Losar Tablet is an antihypertensive medicine containing Losartan as its active ingredient. It belongs to the "Angiotensin Receptor Blocker (ARBs)" class of medicine. Losar Tablet is used to treat high blood pressure and also helps to reduce other heart problems. While taking this medicine you should follow a healthy diet and should also exercise regularly. Losar Tablet should be taken as directed by the doctor and in doses and duration as prescribed. It can be taken with or without food. Do not stop taking this medicine unless asked to do so by your doctor. The doctor may also suggest avoiding potassium supplements during the treatment because they may raise potassium levels in the bloodstream. So, it is necessary to keep a regular check on your blood pressure and the doctor may ask for a few kidney tests also during the treatment to check if the medicines are properly working. You should provide a complete medical history along with family history to your doctor before starting this medicine....
Q: What should I inform my healthcare professional before I start treatment with Losar Tablet?
You must give an account of your past and present diseases, especially diabetes and all the ongoing medications, supplements and herbal medicines that you are taking.
If you take anti-diabetic medication or insulin, track your blood sugar carefully while taking losartan, particularly during the first month of its use.
The combination of these diabetes medicines when on losartan may cause significant changes in your blood sugar levels owing to drug-drug interactions. Hence, sharing complete history is of utmost importance....
Q: Are there any dietary restrictions to be followed when I am taking Losar Tablet?
Yes, avoid high potassium-containing foods (spinach, banana, peas, kidney beans).
Low-salt diet preferred.
Avoid fruits, foods and health supplements with a high potassium content.
Q: Why is Losar Tablet given?
A: Losar Tablet is given mainly to reduce the raised blood pressure and also as an adjuvant to treat certain heart conditions.
Q: What is the difference between Losar Tablet and Losar H?
A: Losar Tablet contains Losartan, while Losar H is a combination of Losartan and Hydrochlorthiazide. Both medicines are used to lower the raised blood pressure. However, the use of each medicine differs based on the blood pressure range and the conditions associated with it. Your doctor would assess your health condition and decide the most appropriate medicine for you.