Alsartan 50mg Tablet
By ARISTO PHARMACEUTICALS PVT LTD
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The composition of Alsartan 50mg Tab is made up primarily of losartan and it is a hypertensive medicine that lowers blood pressure.
Uses of Alsartan 50mg Tab
- Raised blood pressure
- Heart disorders
- Frequent heart attacks
- Kidney failure due to high blood sugar
Contraindications of Alsartan 50mg Tab
- Allergy to the medicine
- Pregnant condition
- Liver ailments
- Kidney problems
Side effects of Alsartan 50mg Tab
- Excess reduction of blood pressure
- Pain in the head
- High levels of potassium
- Loss of balance
- Increased tiredness
- Muscle weakness
Precautions and Warnings of Alsartan 50mg Tab
Can I take the medicine during pregnancy?
This medication can have serious complications during pregnancy. It can harm the foetus so do not take this tablet during pregnancy.
Can I take the medicine while breastfeeding?
This tablet is not to be used during breastfeeding due to its inadequate safety profile.
Can I drive if I have consumed the medicine?
Your driving ability is not hampered after taking this tablet. If you suffer from any problems that distract you while driving, then stop driving.
Can I consume alcohol with the medicine?
Alcohol can worsen the side effects and cause excessive drowsiness and impair your concentration.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
You have swelling all over the face, increased vomiting or loose stools, high sugar levels, preexisting high blood pressure or heart rhythm problems
Mode of Action of Alsartan 50mg Tab
How Does It Work?
It works by blocking the activity of a substance that increases blood pressure.
Directions for Use of Alsartan 50mg Tab
Take the dosage of Alsartan 50mg Tab as recommended by your doctor. Take it with meals and at the same time every day.
Interactions of Alsartan 50mg Tab
Interactions with other medicines
Do not combine Alsartan 50mg Tab with any other medicines because when taken together, they can cause serious side effects.
Interactions with food items
There are no food interactions with this tablet.
Other general Interactions
This medicine is only intended to treat high blood pressure. Do not use this medication in any other conditions unless stated by your doctor.
Storage and disposal of Alsartan 50mg Tab
Store this tablet in moisture-free environment. Keep in a place which is devoid of heat and light.
Dosage of Alsartan 50mg Tab
Overdose may result from taking tablets more than required. Symptoms include raised heart rate, excessive fall in blood pressure, giddiness, raised potassium levels, kidney malfunction and lack of consciousness.
Missed a Dose
Take the missed medicine when you recollect. If it is the subsequent day, skip the previous tablet and continue with the normal schedule. Avoid taking an extra tablet to compensate the missed one.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: What are the dietary changes I need to make?
A: Stay away from potassium-rich foods and have a reduced salt diet. Keep a note of the vitamin and mineral supplements that you take to check the potassium and sodium levels.
Q: Can I stop this tablet once I feel better?
A: This medicine is to be used for an extended period. If you stop it in between, it can cause blood pressure to rise even more. This can result in frequent heart attacks or stroke episodes. It is always recommended to continue the medicine along with frequent consultation with your doctor.
Q: Is there any risk of cancer while on this tablet?
A: Although there were reports about its link with cancer, it has been found to be safe to treat high blood pressure and can be taken for longer periods.
Q: Can this tablet be taken before surgery?
A: Since surgery is usually accompanied by the use of general anaesthesia, it is better to consult your doctor. This tablet can further lower blood pressure when used with anaesthetics.
Q: Is this tablet useful to treat migraine?
A: Some information available states that this medicine can work well to prevent a migraine from developing. This medication, however, is not officially given for treating migraine. Your doctor may recommend some other medicines and not the medicine for treating migraine.
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Last Updated on: 31 Jul 2020 | 07:00 PM (IST)
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