What is losartan/HCTZ?
Losartan/HCTZ (generic Hyzaar) is a combination of two prescription drugs - Losartan & hydrochlorothiazide - in a single form. Losartan/HCTZ is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) and is also used to reduce the risk of stroke in patients who have high blood pressure or an enlarged heart (left ventricular hypertrophy).
High blood pressure is a common but serious disease. When not treated, it can lead to serious complications such as heart disease, heart attacks, kidney failure, loss of vision, strokes, and more. While medications such as Losartan are effective in helping lower blood pressure, doctors often prescribe these medicines alongside recommended lifestyle changes, like improving your diet, increasing your exercise, and abstaining from alcohol and tobacco.