Side effects. Common side effects include postural hypotension (lightheadedness with rapid changes in position), a dry cough, and increased urination. However, this drug combination is usually well-tolerated.
See below. It is a combination of two different medications zestril- dry cough, high potassium levels hydrochlorothiazide- low potassium levels, low magnesium levels, slightly high calcium levels.
I was just prescribed lisinopril/hctz (20/12.5) for my htn. Is Losartan a better drug than this combination with their combined side effects?
Either will be. Appropriate for your use. One will be cheaper than the other. The important issue is which will be more effective for your treatment and tolerated by you. Trial one and see if it works well then consider alternatives if it is not effective or poorly tolerated.