Losartan is generally used in treatment of the treatment of high blood pressure. Hydrochlorothiazide is generally used in treatment of high blood pressure and oedema Used in treatement of oedema (fluid overload) associated with heart, liver, kidney or lung disease.
Altered blood lipids
Decreased potassium level in blood
Increased blood uric acid
Increased potassium level in blood
How to use
Consume this medicine in the dosage and duration as per your doctors advise. While taking Losartan, swallow it completely without crushing, breaking or chewing it. Losartan is advised to be taken at a fixed time, but may be taken together with food (or) without food. Consume this medicine in the dosage and duration as per your doctors advise. While taking Hydrochlorothiazide, swallow it completely without crushing, breaking or chewing it. Hydrochlorothiazide is to be taken with food.
How it works
Losartan belongs to the category of angiotensin receptor blockers(ARB). It blocks the harmone angiotensin that helps relax the blood vessels and allow the blood to flow smoothly helping the heart to pump blood more efficiently.art to pump more efficiently. Hydrochlorothiazide is a diuretic drug. It helps lower blood pressure and swelling by eliminiating the excessive electrolytes and water from the body. It also helps in relaxing the blood vessles, thus improving the blood flow.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Is Losartan a blood thinner? No, Losartan is from a class of medications called angiotensin II receptor antagonists. It works by blocking the action of certain natural substances that tighten the blood vessels, allowing the blood to flow more smoothly and the heart to pump more efficiently
Q. Is Losartan safe? Losartan is safe to use if so it is used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as per the advice of the doctor.
Q. Is Losartan the same as Losartan potassium? Yes. Losartan is available in the market as Losartan potassium. So, the salt form of Losartan contains potassium, however, check the bottle before use
Q. Is Losartan generic? Yes, it is the generic drug
Q. Is Losartan a water pill? No, it belongs to a class of medications called angiotensin II receptor antagonists
Q. Is Losartan gluten free? Yes. Losartan is gluten free. However, please refer to package insert of the prescribed brand before use
Q. Does Losartan contain potassium? Losartan is available in the market as Losartan potassium. So, the salt form of Losartan contains potassium, however, check the bottle before use
Q. Can I take Losartan with Benadryl/atenolol/Xanax/Viagra/Nyquil/metoprolol? Atenolol, metoprolol and Xanax may lower blood pressure when taken along with Losartan. No clinically observed drug interaction is observed with Viagra, Nyquil, and alcohol. Please follow doctorâ€™s advice regarding its use
Q. Does Losartan cause constipation/infrequent urination/ drowsiness/ headache/ itching/ cough/ lower heart rate? Losartan causes headache, drowsiness. Constipation, infrequent urination, itching, cough and low heart rate are not reported. Patient should fallow doctorâ€™s advice regarding the possible side effects.
Q. Hydrochlorothiazide is a diuretic,which increases the excretion of urine? It is recommended to follow your doctor advice before using this medication.
Q. Is Hydrochlorothiazide a statin/ opiate? Hydrochlorothiazide is the derivative of chlorothiazide.
Q. Is Hydrochlorothiazide bad for your kidneys? (Name) is safe, if used as per the dose prescribed by the doctor. If you have any kidney ailments, consult your doctor regarding the usage of this drug.
Q. Can I take Hydrochlorothiazide with lisinopril/ ibuprofen/ synthroid/ aspirin/ potassium/ phentermine/ losartan/ naproxen/ magnesium/ vitamins? Taking other medicines may alter the effects of Hydrochlorothiazide. Always consult your doctor for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required
Q. Does Hydrochlorothiazide cause diabetes/ erectile dysfunction/ weight loss/ gout/ constipation/tinnitus/ potassium loss? The mentioned side effects are uncommon or rare. It is recommended to consult your doctor if you experience any of these side effcts.
Q. Does Hydrochlorothiazide have sulfa in it? Hydrochlorothiazide is chemically known as 6-chloro- 3, 4-dihydro-2 H-1, 2, 4-benzothiadiazine-7-sulfonamide 1, 1-dioxide and has sulfa in it.
Q. Does Hydrochlorothiazide clean your system? Hydrochlorothiazide doesn't clean your system, whereas it decreases the fluid in the body.
You have been prescribed Losartan to improve your blood pressure.Lowering blood pressure reduces the chance of future heart attack & stroke.It may also be used to treat chronic (long-standing) heart failure.It protects kidney function, which is especially useful for people with diabetes or mild-to-moderate kidney diseases.Losartan can make you feel dizzy for the first few days. Take it preferably at bedtime and rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.Losartan may cause the level of potassium in blood to go up. Avoid taking potassium supplements and potassium-rich foods such as banana and broccoli.Do not take Losartan during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Tell your doctor if you become pregnant while taking Losartan.
Hydrochlorothiazide helps lower blood pressure and also removes excess water from your body.Take it in the morning with breakfast to avoid getting up at night to urinate.May cause dizziness in the initial days of treatment.Monitor your blood pressure after starting Hydrochlorothiazide, and notify your doctor if it hasn't gone down.Notify your doctor if you experience dizziness, tiredness, or muscle weakness that doesn't go away.Requires routine blood tests to monitor your kidney function.
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