Repace 50mg Strip Of 10 Tablets
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This medicine belongs to the class of angiotensin-II receptor antagonists, the generic name of which is losartan. Repace 50mg Tab 10'S is usually prescribed for hypertension.
Uses of Repace 50mg Tab 10'S
- Treatment of chronic heart failure and myocardial infarction (heart attack leading to the dysfunction of the left lower chamber of the heart)
- Treatment/control of high blood pressure and high risk of diabetes
- Treatment of kidneys-related disorders
Contraindications of Repace 50mg Tab 10'S
- Individuals who are allergic to losartan or its ingredients
- Pregnant or breastfeeding women
- Individuals with liver- or kidneys-related disorders like renal artery stenosis
Side effects of Repace 50mg Tab 10'S
- Excessive drop in blood pressure
- Allergic reactions such as rashes, swelling of the face, lips and throat
- High levels of potassium in the blood
- Low blood sugar levels
- Change in kidney functions leading to their failure
Precautions and Warnings of Repace 50mg Tab 10'S
Can I take Repace 50mg Tab 10'S during pregnancy?
Repace 50mg Tab 10'S should not be administered during pregnancy as it can cause severe harmful effects in the foetus.
Can I take Repace 50mg Tab 10'S while breastfeeding?
The medicine should not be used during breastfeeding. A safer alternative should be considered.
Can I drive if I have consumed Repace 50mg Tab 10'S?
This medicine is not known to affect or alter the driving ability. However, if dizziness is experienced after its administration, then driving should be avoided.
Can I consume alcohol with Repace 50mg Tab 10'S?
Alcohol can cause drowsiness or sleepiness and lower the blood pressure. Therefore, it should be consumed with caution during the treatment. Its intake should be discussed with the doctor.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
The physician should be informed if you have a history of angioedema, kidneys- or liver-related disorders, heart diseases along excessive diarrhoea or vomiting.
Mode of Action of Repace 50mg Tab 10'S
How Does It Work?
The composition of Repace 50mg Tab 10'S relaxes the blood vessels by preventing the binding of angiotensin-II (a substance causing the constriction of blood vessels leading to an increase in blood pressure) to its receptors, thereby lowering the blood pressure.
Directions for Use of Repace 50mg Tab 10'S
The medicine should be swallowed (not chewed or crushed) with water as instructed by the physician. The dosage of Repace 50mg Tab 10'S should be preferably taken at the same time daily.
Interactions of Repace 50mg Tab 10'S
Interactions with other medicines
Medicines such as diuretics, aspirin and NSAID's, azathioprine, lithium, and aliskiren, and ACE inhibitors should be avoided when you are on the prescription of Repace 50mg Tab 10'S.
Interactions with food items
There are no reported interaction 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 any liver- or kidneys-related disorders should inform their doctor before starting the prescription of this medicine.
Storage and disposal of Repace 50mg Tab 10'S
The medicine should be stored at room temperature as instructed on the label and away from sunlight, heat, moisture and reach of children. It should be discarded via standard methods as advised by your pharmacist after the expiry date.
Dosage of Repace 50mg Tab 10'S
Emergency medical care should be taken in case of an overdose of this medicine. The overdose of Repace 50mg Tab 10'S causes increased heart rate, extremely low blood pressure, dizziness, increased levels of potassium in the blood, and kidneys failure.
Missed a Dose
The missed dose should be taken as soon as it is recalled by you. If it is time for the upcoming dose, the missed one can be skipped and the regular dosing schedule should be continued. Do not compensate the missed dose with an extra dose.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: What are the dietary restrictions to be followed while using losartan?
A: Low salt diet should be preferred during the treatment period with losartan. Supplements and foods rich in potassium like banana, peas, kidney beans and spinach should be avoided.
Q: What are the things to be discussed with the healthcare practitioner prior to consumption of Repace 50mg Tab 10'S?
A: Your entire medical and surgical history should be provided to the healthcare practitioner. Medications including the natural and herbal supplements prescribed to you should also be discussed.
Q: What are the precautions to be followed while using Repace 50mg Tab 10'S?
A: If you suffer from diabetes or kidney disorders, then the physician might ask you to undergo several tests during its treatment to monitor and decide the course of treatment. The combination of anti-diabetic medications or insulin and losartan may result in low blood sugar levels. Thus, monitoring in the first month of treatment is crucial.
Q: When and how should I use Repace 50mg Tab 10'S?
A: The tablet has to be taken with water or any other non-alcoholic drink. The doctor's prescription should be followed exactly. For optimum results, the medicine should be taken at the same time everyday.
- National Center for Biotechnology Information. Drugs and Lactation Database (LactMed) [Internet]. Losartan.
- DailyMed. Label: Losartan potassium and hydrochlorothiazide – losartan potassium and hydrochlorothiazide tablets tablet, film coated.
- electronic Medicine Compendium (EMC). Cozaar 25 mg film-coated tablets.
Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 12:43 PM (IST)
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