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Losar 50mg Strip Of 15 Tablets

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By UNICHEM LABORATORIES LTD
15 Tablet(s) in Strip
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Losartan(50.0 Mg)
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Anti-hypertensive

Medical Description

The composition of Losar 50mg Tab 15`S includes losartan, which is a medicine used for lowering high blood pressure. It is an angiotensin-II receptor antagonist.

Uses of Losar 50mg Tab 15`S

  • High blood pressure
  • Chronic heart failure
  • Heart attack (myocardial infarction), leading to left lower heart dysfunction
  • Diabetic kidney disease

Contraindications of Losar 50mg Tab 15`S

  • Pregnancy
  • Allergies to losartan or other ARAs
  • Renal artery stenosis
  • Liver or kidney disease

Side effects of Losar 50mg Tab 15`S

  • Excessive drop in blood pressure
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Allergic reactions like rash, facial swelling, severe swelling of lips and throat
  • High potassium levels in blood
  • Vertigo
  • Low blood sugar
  • Fatigue
  • Renal failure
  • Anaemia
  • Skeletal muscle injury (rhabdomyolysis)

Precautions and Warnings of Losar 50mg Tab 15`S

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Losar 50mg Tab 15`S during pregnancy?
A:
Avoid taking this medicine if you are pregnant or are planning pregnancy as it can harm the fetus.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Losar 50mg Tab 15`S while breastfeeding?
A:
Losartan should not be taken while breastfeeding. While sufficient data to define the side effects of the medicine while breastfeeding does not exist, it is better to consult your physician who will weigh the risks and benefits, or suggest a safer alternative.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have taken Losar 50mg Tab 15`S?
A:
You may drive while taking this medicine as losartan is not known to affect your ability to drive. However, in case you experience sudden dizziness or drowsiness, stop driving.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Losar 50mg Tab 15`S?
A:
Alcohol can make your blood pressure drop and increase the risk of other side effects like drowsiness or sedation. Hence, kindly avoid drinking alcohol while you are taking this medicine.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
Inform your physician if you suffer from history of angioedema, excessive vomiting or diarrhoea, you have had kidney transplant recently or are known to have narrowing or blockage of blood vessels leading to kidneys, you have liver disease, heart failure with or without renal impairment, severe life threatening cardiac arrhythmias, heart diseases. If you have kidney issues related to high blood pressure and diabetes, you may need to get kidney tests and electrolytes level checks done.
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Mode of Action of Losar 50mg Tab 15`S

How Does It Work?

The body produces a substance called angiotensin-II which constricts blood vessels. This results in high blood pressure. When Losar 50mg Tab 15`S is used, it prevents angiotensin-II from binding to its receptors, thereby making the blood vessels relax and lowering the blood pressure.
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Directions for Use of Losar 50mg Tab 15`S

  • Take this medicine orally as advised by your physician, usually once a day
  • Remember to take the medicine at the same time every day for maximum benefit
  • Continue the medicine even if you feel well
  • In case your condition worsens or doesn't improve, consult your physician immediately

Interactions of Losar 50mg Tab 15`S

Interactions with other medicines

  • Aspirin and NSAIDs decrease losartan's action on your blood pressure
  • Avoid taking medicines like azathioprine, lithium, aspirin, aliskiren, and ACE inhibitors
  • Diuretics and other medicines which increase blood potassium levels should be avoided

Interactions with food items

There is no known interaction of the medicine with food.

Other general Interactions

Avoid taking this medicine if you have diabetes, angioedema, hypotension, chronic heart failure, high potassium levels in blood, kidney or liver disease.

Storage and disposal of Losar 50mg Tab 15`S

Store the medicine at room temperature, away from excess heat, sunlight and moisture.

Dosage of Losar 50mg Tab 15`S

Overdose

In case of an overdose, you may experience side effects of Losar 50mg Tab 15`S such as increased heartrate, extremely low blood pressure, increased potassium levels in the blood, kidney failure, dizziness and loss of consciousness. Consult your physician immediately in such a scenario.
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Missed a Dose

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If the next dose is due, avoid taking the missed dose. Do not take extra doses to make up for the missed dose.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: What do I need to inform my physician about before starting Losar 50mg Tab 15`S?

A: You need to inform your physician about any past and present illnesses, especially diabetes, and any other medicines that you are on currently. If you are on any antidiabetic medicines, keep track of your blood sugar levels while taking this medicine, especially during the first month. The antidiabetes medicines interact with losartan and cause significant changes in your blood sugar levels. Aspirin and other painkillers reduce the efficacy of losartan.

Q: Do I need to follow any dietary restrictions while taking Losar 50mg Tab 15`S?

A: To control your blood pressure, avoid food containing high potassium such as fruits (especially banana), spinach, peas, kidney beans. Consume a low-salt diet.

Q: How should I take Losar 50mg Tab 15`S?

A: Take the medicine orally and swallow the whole tablet. Do not chew or crush the tablet. The dose depends on your condition and response to treatment. Consult your physician for further information.

Q: If my blood pressure is constantly high, can I take another dose of the medicine?

A: No, consult your physician for the appropriate dose suited for your condition. Losartan's action lasts for 24 hours, hence it is not recommended to take another dose on your own.
Last Updated on: 31 Jul 2020 | 07:00 PM (IST)
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