Generic Name(s): Losartan
Drug Class: Angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs)
Treats: High blood pressure
Hyzaar is a combination of Losartan and hydrochlorothiazide. Hydrochlorothiazide is a water pill otherwise known as thiazide diuretic that helps the body in preventing too much salt from being absorbed by the body which can lead to retention of fluid. Hyzaar will keep blood vessels from narrowing which in turn lowers blood pressure.
Hyzaar is a mixture of losartan and hydrochlorothiazide. Hydrochlorothiazide is a thiazide diuretic that helps in preventing the human body from absorbing excess salt, which can lead to fluid retention. Losartan is an antagonist that prevents blood vessels from narrowing, thus improves blood flow and lowers blood pressure and. Hyzaar is an oral medication that belongs to a class of drugs called angiotensin receptor blockers.
Hyzaar is used in the treatment of high blood pressure and also lowers the risk of strokes in patients with an enlarged heart and high blood pressure. Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent kidney problems, strokes, and heart attacks.
Hyzaar works by relaxing blood vessels so that there is an eased flow of blood. Hyzaar is a water pill that causes the body to produce more urine, which helps the body get rid of extra water and salt.