Q: What should I inform my healthcare expert before I start treatment with Losartan?
A: You must give an account of your past and present diseases, especially diabetes, and all the ongoing medications, supplements and herbal medicines that you are taking. If you take antidiabetic medicines or insulin, track your blood sugar carefully while taking Losartan, particularly during the first month of its use. The combination of these diabetes medicines when on Losartan may cause a significant change in your blood sugar levels owing to drug-drug interactions. Aspirin and painkillers also diminish the positive effect on blood pressure of Losartan. Hence, sharing complete history is of utmost importance.