Losartan-hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) is a prescription blood pressure medication sold under the brand name Hyzaar®. Though not a cure for high blood pressure, the drug can decrease your risk of heart attack, stroke, and other health problems that are caused by long-term hypertension.
Losartan comes in the form of a tablet and is available in three strengths. Though generally well tolerated, side effects are possible and may include:
- Low potassium in the blood.
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