|Chemical name: Lisinopril-Hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ)
Brand name: Zestoretic, Prinzide
Typical dosage: 20mg/12.5mg
Typical type: Tablet1
Lisinopril-hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) is a medication used to treat high blood pressure. Lisinopril-HCTZ is available as a brand name drug or a generic and is an oral tablet.
Lisinopril-hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) is a combination of 2 medications used to treat high blood pressure. Lisinopril helps your blood vessels relax while hydrochlorothiazide helps you get rid of sodium to help lower your blood pressure.
The brand name equivalents of Lisinopril-HCTZ include Zestoretic and Prinzide.
This medication is typically taken once daily. The most common side effects of Lisinopril-HCTZ include headache, cough, fatigue and dizziness.
Yes! 100% of Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare Part D plans cover Lisinopril-hydrochlorothiazide.1
Drug coverage may vary based on plan availability. You may be able to find Medicare Advantage plan options in your area that cover Lisinopril-hydrochlorothiazide.
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Your copay and deductible costs for any prescription drug can vary depending on what coverage stage you’re in.
|Deductible stage||Typical copay stage|
|Your deductible is the amount of money you must spend on covered drugs before your Medicare drug coverage starts paying its share of costs.
In the deductible stage, you’re responsible for the full cost of your prescription drugs.
Some Medicare prescription drug plans have a $0 deductible. Medicare drug plans cannot have a deductible more than $415 in 2019.
|After you meet your Part D deductible, you enter the initial coverage period.
During this phase (the typical copay stage), you pay a copayment (flat fee) or coinsurance (percentage) for your covered medications.
|Free – $9||Free – $9|
Lisinopril-hydrochlorothiazide works to lower your blood pressure, lower your risk of stroke and reduce your risk of heart attack. You won’t be able to immediately feel these benefits of the drug, but you should not stop taking this medication without talking to your doctor.
The lisinopril component of this medication can cause a dry cough that happens within a few months of treatment. Talk to your doctor if this becomes intolerable. The dry cough goes away once treatment is stopped.
Low blood pressure can cause dizziness. If you have severe dizziness or you pass out, talk to your doctor.
Talk to your doctor if you cannot pass urine, you have dark urine, you are extremely tired, you have a loss of appetite or if you have yellow tinted skin or eyes, as it may be indicative of kidney or liver problems.
Do not take this medication if you are pregnant.
This article is for informational purposes only. It is not healthcare advice, treatment, or diagnosis. It is not an endorsement of or recommendation for this medication. Speak to your doctor or healthcare provider about your specific healthcare needs, including your prescription medications. Only take medication as directed by your doctor.
Coverage and costs of prescription medications will vary by Medicare plan. Not all plans are available in all areas.
Written by Hayden Gharibyar, Pharm.D.
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1 GoodRx. Lisinopril-Hydrochlorothiazide. Retrieved May 2019, from www.goodrx.com/lisinopril-hctz.
2 Jacobson, Gretchen; et al. A Dozen Facts About Medicare Advantage. (Nov. 13, 2018). Kaiser Family Foundation. Retrieved from www.kff.org/medicare/issue-brief/a-dozen-facts-about-medicare-advantage.
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