Losaten H tablet 50/12.5 mg 2×10’s

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Drug Strength: 50/12.5 mg
Drug Form : Tablet
Pack Size : 2x10s
Does this requires a prescription ?Yes

Losaten H tablet contains Losartan and Hydrochlorothiazide | belongs to Angiotensin II antagonist/Thiazide diuretic

SKU: pg_13412_18585 Category:

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    How it works

    Losaten H tablet 50/12.5 mg 2×10’s relaxes the heart muscles and the blood vessels. It relaxes the blood vessels and promotes the smooth flow of blood. Their combination is thus effective in reducing blood pressure and the strain on the heart.

    Side effects

    Major & minor side effects for Losaten H tablet 50/12.5 mg 2×10’s

    • Stomach severe
    • Chills severe
    • Difficulty or painful urination severe
    • Back pain severe
    • Chest tightness severe
    • Weakness in arms, hands, legs or feet severe
    • Swelling of ankles or feet severe
    • Difficulty in breathing severe
    • Dizziness severe
    • Increased heartbeat severe
    • Redness of face, neck, arms and chest severe
    • Redness of face, neck, arms and chest severe

    Uses of Losaten H tablet 50/12.5 mg 2×10’s

    What is it prescribed for?

    • Hypertension

      This medicine is used in the treatment of high blood pressure which may be caused by genetic or environmental factors.

    Concerns

    Frequently asked questions

    • Onset of action

      The effect of this medicine can be observed within 1 hour of administration of the dose.

    • Duration of Effect

      The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 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 tendencies were 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 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.

    When not to use?

    • Allergy

      This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to amlodipine, other calcium-channel blockers, losartan, or any other angiotensin receptor blockers.

    • Aliskiren

      Coadministration of aliskiren and this combination 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.

    General Warnings
    • 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 (potassium-sparing diuretics and potassium supplements) during treatment with this medicine.

    • Use in pediatrics

      This medicine is not recommended for use in children since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established.

    • Coronary artery diseases

      This medicine should be used with caution in patients with coronary artery diseases since it may worsen the patient's condition. Appropriate corrective measures, dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

    • Impaired liver function

      This medicine should be used with caution in patients with liver diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of liver function is recommended for such patients. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition.

    • Aortic stenosis

      This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients suffering from aortic stenosis due to the increased risk of a very low blood pressure. Close monitoring of blood pressure is recommended for such patients. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

    • Driving and operating machines

      This medicine may cause dizziness or drowsiness in some patients. It is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness like driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you experience any of these symptoms during treatment with this medicine.

    Dosage

    • Missed Dose

      Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed one.

    • Overdose

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

    Interactions

    Interaction with Medicines
    • Carbamazepine moderate
    • Itraconazole severe
    • Lithium moderate
    • Corticosteroids moderate
    • Rifampicin severe
    • Aliskiren severe
    • Captopril severe
    • Insulin moderate
    • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicines moderate
    Disease interactions
    • moderate

      This medicine should be used with caution in patients with congestive heart failure since it may worsen the patient's condition. Close monitoring of blood pressure, electrolytes level, and heart function is recommended for such patients. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

    • severe

      This medicine is not recommended for use in patients suffering from a cardiogenic shock since it may worsen the patient's condition.

    Food interactions
    • Consumption of grapefruit juice is not recommended during treatment with this medicine due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects such as dizziness, headache, swelling of hands and feet, etc.

    Lab interactions

    General Instructions

    Take this medicine exactly as advised by your doctor. It can be taken with or without food. Do not take in larger amounts than advised/prescribed. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable side effects. Ensure that the treatment course is completed. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.

    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

    Additional Information>

    what are the adverse effects of Losaten H tablet 50/12.5 mg 2×10’s?

    Dizziness, orthostatic effects, diarrhoea, liver function abnormalities, myalgia, migraine, urticaria, pruritus, rash. Rarely, anaphylactic reactions, angioedema, vasculitis, hepatitis, cough, anaemia, asthaenia, fatigue, musculoskeletal or chest pain, hypotension, electrolyte disturbances, hypoglycaemia, headache, insomnia, GI upset, cough, upper RTI, renal impairment, reduced haematocrit or haemoglobin.

    What happens if I miss a dose of Losaten H tablet 50/12.5 mg 2×10’s?

    Adults: Initially 1 tab daily. Increased to max 100 mg losartan daily if necessary. Children: Not recommended.

    One of the following licensed pharmacy from the nearest location will deliver Losaten H tablet 50/12.5 mg 2×10’s. The details of the licensed pharmacy shall be shared once you request the drugs and the respective pharmacy accepts your request based on valid prescription and availability.

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