Losartan / HCTZ Coupon - Losartan / HCTZ 100mg/25mg tablet

Generic Hyzaar

Losartan/hctz (Hyzaar) is an inexpensive drug used to treat high blood pressure. This medicine may also reduce the risk of stroke in certain patients. This drug is more popular than comparable drugs. It is available in brand and generic form. Generic losartan/hctz is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but some pharmacy coupons or cash prices may be lower. Compare ARB / thiazide diuretic combinations.
Losartan / HCTZ Coupon - Losartan / HCTZ 100mg/25mg tablet

Losartan / HCTZ Side Effects

What should I watch for?

Check your blood pressure regularly while you are taking this medicine. Ask your doctor or health care professional what your blood pressure should be and when you should contact him or her. When you check your blood pressure, write down the measurements to show your doctor or health care professional. If you are taking this medicine for a long time, you must visit your health care professional for regular checks on your progress. Make sure you schedule appointments on a regular basis.

You must not get dehydrated. Ask your doctor or health care professional how much fluid you need to drink a day. Check with him or her if you get an attack of severe diarrhea, nausea and vomiting, or if you sweat a lot. The loss of too much body fluid can make it dangerous for you to take this medicine.

Women should inform their doctor if they wish to become pregnant or think they might be pregnant. There is a potential for serious side effects to an unborn child, particularly in the second or third trimester. Talk to your health care professional or pharmacist for more information.

You may get drowsy or dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this drug affects you. Do not stand or sit up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. This reduces the risk of dizzy or fainting spells. Alcohol can make you more drowsy and dizzy. Avoid alcoholic drinks.

This medicine may affect your blood sugar level. If you have diabetes, check with your doctor or health care professional before changing the dose of your diabetic medicine.

Avoid salt substitutes unless you are told otherwise by your doctor or health care professional.

Do not treat yourself for coughs, colds, or pain while you are taking this medicine without asking your doctor or health care professional for advice. Some ingredients may increase your blood pressure.


Interactions with Medications

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:


Black, tarry stools

blood in the urine or stools

cough or hoarseness accompanied by chills or fever, lower back or side pain, or painful or difficult urination


pinpoint red spots on the skin

pounding heartbeat

severe stomach pain, nausea, and vomiting

skin rash

swelling of the feet or lower legs

unusual bleeding or bruising

Incidence not known



dark-colored urine

decreased urine output

dry mouth

fast or irregular heartbeat


increased thirst


large, flat, blue, or purplish patches in the skin

large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs

light-colored stools

muscle cramps or pain

muscle spasms

muscle stiffness

muscle twitching

nausea or vomiting

painful knees and ankles

raised red swellings on the skin, the buttocks, legs, or ankles



shortness of breath

swelling of the face, ankles, or hands

upper right abdominal or stomach pain

unusual tiredness or weakness

weak or irregular heartbeat

yellow eyes and skin

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

Less common

Cold or flu-like symptoms



increased sensitivity of the skin to sunlight

sore throat

stomach pain


Dry cough

sinus problems

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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