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. Alsartan-H 50mg/12.5mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Alsartan-H 50mg/12.5mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Losartan and hydrochlorothiazide which lower blood pressure effectively. Losartan is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB). It works by blocking the hormone angiotensin thereby relaxing blood vessels. This allows the blood to flow more smoothly and the heart to pump more efficiently. Hydrochlorothiazide is a diuretic that removes extra water and certain electrolytes from the body. Over time it also relaxes blood vessels and improves blood flow.
Taking Hydrochlorothiazide with alcohol may have additive effects in lowering blood pressure. You may experience headache, dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, and/or changes in pulse or heart rate.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Alsartan-H 50mg/12.5mg 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.
Alsartan-H 50mg/12.5mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Alsartan-H 50mg/12.5mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Alsartan-H 50mg/12.5mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Alsartan-H 50mg/12.5mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor. Use of Alsartan-H 50mg/12.5mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Alsartan-H 50mg/12.5mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Alsartan-H 50mg/12.5mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 9th Feb 2018.