What is LOSIUM?
- LOSIUM contains losartan which belongs to a group of angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB)
WARNING & PRECAUTIONS
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
What LOSIUM is used for?
It is used ,
- alone or with other blood pressure medicines to lower high blood pressure (hypertension)
- to lower the chance of stroke in patients with high blood pressure and a heart problem called left ventricular hypertrophy
- to slow the worsening of diabetic kidney disease (nephropathy) in patients with type 2 diabetes who have or had high blood pressure
Tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions including if you:
- are allergic to any of the ingredients in LOSIUM
- are suffering from diabetes
- are vomiting a lot or having a lot of diarrhea or dehydrated
- have liver or kidney problems
- It is not known if LOSIUM passes into your breast milk. LOSIUM can cause harm or death to an unborn baby
- If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding consult your doctor to continue this medicine
- LOSIUM has not been studied in children less than 6 years old or in children with certain kidney problems
Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
Especially tell your doctor if you are taking:
- potassium supplements
- salt substitutes containing potassium
- diuretics such as furosemide
- lithium (a medicine used to treat a certain kind of depression)
- medicines used to treat pain and arthritis, called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) including COX-2 inhibitors
- other medicines to reduce blood pressure
- Take LOSIUM exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Your doctor may change your dose if needed
- LOSIUM can be taken with or without food
If you take more LOSIUM
- If you take too much LOSIUM, call your doctor or go to the nearest hospital emergency room right away
If you forget to take LOSIUM
- If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember
- If it is close to your next dose, do not take the missed dose. Just take the next dose at your regular time
If you stop taking LOSIUM
- Do not stop taking this medicine without consulting your doctor
Like all medicines, Torsemide can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
- injury or death of unborn babies
- allergic reaction marked by swelling of the face, lips, throat or tongue
- low blood pressure (hypotension) which may cause you to feel faint or dizzy
- high blood levels of potassium
- upper respiratory infection
- back pain
- low blood sugar
- chest pain
High Blood Pressure (hypertension)
Blood pressure is the force in your blood vessels when your heart beats and when your heart rests. You have high blood pressure when the force is too much.
Left Ventricular Hypertrophy (LVH)
LVH is an enlargement of the walls of the left chamber of the heart (the heart’s main pumping chamber). LVH can happen from several things. High blood pressure is the most common cause of LVH.
Type 2 Diabetes with Nephropathy
Type 2 diabetes is a type of diabetes that happens mainly in adults. If you have diabetic nephropathy it means that your kidneys do not work properly because of damage from the diabetes.
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