Losanorm 25mg Tablet
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The generic name of Losanorm 25mg Tab is losartan. It belongs to a category of medicines (angiotensin-II receptor antagonists) and is used for lowering the increased blood pressure.
Uses of Losanorm 25mg Tab
- High blood pressure
- Chronic heart failure
- Heart attack (myocardial infarction)
- Kidney disease
Contraindications of Losanorm 25mg Tab
- Allergic to this medicine or other ARAs
- Renal artery stenosis (a condition where a blood vessel in the kidney is narrow)
- Liver or kidney ailments
- Pregnant or breastfeeding women
Side effects of Losanorm 25mg Tab
- Headache, and dizziness
- Excessive drop in blood pressure
- Allergic reactions like rashes, swelling of face, lips and throat
- Low blood sugar
- Changes in kidney function including kidney failure
- Reduced number of red blood cells
- Skeletal muscle injury
Precautions and Warnings of Losanorm 25mg Tab
Can I take Losanorm 25mg Tab during pregnancy?
Abstain from the use of this medicine if you are pregnant or planning to start a family.
Can I take Losanorm 25mg Tab while breastfeeding?
This medicine is not recommended for breastfeeding mothers, but it is advisable to seek a physician’s help to find a safer alternative during the period of breastfeeding.
Can I drive if I have consumed this medicine?
This medicine is not known to affect your driving ability. However, if you feel dizziness or drowsiness after consuming this medicine, you must not drive.
Can I consume alcohol with this medicine?
You should refrain from alcohol consumption during the prescribed period of this medicine as it can lead to serious liver damage.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- You were previously diagnosed with angioedema (swelling of the lips, face, tongue or throat)
- You have excessive vomiting or diarrhoea
- You are suffering from blockage (narrowing) of the blood vessels (owing to which you had undergone surgery for kidney transplant)
- You suffer from heart failure with or without renal impairment or critical life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias
- You have high blood pressure or liver, heart or kidney ailments
Mode of Action of Losanorm 25mg Tab
How Does It Work?
Angiotensin-II is a substance produced in the body which is responsible for the constriction of blood vessels. This leads to an increase in blood pressure. The composition of Losanorm 25mg Tab obstructs the binding of angiotensin-II to its receptors, thereby causing the relaxation of blood vessels to relax and lowering of blood pressure.
Directions for Use of Losanorm 25mg Tab
The dosage of Losanorm 25mg Tab should be administered in the required amount directed by the doctor.
Interactions of Losanorm 25mg Tab
Interactions with other medicines
Interactions with food items
The intake of high-potassium foods should be avoided and you must adhere to a low-fat diet.
Other general Interactions
Pregnant or breastfeeding women and individuals with liver/kidney diseases, blockage or narrowing of blood vessels of kidneys (renal artery stenosis), diarrhoea or excessive vomiting, high blood pressure, angioedema (or its history) (swelling of lips, face, throat and tongue) and diabetes-related kidney problems should choose alternative treatment options.
Storage and disposal of Losanorm 25mg Tab
The tablets need to be kept at the ambient room temperature (less than 24°C) without heat, sunlight and moisture. Unused and expired medicines should be correctly disposed by adhering to the standard waste regulation guidelines.
Dosage of Losanorm 25mg Tab
Overdose of Losanorm 25mg Tab can cause extremely low blood pressure, dizziness, loss of consciousness, increased heart rate, increased levels of potassium in the blood and kidney failure. Seek immediate emergency medical attention, in case of an overdose.
Missed a Dose
If you have forgotten to take any dose, administer it as soon as you recall it. If it is nearly time for the upcoming dose, leave the missed dose and follow your regular dosing schedule.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: What dietary restrictions should be followed while taking this medicine?
A: You should abstain from the intake of high potassium-rich fruits, foods and health supplements ( spinach, banana, peas, kidney beans) and prefer a low-salt diet.
Q: What should I inform my healthcare professional before I start treatment with the medicine?
A: You must give an account of your past and present diseases, especially diabetes, and all the ongoing medications, supplements and herbal medicines. If you are taking anti-diabetic medication or insulin, track your blood sugar carefully and regularly while taking this medicine, particularly during the first month of its use. The combination of diabetes medicines and this medicine may cause a significant change in your blood sugar levels owing to medicine–medicine interactions. Aspirin and painkillers also diminish the positive effect this medicine. Hence, sharing the complete history with your doctor is of utmost importance.
Q: Can this medicine be stopped immediately if I feel better?
A: No, changes should only be made in the dosage of this medicine after consulting the doctor as it can have a rebound effect.
Q: Does this medicine cause weight gain?
A: This medicine is not known to cause weight gain. In case of any such symptoms, consult your doctor.
Q: What lifestyle changes to be done while taking this medicine?
- Avoid smoking or drinking alcohol
- Lose weight
- Maintain a healthy diet by including fruits and vegetables in your meals
- Exercise regularly
Q: Is this medicine habit forming?
A: This medicine is not known to develop into addiction.
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Last Updated on: 31 Jul 2020 | 07:00 PM (IST)
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