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Active Ingredient: Losartan
Utilization: Used for treating high blood pressure alone or with other medicines
Available Dosages: 25mg and 50mg
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Hyzaar (Losartan) is a drug which active substance is losartan, a representative of a class of medicines called angiotensin II receptor blocker. It is indicated for treatment high blood pressure alone or with other medicines. The impact of Hyzaar consists in normalizing blood flow through the relaxing of blood vessels.It prevents heart attack, strokes and kidney problems. Moreover, except Losartan Hyzaar also consists of one more active substance – hydrochlorothiazide, diuretic which helps to get rid of extra water and salt.
Indication for use
Hyzaar (Losartan) can be taken by almost all adults and teenagers over 18 who have arterial hypertension
Hyzaar (Losartan) is not recommended to use if you have: severe forms of liver failure; resistant to the treatment of hypokalemia or hyperkalemia; refractory hyponatremia; symptomatic hyperuricemia / gout; severe renal failure;
anuria; pregnancy and the period of breastfeeding;
Dose and usage
Dose of Hyzaar (Losartan): 50mg (12.5mg active substance) - yellow, oval tablets, with code 717 on one side; 100mg (12.5mg active substance) - white, oval tablets, with code 745 on one side; 100mg (25mg active substance) - light yellow, oval tablets, with code 747 on one side.
Gizaar is taken orally, independently on the meal, 1 time per day. The recommended average daily dose is 50 mg / 12.5 mg. The drug is not intended for the initial treatment of hypertension, but for cases where conventional therapy does not bring effect. The maximum effect is usually achieved after 3-4 weeks of treatment. If necessary, it is allowed to increase the daily dosage to 100 mg / 12.5 mg, which is also the maximum allowable daily dose.
After the beginning of treatment next side effects can become apparent: dizziness, vertigo, drowsiness, headache, insomnia; angina pectoris, tachycardia; symptomatic hypotension; abdominal pain, persistent constipation; asthenia, fatigue, swelling, pain in the chest; anemia, thrombocytopenia; loss of consciousness; diarrhea, pancreatitis, hepatitis, impaired liver function; flu-like symptoms, pharyngitis, laryngitis; changes in the functioning of the kidneys.
Medically reviewed by Dr. Josette Davignon
Last updated: 28.05.2021