Losacar 25 mg 15 Tablets

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About

Prescription status:

Prescription required


Manufacturer Name:

Zydus Cadila


Drug classification:

Anti-Hypertensive Agents – Angiotensin II Receptor antagonists


What is this used for:

  • Hypertension
  • Cardiovascular risk prevention


When to not take this medicine:

  • Hypersensitivity or allergy towards Losartan
  • Use of aliskiren along with this medicine is not recommended for individuals with diabetes mellitus or renal impairment.
  • Biliary obstructive disorders
  • Severe hepatic impairment


How should i take the medicine:

Take this medicine with an adequate amount of water as directed by the physician. Do not take this medicine in small or larger amounts than recommended.


How this medicine works:

This medicine reduces the blood pressure by widening the blood vessels by blocking angiotensin II receptors within the body.


Side effects

  • Back pain (Common)
  • Diarrhea (Common)
  • Sore throat (Common)
  • Headache (Common)
  • Blurred vision (Less common)
  • Changes in vision (Rare)
  • Lightheadedness (Rare)
  • Fast heartbeat (Rare)
  • Changes in urinary frequency (Rare)
  • Swelling in the hands, lower legs, and feet (Rare)
  • Constipation (Rare)
  • Muscle cramps (Unknown)
  • Stiffness (Unknown)
  • Chest tightness (Unknown)


Pregnancy warning:

Category D-There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.


Lactation warning:

Use of this medicine is not recommended for lactating and breastfeeding mothers unless necessary. Inform your doctor about the use of this medicine. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.


Renal dose adjustments:

Care must be taken for individuals with kidney disease while taking this medicine. Please discuss appropriate dose adjustments with your doctor. Your doctor may also prescribe a suitable alternative based on creatinine clearance values.


Hepatic dose adjustments:

Care must be taken for individuals with liver disease while taking this medicine. Please discuss appropriate dose adjustments with your doctor. Your doctor may also prescribe a suitable alternative.


Drug interactions:

  • Digoxin - Major

Inform your doctor about the use of either medicines. When these medicines are taken together combination it may increase the levels of digoxin in blood and may cause side effects like slow pulse, loss of appetite, nausea, visual changes, or irregular heartbeats. Appropriate dose adjustments or suitable alternate medicine may be considered based on the condition.


  • Lithium - Major

Inform your doctor about the use of either medicines. When these medicines are taken or used together, it may increase the blood levels of lithium and may cause side effects like dizziness, confusion, vomiting, muscle weakness, blurred vision, excessive thirst, increased urination, etc. It is recommended to inform to the doctor on priority. Appropriate dose adjustments may be done, or suitable alternate medicine may be considered based on the condition.


  • Benazepril - Major

Inform your doctor about the use of either medicines. When these medicines are taken or used together, it may decrease the levels of potassium in blood and cause hyperkalemia that may lead to severe side effects like kidney failure, muscle paralysis, irregular heart rhythm, etc. If you experience any signs and symptoms like muscle pain, irregular heartbeat, etc. then inform to the doctor on priority. Appropriate dose adjustments may be done, or suitable alternate medicine may be considered based on the condition.


  • Aspirin - Moderate

Inform your doctor about the use of either medicines. When these medicines are taken or used together, it may decrease the effects of this medicine and affect kidney function. If you experience any signs and symptoms like fluid retention, muscle cramps, increased or decreased urination, sudden weight gain or weight loss, swelling, shortness of breath, tiredness, then inform to the doctor on priority. Appropriate dose adjustments may be done, or suitable alternate medicine may be considered based on the condition.


  • Ibuprofen - Moderate

Inform your doctor about the use of either medicines. When these medicines are taken or used together, it may decrease the effects of this medicine and affect kidney function. If you experience any signs and symptoms like fluid retention, muscle cramps, increased or decreased urination, sudden weight gain or weight loss, swelling, shortness of breath, tiredness, then inform to the doctor on priority. Appropriate dose adjustments may be done, or suitable alternate medicine may be considered based on the condition.


  • Ramipril - Major

Inform your doctor about the use of either medicines. When these medicines are taken or used together, it may decrease the levels of potassium in blood and cause hyperkalemia that may lead to severe side effects like kidney failure, muscle paralysis, irregular heart rhythm, etc. If you experience any signs and symptoms like muscle pain, irregular heartbeat, etc. then inform to the doctor on priority. Appropriate dose adjustments may be done, or suitable alternate medicine may be considered based on the condition.


Alcohol interactions:

Consumption of alcohol is not recommended while receiving/taking this medicine as it may cause interactions and lead to serious adverse effects and may worsen the health condition.


Food interactions:

It is recommended to avoid foods, supplements or salt substitutes that contain potassium.


Expert Advice:

  1. The Losartan tablets can be taken, with or without food. Do not crush, chew, or break the tablet. Swallow it whole.
  2. Seek emergency medical help if you experience any of the side effects like Dizziness, Light-headedness, fainting, etc.
  3. Medicines, salt substitutes or supplements that may contain potassium must be avoided for individuals receiving/consuming this medicine
  4. It is recommended to avoid driving or using heavy machinery immediately after consuming this medicine.


Missed dose instructions:

Take this medicine as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose skip the dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double dose to make up for the missed dose.


Overdose Instructions:

Seek emergency treatment or contact your physician in case if you experience any unusual signs and symptoms during the treatment with this medicine.


Storage Instructions:

1.   Store the medicine in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

2.   Keep away from the reach of children

3.   Discard the unused medicine safely after use


References:

1. Losartan: MedlinePlus Drug Information [Internet]. Medlineplus.gov. 2020 [cited 2 September 2020]. Available from: https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a695008.html

2. Losartan (Oral Route) Description and Brand Names - Mayo Clinic [Internet]. Mayoclinic.org. 2020 [cited 2 September 2020]. Available from: https://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements/losartan-oral-route/description/drg-20067341

3. Losartan Potassium 50 mg Film-coated Tablets - Summary of Product Characteristics (SmPC) - (emc) [Internet]. Medicines.org.uk. 2020 [cited 2 September 2020]. Available from: https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/product/5961/smpc#gref

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Caution

Keep away from direct sunlight

Store in a dry place

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