Taught that Hyzaar can infrequently raise or lower the potassium blood levels, which, in turn, rarely can cause serious side effects such as muscle weakness/cramping and/or very slow heartbeats.
Instructed on the importance, when taking Hyzaar, of avoiding prolonged sun exposure, tanning booths or sunlamps, as this medication may make the skin more sensitive to the sun.
Instructed on the importance, when taking Hyzaar, of using sunscreen and wearing protective clothing when outdoors as this medication may make the skin more sensitive to the sun.
Instructed on the importance, when taking Hyzaar, of getting up slowly when rising from a seated or lying position, in order to minimize dizziness and light-headedness.
Taught that Hyzaar is to be taken by mouth, with or without food.
Taught that Hyzaar should be taken regularly, at the same time each day and as directed by MD, in order to get the most benefit from it.
Taught that Hyzaar is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension).
Taught that Hyzaar is a combination of two (2) drugs: one drug relaxes the blood vessels and causes them to widen, while the other drug increases the amount of urine the body produces and, therefore, decreases excess water and salt in the body.
Taught that Hyzaar is used to treat congestive heart failure and to help protect the kidneys from damage due to diabetes.