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Bilosar 50 mg/6.25 mg Tablet

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Overview

Introduction

Bilosar 50 mg/6.25 mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines. It helps to control high blood pressure in different ways. If high blood pressure is not treated it can lead to heart attacks, strokes and kidney failure.

You can take Bilosar 50 mg/6.25 mg Tablet with or without food. The dose will depend on your condition and how you respond to the medicine. Try to take it at the same time each day. It is important to keep taking this medicine until your doctor tells you not to. It contains a diuretic (water pill) and will make you urinate more so, it is best to avoid taking this medicine within four hours of going to bed. Use this medicine regularly to get the most benefit from it even if you feel well. High blood pressure does not usually have symptoms and if you stop taking it your risk of heart attack or stroke may increase.

The most common side effect is dizziness. Other side effects include feeling tired, nausea, diarrhea, headache, and decreased blood pressure. Frequent urination is not a side effect of this medicine. It is the purpose of chlorthalidone and helps control your blood pressure. You may experience other possible side effects, but most are rare. Make sure you read the leaflet that comes with your medicines and tell your doctor if you are bothered by side effects or they do not go away. It may be possible to adjust your dose or try a different medicine.

This medicine is not recommended during pregnancy and you should ask your doctor before taking it if you have kidney or liver disease, heart trouble or diabetes. Drinking alcohol can further lower your blood pressure and may cause side effects.

Benefits of Bilosar Tablet

In Hypertension (high blood pressure)

Bilosar 50 mg/6.25 mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines namely Losartan and chlorthalidone. It is generally used when one medicine alone is not controlling your blood pressure effectively. Losartan works by relaxing and widening your blood vessels so your blood can flow more easily. This will lower your blood pressure. Chlorthalidone is known as a diuretic (water pill) which increases urine output thereby lowering blood pressure. If your blood pressure is controlled you are less at risk of having a heart attack, stroke, or kidney problems. The medicine must be taken regularly as prescribed to be effective. You do not usually feel any direct benefit from taking this medicine, but it works in the long term to keep you well.

Side effects of Bilosar Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Bilosar

  • Nausea
  • Taste change
  • Upset stomach
  • Diarrhea
  • Headache
  • Weakness
  • Dizziness
  • Increased blood uric acid
  • Increased blood lipid level
  • Electrolyte imbalance
  • Glucose intolerance
  • Decreased blood pressure

How to use Bilosar Tablet

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. Bilosar 50 mg/6.25 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Bilosar Tablet works

Bilosar 50 mg/6.25 mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Losartan and chlorthalidone 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. Chlorthalidone is a diuretic that removes extra water and certain electrolytes from the body. Over time it also relaxes blood vessels and improves blood flow.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Bilosar 50 mg/6.25 mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Bilosar 50 mg/6.25 mg Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Bilosar 50 mg/6.25 mg Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Bilosar 50 mg/6.25 mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Bilosar 50 mg/6.25 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Bilosar 50 mg/6.25 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Bilosar 50 mg/6.25 mg Tablet is not recommended in these patients.
Liver
CAUTION
Bilosar 50 mg/6.25 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Bilosar 50 mg/6.25 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Bilosar 50 mg/6.25 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

Alternate Brands

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Bilosar 50 mg/6.25 mg Tablet
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Quick Tips

  • You have been prescribed Bilosar 50 mg/6.25 mg Tablet for the treatment of high blood pressure.
  • It can be taken with or without food.
  • Bilosar 50 mg/6.25 mg Tablet may cause dehydration. Drink plenty of fluids and inform your doctor if you develop extreme thirst, very dry mouth or muscle weakness.
  • It may cause dizziness. Get up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position. 
  • Use of Bilosar 50 mg/6.25 mg Tablet during pregnancy or breastfeeding is unsafe.
  • It may also decrease the risk of stroke and heart attacks.

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FAQs

Q. Is Bilosar a good blood pressure medicine?

Bilosar is used by many people for lowering blood pressure. This medicine generally has very few side effects. In addition to lowering blood pressure, it also protects kidney function in high blood pressure patients having diabetes and impaired kidney function (diabetic nephropathy). It is also used to treat chronic heart failure when treatment with other medicines fails to prove effective. It also decreases the risk of stroke in patients who are hypertensive and have thicker left ventricle (heart chamber).

Q. When and how should Bilosar be taken?

Take Bilosar exactly as per your doctor’s advice. Bilosar tablets are meant for oral intake. Swallow the tablet with water; do not crush or chew. You can take it with or without food. The dose will depend on the condition you are being treated for. It is recommended that you take your first dose before bedtime, as it can make you dizzy. After taking the first dose, you can take it at any time of the day but try to take it at the same time each day.

Q. How long does Bilosar take to work?

The blood pressure lowering effect of Bilosar can be seen after about 6 hours of taking it. The effect of the medicine lasts for 24 hours. You may take about 3-6 weeks to see the full benefits of this medicine

Q. Can I feel dizzy after taking Bilosar?

Yes, the use of Bilosar can make you feel dizzy. This may occur when you suddenly get up from a lying or sitting position. To lower the chance of feeling dizzy or passing out, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.

Q. What are some of the lifestyle changes I should make while using Bilosar?

Lifestyle changes play a major role in keeping you healthy if you are taking Bilosar. Avoid taking excess salt in your diet and find ways to reduce or manage stress in your life. Practice yoga or meditation or take up a hobby. Ensure that you have a sound sleep every night as this also helps to reduce stress levels and helps to keep your blood pressure normal. Stop smoking and alcohol consumption as this helps in lowering your blood pressure and preventing heart problems. Exercise regularly and take a balanced diet that includes whole grains, fresh fruits, vegetables and fat-free products. Consult your doctor if you need any further guidance to get the maximum benefit of Bilosar and to keep yourself healthy.

Q. Is Bilosar hard on the kidneys?

Bilosar may impair kidney function in patients having severe heart failure, chronic kidney disease or narrow or blocked blood vessels that lead to kidney damage (renal artery stenosis). Its use may affect the kidney function in patients who have experienced severe fluid loss or dehydration due to vomiting, diarrhea or excessive use of diuretics. Therefore, Bilosar should be used cautiously in these patients and their kidney function should be regularly monitored.

Q. Does Bilosar cause weight gain?

No, Bilosar does not cause weight gain. However, if your kidney function deteriorates then your body may swell due to accumulation of water, causing weight gain. Call your doctor if you experience unexplained weight gain or swelling in your feet, ankles or hands.

Q. What is the most important information that I need to know about Bilosar?

Taking Bilosar during the last 6 months of pregnancy can cause serious harm or even death of the unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. Do not take Bilosar if you are pregnant. If you become pregnant while taking Bilosar, stop taking Bilosar and call your doctor immediately.

Q. For how long do I need to take Bilosar?

You may have to take Bilosar for a long term, even life long. Bilosar controls blood pressure but does not cure it. Talk to your doctor in case you have any concerns regarding Bilosar, but do not stop taking it without consulting the doctor.

Q. What are the long-term side effects of Bilosar?

Long-term use of Bilosar is generally considered to be safe. However, in some cases, long-term use of Bilosar may adversely affect the functioning of the kidneys. Therefore, the doctor may prescribe regular blood tests to keep a track of how well the kidneys are working.

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