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Losacar 25 Tablet

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Overview

Uses of Losacar Tablet

Losacar 25 Tablet is used in the treatment of high blood pressure.

Losacar Tablet side effects

Common
  • Dizziness
  • Back pain
  • Sinus inflammation
  • Increased potassium level in blood

How to use Losacar 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. Losacar 25 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Losacar Tablet works

Losacar 25 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.

Losacar Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Losacar 25 Tablet. Taking Losartan with alcohol may excessively lower the blood pressure.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Losacar 25 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.
Lactation
Losacar 25 Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
It is not known whether Losacar 25 Tablet alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
SAFE
Losacar 25 Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Losacar 25 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.
Liver
CAUTION
Losacar 25 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Losacar 25 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Losacar 25 Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

What if you miss a dose of Losacar Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Losacar 25 Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Losacar 25 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.
  • It 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.
  • It may increase the level of potassium in blood. Avoid taking potassium supplements and potassium-rich foods such as banana and broccoli.
  • Do not take it during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Tell your doctor if you conceive while taking Losacar 25 Tablet.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Losacar with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Psycolith
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Cnoxrin
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Excrete
MODERATE
Brand(s): Nimsun, Abinim, Nimulis
MODERATE

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Losacar

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Do yoga and pranayam regularly, take halleezy tablet 2 tablet twice
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User Feedback


FAQs

Q. Can I feel dizzy after taking Losacar?

Yes, the use of Losacar can make you feel dizzy. This may occur when you suddenly get up from 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. Can I stop taking Losacar if I feel well?

No, keep using Losacar as advised by your doctor, even if you feel well. Stopping Losacar suddenly may lead to serious complications such as heart attack and stroke.

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

Making lifestyle changes while taking Losacar can boost your health. Avoid smoking, as smoking increases your risk of having heart attack and stroke. If you are overweight or obese, try to lose weight. You should maintain a healthy diet by including fruits and vegetable in your meals. Regular exercise can make your heart strong and reduce the risk of heart attack.

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References
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