Medicine Overview of Actilop Tablet
Side Effects of Actilop are Dizziness, Back pain, Sinus inflammation, Increased potassium level in blood.
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Actilop 25 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Actilop 25 mg Tablet is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB). It relaxes blood vessel by blocking the action of a chemical that usually makes blood vessels tighter. This lowers the blood pressure, allowing the blood to flow more smoothly to different organs and the heart to pump more efficiently.
In Depth Information on Actilop Tablet
You have been prescribed Actilop 25 mg Tablet to improve your blood pressure.
Lowering blood pressure reduces the chance of future heart attack & stroke.
It may also be used to treat chronic (long-standing) heart failure.
It protects kidney function, which is especially useful for people with diabetes or mild-to-moderate kidney diseases.
Actilop 25 mg Tablet can make you feel dizzy for the first few days. Take it preferably at bedtime and rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.
Actilop 25 mg Tablet may cause the level of potassium in blood to go up. Avoid taking potassium supplements and potassium-rich foods such as banana and broccoli.
- Do not take Actilop 25 mg Tablet during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Tell your doctor if you become pregnant while taking Actilop 25 mg Tablet.
Actilop Tablet related warnings
Taking Losartan with alcohol may excessively lower the blood pressure.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Actilop 25 mg Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
Actilop 25 mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
It is not known whether Actilop 25 mg Tablet alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Actilop 25 mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Actilop 25 mg Tablet is recommended.
However, talk to your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease. Regular monitoring of blood pressure is recommended for better dose adjustment.
Actilop 25 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Actilop 25 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Actilop 25 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.
If you miss a dose of Actilop 25 mg Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.
Frequently asked questions about Actilop Tablet
Q. Is Actilop a blood thinner?
No, Actilop is from a class of medications called angiotensin II receptor antagonists. It works by blocking the action of certain natural substances that tighten the blood vessels, allowing the blood to flow more smoothly and the heart to pump more efficiently
Actilop is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Q. Is losartan the same as losartan potassium?
Yes. Losartan is available in the market as losartan potassium. So, the salt form of losartan contains potassium, however, check the bottle before use
Yes, it is the generic drug
Q. Is losartan a water pill?
No, it belongs to a class of medications called angiotensin II receptor antagonists
Q. Is Actilop gluten free?
Yes. Actilop is gluten free. However, please refer to package insert of the prescribed brand before use
Q. Does losartan contain potassium?
Losartan is available in the market as losartan potassium. So, the salt form of losartan contains potassium, however, check the bottle before use
Q. Can I take losartan with Benadryl/atenolol/Xanax/Viagra/Nyquil/metoprolol?
Atenolol, metoprolol and Xanax may lower blood pressure when taken along with losartan. No clinically observed drug interaction is observed with Viagra, Nyquil, and alcohol. Please follow doctor’s advice regarding its use
Q. Does Actilop cause constipation/infrequent urination/ drowsiness/ headache/ itching/ cough/ lower heart rate?
Actilop causes headache, drowsiness. Constipation, infrequent urination, itching, cough and low heart rate are not reported. Patient should fallow doctor’s advice regarding the possible side effects.
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