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Hyzaar Alternatives

(Losartan / Hydrochlorothiazide)

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Compare Hyzaar (Losartan / Hydrochlorothiazide) to alternatives

These medications are comparable to Hyzaar (Losartan / Hydrochlorothiazide) or used for similar purposes.

Hyzaar
(Losartan / Hydrochlorothiazide)

Cozaar
(Losartan)

Microzide
(Hydrochlorothiazide )

Lotensin Hct
(Benazepril / Hydrochlorothiazide)

Diovan Hct
(Valsartan / Hydrochlorothiazide)

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.Lowers blood pressure. Cozaar (Losartan) is a good blood pressure-lowering medicine that protects kidney function like an ACE inhibitor, but with fewer side effects.Lowers blood pressure. Removes extra water from your body. Microzide (Hydrochlorothiazide (Hctz)) is a well-tolerated water pill that's often the first-choice treatment for mild high blood pressure.Coming soon.Lowers blood pressure. Diovan Hct (Valsartan / Hydrochlorothiazide) is a good 2-in-1 blood pressure-lowering medicine that protects kidney function like an ACE inhibitor, but with fewer side effects.
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Reviews for Cozaar (Losartan)
57%
+57% vs. Hyzaar (Losartan / Hydrochlorothiazide)
47%
+14% vs. Hyzaar (Losartan / Hydrochlorothiazide)
16%
+17% vs. Hyzaar (Losartan / Hydrochlorothiazide)
Reviews for Microzide (Hydrochlorothiazide (Hctz))
47%
+47% vs. Hyzaar (Losartan / Hydrochlorothiazide)
31%
2% vs. Hyzaar (Losartan / Hydrochlorothiazide)
15%
+18% vs. Hyzaar (Losartan / Hydrochlorothiazide)

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Reviews for Diovan Hct (Valsartan / Hydrochlorothiazide)
63%
+63% vs. Hyzaar (Losartan / Hydrochlorothiazide)
52%
+19% vs. Hyzaar (Losartan / Hydrochlorothiazide)
19%
+14% vs. Hyzaar (Losartan / Hydrochlorothiazide)
Side effects
HyzaarLosartanHydrochlorothiazideLotensin HCTDiovan HCT
  • Dizziness 3%
  • Back pain 1%
  • Cough 1%
  • Upper respiratory infection 1%
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  • Urinary tract infection 6%
  • Diarrhea 5%
  • Low blood sugar 4%
  • Low blood pressure 4%
  • Muscle weakness/fatiguea/fatigue 4%
  • Hyperkalemia 4%
  • Chest pain 4%
  • Low red blood cells 3%
  • Muscular weakness 3%
  • Orthostatic hypotension 3%
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The Hydrochlorothiazide FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.

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We haven’t found good data for Lotensin HCT side effects.

FDA side effect reports for Lotensin HCT »
  • Dizziness 4%
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How it works
HyzaarLosartanHydrochlorothiazideLotensin HCTDiovan HCT
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.Cozaar (Losartan) is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB). It blocks a chemical that tightens blood vessels. This makes blood vessels relax, which lowers blood pressure and allows more blood and oxygen to get to your heart and other organs.Microzide (Hydrochlorothiazide (Hctz)) is a thiazide diuretic (water pill). It works in the kidneys to make you urinate more, which removes extra water and certain electrolytes. This lowers blood pressure and swelling.Coming soon.Diovan Hct (Valsartan / Hydrochlorothiazide) is a combination medicine. Valsartan (an angiotensin receptor blocker) lowers blood pressure by making blood vessels relax. Hydrochlorothiazide (a diuretic or water pill) lowers blood pressure and swelling by removing extra fluid from your body.
Type of medication
HyzaarLosartanHydrochlorothiazideLotensin HCTDiovan HCT
Antihypertensive
Angiotensin receptor blocker
Diuretic
Prescription only
Antihypertensive
Angiotensin receptor blocker
Prescription only
Antihypertensive
Diuretic
Prescription only
Coming soon.
Antihypertensive
Angiotensin receptor blocker
Diuretic
Prescription only
Available as
HyzaarLosartanHydrochlorothiazideLotensin HCTDiovan HCT
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Used for (click to learn more)
HyzaarLosartanHydrochlorothiazideLotensin HCTDiovan HCT
  • Hypertension
Risk factors for serious side effects
HyzaarLosartanHydrochlorothiazideLotensin HCTDiovan HCT
  • 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 »
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Pregnancy category
HyzaarLosartanHydrochlorothiazideLotensin HCTDiovan HCT
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.

