Side Effect Of Going Off Hyzaar Abruptly?

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Asked by Larkram

Side Effect Of Going Off Hyzaar Abruptly?

My mom has not taken HYZAAR for a week. Earlier, she'd been on the drug for a year. This morning she could not get out of bed; she was fully awake and alert.

Answer

Withdrawal can rarely be seen when blood pressure medications are stopped abruptly. The symptoms usually include nervousness, headache, an increased heart rate, and nausea. However, the medications that this has been reported with are those that affect the nervous system, such as metoprolol or clonidine. I am not aware of this occurring in drugs such as Hyzaar (losartan).

Answered by Allen J. Blaivas, D.O.