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Rigard 25mg Strip Of 10 Tablets

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By VHB LIFE SCIENCES LIMITED
10 Tablet(s) in Strip
MRP 21.00*
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Losartan(25.0 Mg)
therapy
Therapeutic classification
ANTI-HYPERTENSIVE

Medical Description

Rigard 25mg Strip Of 10 Tablets contains Losartan, a medicine that lowers increased blood pressure (Angiotensin-II receptor antagonists).
    Uses
    Contraindications
    Side effects
    Precautions and Warnings
    Mode of Action
    Directions for Use
    Interactions
    Storage and disposal
    Dosage
    FAQs
    References
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uses

Uses of Rigard 25mg Strip Of 10 Tablets

  • High blood pressure
  • Chronic heart failure
  • Kidney disease in patients with high blood pressure and diabetes
contraindications

Contraindications of Rigard 25mg Strip Of 10 Tablets

  • If you are allergic to Losartan or any other ingredients of this medicine
  • Pregnancy
  • If you have severe liver or kidney disease
sideEffects

Side effects of Rigard 25mg Strip Of 10 Tablets

  • Dizziness
  • Vertigo or giddiness
  • Increased potassium in the blood
  • Anaemia (low red blood cell count)
  • Kidney problem
  • A sudden drop in blood sugar level
  • Weakness
  • Increase in blood urea, serum creatinine and serum potassium (in patients with heart failure)
precautionsAndWarnings

Precautions and Warnings of Rigard 25mg Strip Of 10 Tablets

pregnancy

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Rigard 25mg Strip Of 10 Tablets during pregnancy?
A:
Do not take this medicine if you are pregnant, think you may be pregnant, or you are planning to have a baby as this medicine may harm your baby.
breastfeeding

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Rigard 25mg Strip Of 10 Tablets while breastfeeding?
A:
Rigard 25mg Strip Of 10 Tablets is not recommended during breastfeeding. It is advisable to seek a physician’s help to find a safer alternative.
driving

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Rigard 25mg Strip Of 10 Tablets?
A:
You may experience dizziness or drowsiness that can influence your ability to drive or operate machines. Hence, caution is advised while driving any vehicle.
alcohol

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Rigard 25mg Strip Of 10 Tablets?
A:
Caution is advised as alcohol makes blood pressure drop and can increase side effects like sedation or drowsiness.
otherGeneralWarnings

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You ever had angioedema (swelling of the face, lips, throat, tongue)
  • You have vomiting or diarrhoea
  • Your blood vessels leading to your kidneys are narrow or had a kidney transplant
  • You are taking medicines like Diuretics
  • You have liver problem
  • You are suffering from heart failure or any heart disease
  • Caution is required if you are a diabetic and taking medicines like Enalapril, Lisinopril, Ramipril
modeOfAction

Mode of Action of Rigard 25mg Strip Of 10 Tablets

How Does It Work?

Angiotensin-II released in your body causes the blood vessels to narrow, which leads to an increase in blood pressure. Rigard 25mg Strip Of 10 Tablets prevents the binding of Angiotensin-II to its rec...
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directionsForUse

Directions for Use of Rigard 25mg Strip Of 10 Tablets

Rigard 25mg Strip Of 10 Tablets should be swallowed with water or as directed by the physician. The dose of this medicine should be taken at the same time every day.
interactions

Interactions of Rigard 25mg Strip Of 10 Tablets

Interactions with other medicines

  • Avoid taking potassium supplements as this medicine is known to increase potassium levels
  • Medicines which are known to increase potassium levels like Diuretics (Amiloride, Triamterene, Spironolactone)
  • Medicines which increase the serum potassium like Heparin, Trimethoprim-containing medicines
  • Medicines used to treat depression like Lithium
  • Medicines used to treat specific cancer like Amifostine
  • Medicine used to treat muscle spasm like Baclofen
  • Medicines used to treat pain and swelling like Indomethacin can decrease the effect of this medicine
  • Medicines used to treat blood pressure like ACE-inhibitor or Aliskiren can cause severe fall in blood pressure

Interactions with food items

Rigard 25mg Strip Of 10 Tablets can be taken with or without food; it is advised to avoid high potassium-containing foods.
storageAndDisposal

Storage and disposal of Rigard 25mg Strip Of 10 Tablets

  • Do not store above 25°C
  • Store it in the original packaging to protect it from sunlight and moisture
  • Keep out of sight and reach of children
dosage

Dosage of Rigard 25mg Strip Of 10 Tablets

Overdose

  • Overdose symptoms can include dizziness, increased levels of potassium in the blood, kidney failure, loss of consciousness
  • Seek emergency medical help if you experience any of the side effects

Missed a Dose

If you missed any dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose of medicine to compe...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Abhishek B L

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: What should I inform my healthcare professional before I start treatment with Rigard 25mg Strip Of 10 Tablets?

  • 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 impo...
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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

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Last Updated on: 02 Dec 2021 | 10:58 PM (IST)
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