Lartan 50mg Tablet
By AVINASH HEALTH PRODUCTS PVT LTD
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The composition of Lartan 50mg Tab includes losartan, which belongs to the group angiotensin-II receptor antagonists, which is prescribed to control high blood pressure.
Uses of Lartan 50mg Tab
- Chronic heart failure
- Heart attack (myocardial infarction)
- Diabetic nephropathy
Contraindications of Lartan 50mg Tab
- Allergic reaction to the medicine or other ARAs
- Those with renal artery stenosis (a condition where the kidney blood vessels are narrower than normal)
- Pregnant women
- Liver or kidney disorders
Side effects of Lartan 50mg Tab
- Increased potassium levels
- Allergic reactions such as rashes, swelling of face, lips and throat
- Tiredness and fatigue
- Irregularities in kidney functions, including kidney failure
- Rhabdomyolysis (skeletal muscle injury)
Precautions and Warnings of Lartan 50mg Tab
Can I take Lartan 50mg Tab during pregnancy?
This medicine can harm the fetus and is not recommended for pregnant women.
Can I take this medicine while breastfeeding?
No, since this medicine is known to pass into the breast milk and is hence is considered unsafe for the infant.
Can I drive if I have taken the medicine?
Driving should be avoided in case you feel dizzy or drowsy after taking the medicine.
Can I consume alcohol with this medicine?
Avoid excessive consumption of alchol as it can lead to hypotension.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- You have a history of angioedema (swelling of the face, lips, throat, tongue), excessive vomiting or diarrhoea
- You are known to have narrowing or blockage of the blood vessels leading to your kidneys or had a kidney transplant recently, or liver disease
- You suffer from heart failure with or without renal impairment, concomitant severe life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias or heart disease
- You have high blood pressure or diabetes-related kidney problems
Mode of Action of Lartan 50mg Tab
How Does It Work?
The generic medicine in Lartan 50mg Tab acts on angiotensin-II, which is responsible for the contraction of the blood vessels. Inhibiting angiotensin-II releases the pressure as the command for contraction is intercepted and stopped, which results in relaxed blood vessels. Therefore, this medicine is used for patients with elevated blood pressure.
Directions for Use of Lartan 50mg Tab
Lartan 50mg Tab should be taken in the dosage prescribed by the doctor. The tablet is to be swallowed as a whole with water.
Interactions of Lartan 50mg Tab
Interactions with other medicines
Taking NSAIDs with this medicine is not recommended as it can decrease the medicine of this medicine. Diuretics increase the pottasium levels in the blood when coupled with this medicine.
Interactions with food items
No known interaction with food.
Other general Interactions
The medication can result in rhabdomyolysis, which is a skeletal muscle injury and should be consulted with a doctor if there is any fever, or pain and discomfort in the muscles upon taking the medicine.
Storage and disposal of Lartan 50mg Tab
This medicine should be stored at room temperature, away from direct contact with moisture or sunlight.
Dosage of Lartan 50mg Tab
In case of an overdose, seek immediate medical help. Overdose can result in Lartan 50mg Tab side effects such as kidney failure and hypotension, with increasing heart rate being the most prominent symptom.
Missed a Dose
Take the missed dose as soon you remember. In case it is almost time for the next dose, then avoid the missed dose and take the next dose. Do not take a double dose to compensate for the missed dose.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: How long after completing the course of medication should a mother wait to resume breastfeeding?
A: It is advised to wait for a minimum of 2 days after completing the course, before resuming to breastfeed the baby.
Q: What are the effects of qutting the medicine without a doctor's advise?
A: Quitting this medicine or any other blood pressure medicine without the consent of the doctor can result in the blood pressure shooting back up, which can cause a stroke in adverse cases.
Q: Is it safe to prescribe or administer the medicine to children?
A: The medicine should not be given to children under 6 years of age.
Q: What are the pre-surgery precautions one has to take while on the medicine?
A: Doctors can advise the individual to stop taking the medicine around 24 hours before an anesthetic is intoduced for sugery procedures.
Q: Are there any additional precautions a person on a prescription of the medicine needs to take note of?
A: An individual is required to monitor their urea, creatinine and potassium levels closely as there can be a fluctuation while taking this medicine.
Q: What should I tell my doctor about before I start treatment with the medicine?
A: Inform the doctor about any past or present history of diseases, especially diabetes, along with all the ongoing medication, supplments and herbal medicines being taken. If you are taking medicine for diabetes, track your blood sugar level carefully in the first month of the course, as the combination of these medicines may result in significant change in blood sugar levels. Aspirin and painkillers may also reduce the effect of blood pressure on this medicine.
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Last Updated on: 31 Jul 2020 | 07:00 PM (IST)
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