Cosart 50mg Tablet
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This medicine is used to lower the elevated blood pressure. It is an anti-hypertensive medication which belongs to the classification of medicine known as angiotensin-II receptor antagonists (ARAs). The generic name of Cosart 50mg Tab is losartan.
Uses of Cosart 50mg Tab
The uses of Cosart 50mg Tab are for the remediation and control of chronic heart failure, high blood pressure, heart attack (myocardial infarction) and diabetic kidney disease.
Contraindications of Cosart 50mg Tab
- Allergic to this medicine or any of its components or other ARAs
- Pregnant or breastfeeding women
- Renal artery stenosis (condition where a blood vessel in kidney is narrow)
- Liver or kidney diseases
Side effects of Cosart 50mg Tab
- Allergic reactions
- Excessive drop in blood pressure
- Swelling of face, lips and throat
- High levels of potassium in the blood
- Low blood sugar
- Changes in kidney function
- Kidney failure
- Reduced levels of red blood cells (anaemia)
Precautions and Warnings of Cosart 50mg Tab
Can I take the medicine during pregnancy?
Kindly avoid using this medicine if your are pregnant (or have plans to start a family) as it is dangerous for the foetus.
Can I take the medicine while breastfeeding?
The use of this medicine is deemed fatal during breastfeeding as it passes into the breastmilk and causes serious harm to the infant.
Can I drive if I have consumed the medicine?
It is safe to drive after using this medicine as it is not known to inhibit your ability to drive. But if you experience any ill effects after its administration, do not drive.
Can I consume alcohol with the medicine?
Do not consume alcohol with this medicine as it may lead to increased risk of side effects such as liver damage or an excessive drop in blood pressure.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- You suffer from excessive vomiting or diarrhoea, blockage or narrowing of blood vessels in kidneys, any other liver-, heart- or kidney-related diseases, a history of angioedema (characterised by swelling of lips, face, throat, tongue), heart-related diseases with or without renal impairment, high blood pressure and irregular heartbeats.Read less
Mode of Action of Cosart 50mg Tab
How Does It Work?
The composition of Cosart 50mg Tab causes the blood vessels to relax by preventing the binding of angiotensin-II to its receptors. This causes the dilatation of blood vessels, thereby leading to the lowering of high blood pressure.
Directions for Use of Cosart 50mg Tab
This medicine is available for oral administration only in the same amount as prescribed by the doctor.
Interactions of Cosart 50mg Tab
Interactions with other medicines
Interactions with food items
This medicine does not have any interactions with food products. However, a low fat diet would be beneficial in yielding the best results from this medicine.
Other general Interactions
Individuals with renal artery stenosis ( narrowing of blood vessel in kidneys), liver or kidney diseases along with pregnant or breastfeeding women are advised to seek alternative medicine for their respective conditions.
Storage and disposal of Cosart 50mg Tab
This medicine would be in best condition if it were to be kept at ambient temperature in the absence of heat, moisture and light. Medical waste management protocols must be followed in the proper disposal of this medicine.
Dosage of Cosart 50mg Tab
The overdose of Cosart 50mg Tab can lead to increase in heart rate, extremely low blood pressure, dizziness, loss of consciousness, kidney failure and increased levels of potassium in the blood. Emergency medical help is strongly recommended in case of an overdose.
Missed a Dose
In the case of missed dose, try to administer this medicine as soon as you realise it. But if it time for the following dose, kindly skip the missed dose and do not compensate for it by doubling the dose.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: What information should I provide my healthcare provider before starting this medicine?
A: It is recommended to share your complete surgical and medical history (especially liver- or kidney-related disorders) with your doctor along with the history of prescription, non-prescription and herbal medicines (supplements and herbals too).
Q: Can I refer this medicine to people with similar condition as mine?
A: This medicine is not supposed to be recommended to anyone even if their medical condition is same as yours. One should get a doctor's advice for their condition.
Q: Is this medicine available over the counter?
A: This medicine is not available to be purchased over the counter. Kindly produce a valid medical prescription to buy this medication.
Q: How long should I take this medicine?
A: The duration of the course of this medication is determined by your doctor as per your respective condition. So kindly take the medicine during that course (no matter how long it be).
Q: How many times a day should I use this medicine?
A: The doctor will determine the exact frequency of the usage of this medicine for you as per your condition. Kindly adhere to that for an effective treatment plan.
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- electronic Medicines Compendium (EMC). Cozaar 25 mg film-coated tablets.
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Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 02:47 PM (IST)
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