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Hyzaar Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is hydrochlorothiazide and losartan (Hyzaar)?
- What are the possible side effects of hydrochlorothiazide and losartan (Hyzaar)?
- What is the most important information I should know about hydrochlorothiazide and losartan (Hyzaar)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking hydrochlorothiazide and losartan (Hyzaar)?
- How should I take hydrochlorothiazide and losartan (Hyzaar)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Hyzaar)?
- What happens if I overdose (Hyzaar)?
- What should I avoid while taking hydrochlorothiazide and losartan (Hyzaar)?
- What other drugs will affect hydrochlorothiazide and losartan (Hyzaar)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Hyzaar)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Hyzaar)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include fast or slow heartbeat, feeling light-headed, or fainting.
What should I avoid while taking hydrochlorothiazide and losartan (Hyzaar)?
This medication may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.
Drinking alcohol can further lower your blood pressure and may increase certain side effects of hydrochlorothiazide and losartan.
Avoid becoming overheated or dehydrated during exercise and in hot weather. Follow your doctor's instructions about the type and amount of liquids you should drink. In some cases, drinking too much liquid can be as unsafe as not drinking enough.
Do not use potassium supplements or salt substitutes while you are taking hydrochlorothiazide and losartan, unless your doctor has told you to.
What other drugs will affect hydrochlorothiazide and losartan (Hyzaar)?
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- any other blood pressure medications;
- steroids (prednisone and others);
- lithium (Eskalith, Lithobid);
- celecoxib (Celebrex);
- cholestyramine (Prevalite, Questran) or colestipol (Colestid);
- insulin or diabetes medications you take by mouth;
- rifampin (Rifadin, Rimactane, Rifater);
- a barbiturate such as phenobarbital (Luminal, Solfoton) and others;
- any other diuretics, such as amiloride (Midamor), bumetanide (Bumex), furosemide (Lasix), hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ, HydroDiuril, Hyzaar, Lopressor HCT, Vasoretic, Zestoretic), spironolactone (Aldactone), torsemide (Demadex), and others;
- aspirin or other NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn, Naprelan, Treximet), celecoxib (Celebrex), diclofenac (Arthrotec, Cambia, Cataflam, Voltaren, Flector Patch, Pennsaid, Solareze), indomethacin (Indocin), meloxicam (Mobic), and others;
- a muscle relaxer such as baclofen (Lioresal), carisoprodol (Soma), cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril), methocarbamol (Robaxin), tizanidine (Zanaflex), and others; or
- narcotic pain medication such as codeine (Tylenol #3), hydrocodone (Lortab, Vicodin, Vicoprofen), hydromorphone (Dilaudid, Palladone), oxycodone (OxyContin, Combunox, Roxicodone, Percocet), fentanyl (Abstral, Actiq, Fentora, Duragesic, Ionsys, Lazanda, Onsolis), methadone (Methadose, Dolophine), or morphine (Kadian, MS Contin, Oramorph).
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with hydrochlorothiazide and losartan. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about hydrochlorothiazide and losartan.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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