Hyzaar DS 100mg/25mg

Generic Name: Losartan/HCTZ 100mg/25mg
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Hyzaar DS Facts

HYZAAR DS is a combination of two medications which work together to lower hypertension.

HYZAAR DS contains drugs from two distinct classes, one being an angiotensin II blocker and the other a diuretic.

One of the active ingredients in HYZAAR DS acts to relax blood vessels and the other helps rid the body of excess salt and water.

HYZAAR DS is the trade name of a medication containing the active ingredients losartan andhydrochlorothiazide.


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Drugs in other countries are sometimes sold using different trade names which will appear on the packaging. This product is sold in other countries as:

  • Fortzaar

The Drug Company maintains a world-wide network of licensed pharmacies who can fill your order for Hyzaar DS 100mg/25mg. Our network includes a Canadian pharmacy, a US pharmacy, and a British pharmacy, among many others, so you can choose from where you want to place your order. Some pharmacies offer a lower price on Hyzaar DS 100mg/25mg than others. You can create your rx order online and have your prescription mailed to your home. Thousands of customers have enjoyed this convenience, and save time and money when they refill their prescription order.

What is Hyzaar DS

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States. High blood pressure and high cholesterol are both risk factors of heart disease. Hyzaar DS is a combination medication being used in the fight against heart disease.

How Does Hyzaar DS Work

Hyzaar DS is a medication used in the treatment of high blood pressure (a constant reading of 140/90 mm Hg or greater). Hyzaar DS contains two separate medications: Hydrochlorothiazide which is a diuretic, or water pill, which helps the body fight fluid retention by blocking the absorption of too much salt by the body, and Losartan which is angiotensin that helps keep the body's blood vessels from narrowing by relaxing the vessels. This helps to improve blood flow which helps in lowering blood pressure. Hyzaar DS is also prescribed for people diagnosed with heart disease to help lower their risk of stroke.

How to Take Hyzaar DS

When taking Hyzaar DS, follow the instructions prescribed by your doctor. Do not attempt to change or alter the dosage on your own, or take the medication longer than prescribed. Your doctor can change the dosage if and when needed. Be sure you understand your prescription completely. Talk to your doctor or licensed pharmacist if you have any questions regarding your dosage. This medication should be taken with at least 8oz of water, and may or may not be taken with food or a meal. As with other medications, Hyzaar DS should be taken at the same time each day to allow the amount of medication in your system to remain the same. If you happen to miss a dose of your medication, it is recommended that you take your dosage as soon as possible, unless it is almost time for your next dose. If that occurs, then simply take your next dose as prescribed. Do not double up on the medication. You will also need to have your blood pressure checked regularly to ensure that the medication is working, as well as your kidney function. Your doctor should inform you of the necessary frequency of these tests. It is recommended that you store this medication away from heat and moisture and to keep the medication at room temperature.

Side Effects of Hyzaar DS 100-200

top taking the medication and seek emergency assistance should you experience any signs of an allergic reaction which can include: swelling of the tongue, face, lips, throat, any difficulty breathing, and hives. These serious side effects may occur:

  • Hypotension (low blood pressure)
  • Birth defects or death in fetus
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus
  • If kidney disease exists, worsening of the condition may occur. Contact your doctor immediately should you experience any abdominal pain, nausea
  • If liver disease exists, worsening of the condition may occur

Other less serious side effects may include the following (this is not a complete list, ask your doctor:

  • Upper respiratory infection (common cold-like symptoms)
  • Stuffy nose
  • Dizziness
  • Rash
  • Heart palpitations
  • Back pain

If any of the above possible side effects becomes truly bothersome, or will not cease, contact your doctor immediately.

Safety Information:

Precautions, dosage adjustments and/or testing may need to be done before taking Hyzaar DS for any individuals with any of the following:

  • Diabetes
  • Liver disease
  • Kidney disease
  • CHF (congestive heart failure)
  • An allergy to sulfa or any meds in the sulfa family
  • Asthma or allergies
  • Abnormal levels of potassium
  • Gout
  • Lupus
  • An allergy to hydrochlorothiazide or losartan
  • Pregnancy (Hyzaar DS is a category D medication, which may be fatal to your unborn baby. Stop taking the medication and contact your doctor immediately should you become pregnant while on this medication.)

If you are taking any other medications, be sure you tell your doctor before starting Hyzaar. There are several prescribed medications, as well as vitamins, herbal supplements and over the counter medications they may interact with Hyzaar.

Contact emergency services immediately if an overdose occurs. Symptoms of overdose may vary depending upon certain factors but may include extremely low blood pressure, dehydration, kidney failure, increased thirst, confusion, nausea or vomiting, dizziness, fast heart rate, tiredness, loss of consciousness, confusion, decrease in urine output, and weakness or tiredness.

Dosage:

The exact Hyzaar DS dosage in individualized and must be determined by your doctor.

Hyzaar DS comes in three different oral tablet combinations:

  • HYZAAR 50-12.5 contains 50 mg of losartan potassium, .24 mg of potassium and 12.5 mg of hydrochlorothiazide
  • HYZAAR 100-12.5 contains 100 mg of losartan potassium, 8.48 mg of potassium and 12.5 mg of hydrochlorothiazide
  • HYZAAR 100-25 contains 100 mg of losartan potassium, 8.48 mg of potassium and 25 mg of hydrochlorothiazide

Visual Description:

  • Hyzaar 50-12.5 is a yellow teardrop shaped pill with the letters HYZAAR on one side and the letters MRK 717 on the other.
  • Hyzaar 100-12.5 is a white oval shaped pill that is blank on one side and the numbers 745 on the other.
  • Hyzaar 100-25 is a light yellow teardrop shaped pill with the letters HYZAAR on one side and the letters MRK 747 on the other..

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