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Losatan 50mg Tablet

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Medical Description

The primary medicine used in the composition of Losatan 50mg Tab is losartan, which is an angiotensin-II receptor antagonist and widely used to treat hypertension.

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ContainsLosartan(50.0 Mg)
ClassificationANTI-HYPERTENSIVE
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Uses of Losatan 50 MG

  • High blood pressure
  • Chronic heart failure
  • Diabetic kidney disease
  • Heart attack (Myocardial infarction)

Contraindications of Losatan 50 MG

  • Pregnancy
  • Allergy to the medicine
  • Liver or kidney disorders
  • Renal Artery Stenosis

Side effects of Losatan 50 MG

  • Excessive drop in blood pressure
  • Headache & Dizziness
  • High levels of potassium in blood
  • Vertigo
  • Low blood sugar
  • Fatigue
  • Changes inn kidney function including kidney failure
  • Reduced number of WBCs
  • Allergic reactions like rash, swelling of face, lips & throat. Seek emergency medical help in such cases.
  • Rhabdomyolysis (skeletal muscle injury)

Precautions and Warnings of Losatan 50 MG

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Losatan 50mg Tab during pregnancy?
A:
This medicine can harm the fetus. Therefore, avoid taking it if you are pregnant or planning pregnancy.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take this medicine while breastfeeding?
A:
This medicine is not recommended for breast feeding mothers as there is insufficient data available on whether it can pass into the breast milk. Check with your doctor before using the medicine.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have taken the medicine?
A:
It is not known to affect driving abilities. Avoid driving in case you feel any discomfort.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with this medicine?
A:
Alcohol can lower your blood pressure and also increase side effects like sedation or drowsiness.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You are known to have narrowing or blockage of the blood vessels leading to your kidneys or had a kidney transplant recently
  • You suffer from heart failure with or without renal impairment or concomitant severe life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias
  • You have high blood pressure and diabetes-related kidney problems. Your doctor shall regularly ask you to do kidney tests and test for electrolytes (e.g. potassium)

Mode of Action of Losatan 50 MG

How Does It Work?

Angiotensin-II is a substance produced in the body that causes constriction of blood vessels, which in turn leads to an increase in blood pressure. The medicine prevents the binding of angiotensin-II ...
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Directions for Use of Losatan 50 MG

The dosage of Losatan 50mg Tab} is to be taken with water. It may be taken with or without food

Interactions of Losatan 50 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Aspirirn & NSAIDs reduces the action of this medicine on blood pressure
  • All ACE inhibitors, azathioprine, lithium, aspirin & aliskiren should be avoided
  • Medicines that increase potassium levels such as diuretics

Interactions with food items

No known interaction with food.

Storage and disposal of Losatan 50 MG

  • Store the medicine tightly in its package
  • Keep it away from children's reach and sight, and direct light, heat and moisture

Dosage of Losatan 50 MG

Overdose

The side effects of Losatan 50mg Tab are increased heart rate, extremely low blood pressure, dizziness, increased levels of potassium in blood, kidney failure, loss of consciousness. In case you suspe...
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Missed a Dose

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if its almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed one and continue your regular schedule. Do not take a double dose to compensate for t...
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: How long does Losatan 50mg Tab take to work?

A: The medicine starts its action after around 6 hours, but it may take 3-6 weeks to fully take its effect.

Q: Are there any dietary restrictions while using this medicine?

  • Avoid high potassium foods like spinach, banana, peas, kidney beans
  • A low-salt diet is preferred
  • Avoid fruits, health supplements and food that have high potassium content

Q: What do I do if I feel nausea after taking this medicine?

  • Try taking the medicine along with food or after a meal or snack
  • Also, try to avoid rich or spicy food

Q: Can I stop taking this medicine once my blood pressure is lower?

A: Even if your blood pressure is lowered successfully, it is better to continue the medicine. If you stop it, your blood pressure might rise back again.

Q: Can I use salt substitutes like Lo-Salt?

A: You should nt use salt substitutes such as Lo-Salt as they are high in potassium and when they get mixed with Losartan, they can increase the level of potassium.

Q: What should I inform my healthcare professional before I start treatment with this medicine?

A: Provide a history of your past and present diseases, especially diabetes, and all the ongoing medications, supplements and herbal medicines that you are taking. If you take antidiabetic medication or insulin, track your blood sugar carefully while taking losartan, particularly during the first month of its use. Aspirin and painkillers may also diminish the positive effect on blood pressure.
Product Details
Brand
LOSATAN
Country of Origin
India
Expires on or After
30/03/2023
Last Updated on: 31 Jul 2020 | 07:00 PM (IST)
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