Compare Tenoretic vs. Hyzaar

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Tenoretic
(Atenolol / Chlorthalidone)

Hyzaar
(Losartan / Hydrochlorothiazide)

Coming soon.Lowers blood pressure. Removes extra water from your body. Hyzaar (Losartan / Hydrochlorothiazide) is a good combination blood pressure-lowering medicine to try if your blood pressure is very high.
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Side effects
TenoreticHyzaar

We haven’t found good data for Tenoretic side effects.

FDA side effect reports for Tenoretic »
  • Dizziness 3%
  • Back pain 1%
  • Cough 1%
  • Upper respiratory infection 1%
More Hyzaar side effects »
How it works
TenoreticHyzaar
Coming soon.Hyzaar (Losartan / Hydrochlorothiazide) is a combination medicine that lowers your blood pressure. Hydrochlorothiazide is a diuretic that removes extra water from your body. Losartan is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) that relaxes your blood vessels to lower you blood pressure and allow more blood and oxygen to get to your heart and other organs.
Type of medication
TenoreticHyzaar
Coming soon.
Antihypertensive
Angiotensin receptor blocker
Diuretic
Prescription only
Available as
TenoreticHyzaar
  • Pill
  • Pill
Used for (click to learn more)
TenoreticHyzaar
  • Hypertension
Risk factors for serious side effects
TenoreticHyzaar
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  • Women of childbearing age
  • History of kidney problems
  • African descent
  • Current kidney problems
  • Medicine that affects potassium
  • Use of salt substitute
  • History of sulfa allergies
  • History of gout
  • Current kidney problems
Detailed Hyzaar (Losartan / Hydrochlorothiazide) risks & warnings »
Pregnancy category
TenoreticHyzaar
DFDA pregnancy category (Weigh risks vs. benefits)

Research studies with real people found harmful effects on unborn babies, but the benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

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DFDA pregnancy category (Weigh risks vs. benefits)

Research studies with real people found harmful effects on unborn babies, but the benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

See the FDA package insert
Alcohol
No specific alcohol-related info.No specific alcohol-related info.
Food
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Kidneys and liver
No specific kidneys and liver-related info.
  • Requires a yearly blood test to see how the medicine is affecting your electrolytes and kidneys.
  • Won't work as well if you have severe kidney problems.
  • Protects kidney function, which is especially useful for people with diabetes or mild-to-moderate kidney disease.
  • Get your blood pressure, potassium, and kidney function checked 1 week after starting the medicine, then routinely after.
  • Requires routine blood tests to check kidney function.
  • Hyzaar (Losartan / Hydrochlorothiazide) has a risk of making your kidneys not work as well. It is important to get blood work done to check your kidney function before starting Hyzaar (Losartan / Hydrochlorothiazide) and at least annually after.
  • Hyzaar (Losartan / Hydrochlorothiazide) can affect the potassium level in your body. Too much potassium can cause heart problems and too little potassium can cause muscle problems. Baseline and routine lab tests are needed to measure your potassium and kidney function.
Sex
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Sleep
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Weight
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Upsides and benefits
TenoreticHyzaar
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  • Lowers the risk of heart attack and stroke.
  • A first-choice treatment for severe high blood pressure, combining the benefits of two blood pressure-lowering medicines with a single pill.
  • Protects kidney function, which is especially useful for people with diabetes or mild-to-moderate kidney disease.
  • Helpful in getting rid of extra fluids if you have issues with fluid balance (like in congestive heart failure).
  • Most people have few side effects.
Downsides and risks
TenoreticHyzaar
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  • Will make you urinate more often.
  • Requires a yearly blood test to see how the medicine is affecting your electrolytes and kidneys.
  • Not safe to use if you're pregnant.
  • Needs dose adjustment if you have liver problems.
  • Your skin will be more sensitive to the sun while taking this.
  • Won't work as well if you have severe kidney problems.
  • Shouldn't take if you have a sulfa allergy.
Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
TenoreticHyzaar
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  • Can cause dizziness in the first few days.
  • Get your blood pressure, potassium, and kidney function checked 1 week after starting the medicine, then routinely after.
  • Tell your doctor about any dizziness or muscle weakness that doesn't go away.
  • Get immediate medical help if you notice any swelling, especially around your head and neck.
  • Requires routine blood tests to check kidney function.
  • Don't take it if you're pregnant.
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