor appropriate away if you have any observeable symptoms of dehydration or mineral loss, including: extreme thirst, extremely dry mouth, muscle cramps/weakness, fast/slow/irregular heartbeat, confusion, decreased urination.
Tell your physician right away if any of these unlikely but serious adverse effects occur: fainting, reduction in vision, eye pain, signs of a high potassium blood degree (such as for example muscle tissue weakness, slow/irregular heartbeat), uncommon modification within the quantity of urine (not like the normal upsurge in urine when you initially start this drug).
A very serious reaction that is allergic this drug is rare. However, get help that is medical away if you see any observeable symptoms of a critical allergic effect, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), serious dizziness, difficulty breathing.
This will be maybe not a list that is complete of adverse 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 side results. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch.
In Canada - Call your medical professional for medical advice about unwanted effects. You may report adverse effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
Before taking this medicine, tell your physician or pharmacist in the event that you are allergic to losartan or hydrochlorothiazide; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which trigger allergy symptoms or other dilemmas. Speak to your pharmacist for more information.
Before making use of this medicine, tell your doctor or pharmacist your history that is medical of: gout, kidney disease, liver disease, lupus, severe loss of human anatomy water and minerals (dehydration).
This drug might make you dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness you can perform such activities safely until you are sure. Limit alcoholic beverages.
Severe sweating, diarrhea, or vomiting can increase the risk for lightheadedness or a serious loss of body water (dehydration). Report prolonged diarrhea or vomiting to your medical practitioner. 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 might have to adjust your diabetes medication, exercise program, or diet.
This medicine might make you more sensitive to the sun. Avoid prolonged sun exposure, tanning booths, and sunlamps. Use a sunscreen and wear clothing that is protective out-of-doors.
This product might affect your potassium levels. Before using potassium supplements or salt substitutes that contain potassium, consult your pharmacist or doctor.
Before having surgery, tell your medical professional or dentist about all the products you employ (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and organic items).
Older grownups may be more sensitive to the side aftereffects of this drug, specially dizziness and unusual change in the amount of urine (kidney problems).
This medication is not recommended for use during maternity because of the danger for harm to an baby that is unborn. Consult your doctor for more details. (See also Warning part.)
It's 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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