Q: What should I inform my healthcare professional before I start treatment with Lotace 50mg Tab?
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 antidiabetic 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 this medicine?
Yes, avoid high potassium-containing foods (spinach, banana, peas, kidney beans)
Low-salt diet preferred
Avoid fruits, foods and health supplements with high potassium content