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Losartin tablet 25 mg 20's

Losartin tablet contains Losartan | belongs to Angiotensin II antagonist

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How it works

This medicine relaxes the blood vessels and promotes the smooth flow of blood. This results in a reduction of the blood pressure.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Losartin tablet 25 mg 20’s

  • Stomach pain severe
  • Chills severe
  • Difficulty or painful urination severe
  • Fast heartbeat severe
  • Back pain severe
  • Chest tightness severe
  • Dizziness severe
  • Weakness in arms, hands, legs or feet severe
  • Nasal congestion
  • Sore throat
  • Acid or sour stomach
  • Heartburn

Uses of Losartin tablet 25 mg 20’s

What is it prescribed for?

  • Hypertension

    Losartin tablet 25 mg 20’s is used in the treatment of Hypertension which is an increase in the blood pressure caused by genetic and/or environmental factors.

  • Diabetic Nephropathy

    Losartin tablet 25 mg 20’s is used in the treatment of diabetic nephropathy, a kidney disease which is a complication of diabetes mellitus.

Concerns

Frequently asked questions

  • Onset of action

    The peak effect of this medicine can be observed in 1 to 1.5 hours.

  • Duration of Effect

    This medicine is excreted largely in faeces and the effect lasts for a duration of approximately 24 hours.

  • Safe with Alchohol?

    Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with this medicine due to the increased risk of side effects such as dizziness, lightheadedness, and fainting. It is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you consume alcohol during treatment with this medicine.

  • Is it habit forming?

    No habit forming tendency has been reported.

  • Usage in pregnancy?

    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women except in life-threatening conditions. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may prescribe a safer alternative based on your clinical condition.

  • Usage while breast-feeding?

    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women except in life-threatening conditions. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may prescribe a safer alternative based on your clinical condition.

When not to use?

  • Allergy

    This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to Losartin tablet 25 mg 20’s or any other angiotensin receptor blocker.

  • Aliskiren

    Coadministration of aliskiren and this medicine is not recommended due to the increased risk of serious adverse effects. This risk is especially higher in the elderly population and in patients with diabetes and kidney diseases.

Warnings

Warnings for special population
  • Pregnancy

    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women except in life-threatening conditions. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may prescribe a safer alternative based on your clinical condition.

  • Breast-feeding

    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may advise you to discontinue breastfeeding or to discontinue the drug based on your clinical condition.

Warnings

Warnings for special population
  • Hypotension

    Symptomatic hypotension may occur in patients with volume depletion or patients who are treated with high-dose diuretics. It is advised to correct this condition before initiating treatment with this medicine or start the treatment at the lowest effective dose.

  • Hyperkalemia

    This medicine may increase the potassium levels in the blood (hyperkalemia). This may cause serious side effects such as fatal cardiac rhythm irregularities. It is advised to avoid potassium-rich foods (potatoes, bananas) and other medicines that may increase potassium levels (ACE inhibitors and potassium supplements) during treatment with this medicine.

  • Impaired liver function

    Losartin tablet 25 mg 20’s is not recommended for use in patients with severe hepatic failure.

  • Pediatric population

    The safety and efficacy of Losartin tablet 25 mg 20’s have not been established in children aged below 6 years. This medicine is not recommended for use in children with GFR less than 30 ml/min.

Dosage

  • Missed Dose

    The missed dose should be taken as soon possible. It is advisable to skip the missed dose if it's already time for your next scheduled dose.

  • Overdose

    Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of overdose.

Interactions

Interaction with Medicines
  • Dexamethasone moderate
  • Aliskiren severe
  • Captopril severe
  • Insulin moderate
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicines moderate
Disease interactions
  • moderate

    This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with congestive heart failure due to the increased risk of renal impairment and worsening of the patient's condition. Close monitoring of heart function, blood pressure, and kidney function is recommended for such patients. Replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Lab interactions

General Instructions

Take Losartin tablet 25 mg 20’s with or without food. Do not take in larger amounts than advised. Inform the doctor if you experience any undesirable effects.

Other details

  • Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor
  • To be taken as instructed by doctor
  • May cause sleepiness

References

what are the adverse effects of Losartin tablet 25 mg 20’s

Dizziness, orthostatic effects, diarrhoea, liver function abnormalities, myalgia, migraine, urticaria, pruritus, rash. Rarely, anaphylactic reactions, angioedema, vasculitis, hepatitis, cough, anaemia, hypotension, renal impairment, increased blood urea, creatinine, potassium.

What is the dose of Losartin tablet 25 mg 20’s

Adults: 50 mg once daily. If necessary increase to max 100 mg once daily. Elderly: Over 75 yr, initially 25 mg once daily.
Children: Under 6 yr, not recommended. Hypertension: 6-18 yr, body-weight less than 50 kg, initially 700 mcg/kg (max 25 mg) once daily (lower dose in intravascular volume depletion), adjusted according to response, max 50 mg once daily; Body-weight 50 kg and over, initially 50 mg once daily (initially 25 mg once daily in intravascular volume depletion), adjusted according to response, max 1.4 mg/kg (max 100 mg) once daily.

One of the following licensed pharmacy from the nearest location will deliver Losartin tablet 25 mg 20’s. The details of the licensed pharmacy shall be shared once you request the drugs and the respective pharmacy accepts the your request based on valid prescription and availability.

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