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BFDA pregnancy category (Probably safe)

Research studies with animals haven’t found a risk to unborn babies, but it hasn’t been properly studied in humans.

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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.

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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.

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Alcohol
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Food
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Kidneys and liver
  • 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.
  • Protects kidney function, which is especially useful for people with diabetes or mild-to-moderate kidney disease.
  • Requires routine blood tests to check kidney function.
  • Doesn't work well in people with severe kidney problems.
  • Requires routine blood tests to check kidney function.
No specific kidneys and liver-related info.
  • Doesn't work as well in people with severe kidney problems.
  • Protects kidney function, which is especially useful for people with diabetes or mild-to-moderate kidney disease.
  • Requires routine blood tests to check kidney function.
Sex
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Sleep
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Weight
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Upsides and benefits
HyzaarLosartanHydrochlorothiazideLotensin HCTDiovan HCT
  • A first-choice treatment for severe high blood pressure, combining the benefits of two blood pressure-lowering medicines with a single pill.
  • 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.
  • Lowers the risk of heart attack and stroke.
  • Protects kidney function, which is especially useful for people with diabetes or mild-to-moderate kidney disease.
  • A first-choice blood pressure treatment for many people.
  • Similar to ACE inhibitors (like Lisinopril), with fewer side effects like cough and swelling.
  • Lowers the risk of heart attack and stroke.
  • Protects kidney function, which is especially useful for people with diabetes or mild-to-moderate kidney disease.
  • Recommended for anyone with heart failure since it lowers the risk of death and further damage to your heart.
  • Works well to get rid of extra fluids in your body through urination.
  • A first-choice blood pressure treatment for many people. Works especially well for African Americans.
  • Good option if you have both high blood pressure and heart failure.
  • Raises calcium levels in the body, so it can be good for people with osteoporosis to slow down bone loss and even help with new bone formation.
  • Most people have very few side effects.
  • Lowers the risk of heart attack and stroke.
Coming soon.
  • Combination medicine for people with high blood pressure. Doctors might prescribe it when you need more than one medicine to control your blood pressure.
  • The two drugs in Diovan HCT work together to lower blood pressure and remove extra water from your body.
  • Lowers the risk of heart attack and stroke.
  • Protects kidney function, which is especially useful for people with diabetes or mild-to-moderate kidney disease.
  • Recommended for anyone with heart failure since it lowers the risk of death and further damage to your heart.
Downsides and risks
HyzaarLosartanHydrochlorothiazideLotensin HCTDiovan HCT
  • Will make you urinate more often.
  • Requires a yearly blood test to see how the medicine is affecting your electrolytes and kidneys.
  • 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.
  • Not safe to use if you're pregnant.
  • Requires a yearly blood test to see how the medicine is affecting your body.
  • Not safe to use if you're pregnant.
  • Doesn't work well in people with severe kidney problems.
  • Makes you urinate more often.
Coming soon.
  • Comes in fixed dosage strengths, so it's harder for your doctor to adjust your dose.
  • Doesn't work as well in people with severe kidney problems.
  • Makes you urinate more often.
  • Requires a yearly blood test to see how the medicine is affecting your body.
  • Not safe to use if you're pregnant.
Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
HyzaarLosartanHydrochlorothiazideLotensin HCTDiovan HCT
  • 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.
  • Can cause dizziness in the first few days.
  • Requires routine blood tests to check kidney function.
  • Don't take it if you're pregnant.
  • Can cause dizziness in the first few days.
  • Check your blood pressure 1 week after starting this medicine, and tell your doctor if it hasn't improved.
  • Tell your doctor about any dizziness, fatigue, cough, or throat irritation that doesn't go away.
  • Requires routine blood tests to check kidney function.
  • Don't take it if you're pregnant.
  • Starts working in about 2 hours.
  • Tell your doctor about any dizziness, fatigue, or muscle weakness that doesn't go away.
  • Makes you urinate more often, so avoid taking it at bedtime.
  • Can cause dizziness in the first few days.
  • Check your blood pressure 1 week after starting this medicine, and tell your doctor if it hasn't improved.
  • Requires routine blood tests to check kidney function.
Coming soon.
  • Makes you urinate more often, so avoid taking it at bedtime.
  • Can cause dizziness in the first few days.
  • Check your blood pressure 1 week after starting this medicine, and tell your doctor if it hasn't improved.
  • Tell your doctor about any dizziness, fatigue, cough, or throat irritation that doesn't go away.
  • Requires routine blood tests to check kidney function.
  • Don't take it if you're pregnant.
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