Repace 25mg Tablet
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Repace 25mg Tab belongs to the group of medicines known as angiotensin-II receptor antagonists, which control high blood pressure and regulate other heart conditions. The main component in the composition of Repace 25mg Tab is losartan.
Uses of Repace 25mg Tab
- Treatment of hypertension or high blood pressure
- Treatment of chronic heart failure
- Treatment of heart attack (myocardial infarction)
- Treatment of diabetic nephropathy (a disease of the kidneys in individuals suffering from diabetes mellitus)
Contraindications of Repace 25mg Tab
- Individuals who are allergic to this medicine or any other angiotensin-II receptor antagonists
- Individuals with renal artery stenosis (a condition where the kidney blood vessels are narrower than the normal)
- Pregnant women
- Individuals with angioedema
- Individuals with liver and kidneys disorders
Side effects of Repace 25mg Tab
- Decrease in blood pressure
- Tiredness and fatigue
- Decreased number of red blood cells and vertigo
Precautions and Warnings of Repace 25mg Tab
Can I take Repace 25mg Tab during pregnancy?
This medicine is harmful for the foetus and its administration is not advised during pregnancy.
Can I take Repace 25mg Tab while breastfeeding?
This medicine is known to inflict side effects on the infant. The breastfeeding mother can take the medication (only in extreme conditions and properly advised by the doctor) and should not feed for the duration of the medication.
Can I drive if I have consumed Repace 25mg Tab?
If dizziness is persistent after its administration, it is advised not to drive. Other than that, losartan poses no threat to driving.
Can I consume alcohol with Repace 25mg Tab?
Consumption of alcohol should be kept in check as it decreases the blood pressure.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
Individuals with kidneys' surgery or transplants are advised to discuss their condition before taking up the medication. The doctor must be informed if there is any kind of blockage inside the blood vessels.
Mode of Action of Repace 25mg Tab
How Does It Work?
This medicine works by inhibiting angiotensin-II from binding, thereby resulting in the contraction of the blood vessels. This, in turn, releases the pressure as the message is intercepted and stopped, finally resulting in relaxed blood vessels.
Directions for Use of Repace 25mg Tab
Repace 25mg Tab is supposed to be taken in the exact dosage given by the doctor. The tablet should be swallowed (not chewed or crushed) as a whole with water. A consultation is necessary for any changes in the prescription.
Interactions of Repace 25mg Tab
Interactions with other medicines
Taking the medication along with aspirin or any NSAID is not recommended as they can decrease its affects. Medicines like diuretics are known to increase the potassium levels in the blood when coupled with this medicine.
Interactions with food items
There are no reported complications of this medicine with any food products.
Other general Interactions
People who have a history of angioedema (swelling under the skin, often painless) along with liver or kidneys disorders are advised to inform the doctor beforehand.
Storage and disposal of Repace 25mg Tab
The medicine is supposed to be stored at room temperature away from heat, moisture and children. It should not used after the expiry date and should be disposed of via standard methods advised by your pharmacist.
Dosage of Repace 25mg Tab
The overdose of Repace 25mg Tab can lead to failure of kidneys, low blood pressure, elevated heart rates, fainting and dizziness.
Missed a Dose
A missed dosage is advised to be compensated as soon as possible whenever you recall it but it should not result in a double dose.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: What are the additional precautions a person on losartan needs to take note of?
A: The levels of urea, creatinine and potassium are strongly advised to be monitored regularly.
Q: What are the side effects of quitting the medicine without a doctor's advise?
A: Quitting the medicine without the consent of the doctor can result in the blood pressure shooting up to high levels. It is strongly recommended that you do not alter or stop the dosage of this medicine without being advised by your doctor as the side effects of Repace 25mg Tab may get worse.
Q: Is this medicine safe for children?
A: No, the medicine is not recommended to children under six years of age.
Q: Is an individual required to stop taking losartan before going for a surgery?
A: Doctors can advise the individual to stop taking losartan around 24 hours before an anaesthetic is introduced for surgery procedures.
Q: How long does a breastfeeding mother needs to wait after completing the course of medication to resume breastfeeding?
A: A minimum of two days is the appropriate waiting time before resuming to breastfeed the infant.
Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 12:34 PM (IST)
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