Hydrochlorothiazide (Hydrodiuril, Ezide, Hyzaar Losartan)
Hydrochlorothiazide is the kind of water pill or the thiazide diuretic medication which will prevent the excessive absorption of the salt in the body which leads to the retention of the fluid in the body.
Hyzaar Losartan is also termed as the Hydrodiuril or Ezide or Hydro-Par or the Microzide or Dyazide. It is a member of the drug type known as angiotensin II receptor antagonists.
Hyzaar Losartan has the characteristics of preventing the dilation of the blood vessels and hence improves the blood flow and it also reduces the blood pressure.
Hypertension is the serious reason which causes the heart stroke in the patients. A combination of Hyzaar Losartan and hydrochlorothiazide is used to treat the issues concerning the high blood pressure or the hypertension condition.
This combination is also recommended by doctors for the treatment of other conditions as well. You might want to consult your doctor for detailed information on this medication.
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Getting a firsthand information or recommendation from a specialist or a doctor is vital before taking any kind of medication. It is more important to follow the instructions provided to you. Toy will need to closely learn about prescribed dosage and the time period of the entire course.
You might also need to study the label and follow the instructions very closely. The doctor might ask you to make the changes in the dosage depending on the developments taking place in your body. Therefore, the doctor’s verdict on the dosage is very important. This medication is recommended to be taken with a full glass of water.
You can monitor the developments by doing the regular checkups including the blood pressure checkups. The regular kidney checkup might be also very decisive with this medication. Be in close coordination with your doctor and make sure that you complete the course as prescribed by them.
Please refrain from taking this medication if you are allergic to substances related to hydrochlorothiazide, Microzide, HydroDiuril, HCTZ, Carozide, Diaqua, Ezide or losartan. Do not continue with this medication if you face any urinary problems or if you are allergic to sulfa drugs. Please make sure that you discuss your allergies with the doctor before starting the hydrochlorothiazide and losartan medication.
This medication is also not recommended for the patients with kidney disease, liver problems, heart failure and congestion, allergies or asthma, imbalance of the blood potassium, lupus, gout and diabetes. You might want to consider consulting with your doctor before starting the medication if you are ailing from any of the above mentioned health conditions.
If you are person who is going through any of the above mentioned conditions, the treatment of hydrochlorothiazide and losartan cannot be used unless the doctor perform some special tests and makes the changes in the dosages.
This medication is also prohibited under the FDA pregnancy category D because it could do harm to the unborn baby. Taking this medication during the second and third trimesters of the pregnancy could even cause death of the unborn baby. The usage of hydrochlorothiazide and losartan during pregnancy is strictly prohibited unless the doctor gives you the consent to go ahead with it.
However, the passing of hydrochlorothiazide and losartan combination into the breast milk is not confirmed as of yet and therefore you might want to consult the doctor on the breast-feeding procedure if you are taking this medication.
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