You may be able to find Medicare plan options in your area that cover Losartan-HCTZ. Learn more about Losartan-HCTZ and find Medicare Advantage plans in your area that cover prescription drugs.
Chemical name: Losartan-Hydrochlorothiazide
Brand name: Hyzaar
Typical dosage: 100mg/25mg
Typical type: Tablet1
Losartan-hydrochlorothiazide is used to treat high blood pressure. It is available as brand or generic and comes as an oral tablet.
Losartan-hydrochlorothiazide (Losartan-HCTZ) is a combination medication for the treatment of high blood pressure. The brand name equivalent of Losartan-HCTZ is called Hyzaar.
Losartan relaxes the blood vessels in your body, and hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) reduces the sodium in your body to help lower blood pressure.
You usually take Losartan-HCTZ once daily. Common side effects include dizziness, signs of a common cold, stuffy nose and back pain.
How much does Losartan/HCTZ cost with Medicare?
Losartan/HCTZ coverage and costs may vary based on the specific plan you have, as well as what coverage stage you're in.
Contact your plan carrier or consult your plan formulary for more cost information.
Does Medicare cover Losartan/HCTZ?
According to GoodRx, 100% of Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare Part D plans covered Losartan/HCTZ in 2023.1
Medicare Advantage plans or Part D plans that cover Losartan/HCTZ include copay amounts that can range widely from one plan to another. Plan members may also be responsible for meeting a deductible before the plan’s drug coverage kicks in.
Medicare Advantage plans that offer prescription drug coverage are called Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug Plans (MA-PD). 89% of 2024 Medicare Advantage plans include prescription drug coverage.2
Medicare prescription drugs plans each have their own formulary, or drug list, that details what prescription drugs are covered by the plan and how they are covered.
Drug coverage may vary based on plan availability. You may be able to find Medicare Advantage plan options in your area that cover Losartan/HCTZ. We represent carriers such as Humana, UnitedHealthcare®, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Aetna, Cigna Healthcare, Wellcare, or Kaiser Permanente.
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.
1 GoodRx. Losartan/HCTZ. Retrieved November 2023, from www.goodrx.com/Losartan-HCTZ/medicare-coverage.
A formulary for Medicare is the list of drugs a given Medicare Part D prescription drug plan or Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug (MA-PD) plan will cover. A Medicare plan formulary details information such as how drugs are covered, their relative costs, limitations and/or restrictions. Read more