What is Losartan-HCTZ?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Hyzaar Cozaar-comp

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The combination of losartan, an Angiotensin II Receptor Blocker and hydrochlorothiazide, a diuretic, is used for the treatment of hypertension; stroke risk reduction in patients with hypertension and left ventricular hypertrophy.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
High blood pressure (hypertension) 54 45
Elevated blood pressure 48 53
General health 3 0
Aortic valve disorder 1 1
Meniere's disease 1 0
Support heart health 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 2
Moderate 4
Mild 27
None 33

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Losartan-HCTZ

Side effect Patients
Frequent urination 3
Dizziness 2
Excessive sweating 2
Back pain 1
Excessive thirst (polydipsia) 1
Lightheadedness 1

Show all 8 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Losartan-HCTZ

Dosage Patients
25-100 mg daily 11
12.5-100 mg daily 9
12.5-50 mg daily 6
100 mg daily 4
12.5 mg-50 mg daily 3
1 tablet(s) daily 2
1 mg daily 1
2 mg daily 1
12.5 mcg daily 1
50 mg daily 1

See all 11 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Losartan-HCTZ

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Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 8
Did not seem to work 3
Change in health plan coverage 2
Expense 2
Other 2
Personal research 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 16 patients who've stopped taking Losartan-HCTZ

Duration

Currently taking Losartan-HCTZ

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 3
1 - 2 years 7
2 - 5 years 10
5 - 10 years 12
10 years or more 7

Stopped taking Losartan-HCTZ

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 4
2 - 5 years 6
5 - 10 years 2
10 years or more 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 64
Usually 1
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 32
Not at all hard to take 34
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 32
Not specified 34

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Losartan-HCTZ after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Lisinopril (Zestril) 6
Hydrochlorothiazide-Lisinopril (San Lisinopril-HCTZ) 3
Losartan (Cozaar) 3
Amlodipine (Norvasc) 1
Hydrochlorothiazide HCTZ (Hydrochlorot) 1

Show all 8 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Losartan-HCTZ and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Hydrochlorothiazide HCTZ (Hydrochlorot) 2
Lisinopril (Zestril) 1
Losartan (Cozaar) 1
Propranolol (Inderal) 1
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4 patient evaluations for Losartan-HCTZ

Dec 16, 2015 (Started Feb 15, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for elevated blood pressure)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 tablet(s) Daily
Advice & Tips: It works. I feel it is a way to treat the fibro. When the fibro became worse, my blood pressure soars high up.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 15, 2013 (Started Apr 23, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for high blood pressure (hypertension))
  • Side effects
    Mild (back pain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 12.5 mg-50 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 21, 2011 (Started Aug 10, 1996)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for elevated blood pressure)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 1, 2010 (Started Aug 10, 1996)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for elevated blood pressure)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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