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What is Losartan used for?
Losartan is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Reduction of high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. It belongs to a group of drugs called angiotensin II receptor antagonists. Losartan also helps to protect the kidneys from damage in people with type 2 diabetes, and reduces risk of stroke in people with high blood pressure and an enlarged heart. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
How to take Losartan?
The dosage of Losartan prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
Losartan can be taken with or without food.
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Losartan medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Losartan, seek medical attention immediately.
What are the drugs that interact with Losartan?
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Losartan.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Losartan, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Losartan can interact with certain non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Losartan?
Like other medicines, Losartan can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Losartan are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Losartan cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Losartan develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Losartan can cause side effects such as :
- Stuffy nose
- Sore throat
- Back pain
- Stomach pain
This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Losartan.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Losartan?
Is it possible for me to take Losartan with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Losartan?
What are the possible drug interactions of Losartan?
How will Losartan work in my body?
How should Losartan be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Losartan drug interactions and side effects?
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