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Doctors' Answers to "Frequently Asked Questions" - Hyzaar
Hyzaar Side Effects [posted
Answer: This is a combination drug of a diuretic, hydrochlorothiazide and cozaar, an angiotensin receptor blocker. Most side effects are due to the diuretic part, weakness, cramps, sun sensitivity, rash, etc. The cozaar has a long list of occasional side effects, but is pretty symptom free in most patients.
Stopping Hyzaar [posted 11/11/98]
Answer: Hysaar is a combination of Cozaar and Hydrochlorthiazide. One is an angiotensin blocker and the other a diuretic. Other than a rise in blood pressure, there should be no problem with rapid stoppage.
Is Memory Loss a Side Effect of
Hyzaar [posted 11/3/98]
Answer: Not usually.
Answer: Did you have the problem prior to switching to Hyzaar? Hyzaar is a
diuretic with the ACE inhibitor found in Cozaar. So, if the problem only started after the
Hyzaar find a different alternative. These could be calcium channel blockers, central
alpha blockers, etc. There are many alternatives and usually it is necessary to try
several to get one that works without side effects. Decreased sexual drive is unacceptable
most of the time. Also, ensure that you check your BP at home to ensure you are not being
overtreated(most patient BP rises in the doctors office) a common cause of side
effects without benefit. Lastly, lose weight and go off the medications if you can.
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