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Losaday 50mg Tablet

Prescription Required
SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Losaday 50mg Tablet is a medicine used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure. Lowering blood pressure helps to prevent future heart attack and stroke. This medicine is also effective in preserving kidney function in patients with diabetes.

Losaday 50mg Tablet can be prescribed either alone or in combination with other medicines. It may be taken with or without food during the day or at night. However, try to take it at the same time each day to get the most benefit. It is important to continue taking it regularly even if you feel well or if your blood pressure is controlled. Most people with high blood pressure do not feel ill, but if you stop taking this medicine, your condition could get worse. This is a widely used medicine and is considered safe for long-term use.

Making some changes in your lifestyle will also help lower your blood pressure. These may include regular exercise, losing weight, smoking cessation, reducing alcohol intake, and reducing the amount of salt in your diet as advised by your doctor. This medicine is tolerated well by most patients and has few side effects. Dizziness, particularly after the first dose, is known to occur in some people. This may be associated with headache. Let your doctor know if these side effects bother you or do not go away. No weight gain has been seen with the regular use of this medicine.

Before taking this medicine, let your doctor know if you have any kidney or liver problems. Pregnant or breastfeeding mothers should also consult their doctor before taking it. Your doctor may check your kidney function, blood pressure, and potassium levels in your blood at regular intervals while you are taking this medicine.

Uses of Losaday Tablet

Benefits of Losaday Tablet

In Hypertension (high blood pressure)

Losaday 50mg Tablet lowers blood pressure by relaxing blood vessels and making it easier for your heart to pump blood around your body. It 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.

In Heart failure

Heart failure means your heart is weak and cannot pump enough blood to your lungs and the rest of your body. The most common symptoms are breathlessness, tiredness, and swelling in your legs, ankles, abdomen, and other parts of your body. Losaday 50mg Tablet lowers your blood pressure which makes it easier for your heart to pump blood around your body and is, therefore, an effective treatment for heart failure.

This medicine will help relieve your symptoms, making you feel better and more energetic. You should make appropriate lifestyle changes (such as eating healthily and keeping active) to help this medicine be effective. Take it regularly and keep taking it even if you feel better.

In Prevention of heart attack and stroke

Losaday 50mg Tablet lowers your blood pressure and makes it easier for your heart to pump blood around your body. If your blood pressure is controlled you are less at risk of having a heart attack or stroke. Keep taking this medicine regularly.

Side effects of Losaday 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 Losaday

  • Dizziness
  • Decreased blood pressure
  • Hypoglycemia (low blood glucose level)
  • Increased potassium level in blood
  • Increased blood urea

How to use Losaday 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. Losaday 50mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Losaday Tablet works

Losaday 50mg Tablet is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB). It relaxes the 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.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Losaday 50mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Losaday 50mg 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
Losaday 50mg 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
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Losaday 50mg Tablet alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Losaday 50mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Losaday 50mg 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
Losaday 50mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Losaday 50mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Losaday 50mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

What if you forget to take Losaday Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Losaday 50mg Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick Tips

  • Take it at the same time every day to help you remember to take it.
  • It can make you feel dizzy for the first few days. Rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down for a long time.
  • Your doctor may get regular tests done to monitor the level of urea, creatinine, and potassium in your blood.
  • Avoid taking anti-inflammatory medicines such as ibuprofen along with this medicine without consulting your doctor.
  • Do not take Losaday 50mg Tablet if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Do not stop taking it suddenly without talking to your doctor.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Biphenyls derivatives
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
CARDIAC

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FAQs

Q. Can I feel dizzy after taking Losaday 50mg Tablet?

Yes, the use of Losaday 50mg Tablet 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. Is Losaday 50mg Tablet a good blood pressure medicine?

Losaday 50mg Tablet is used by many people for reducing blood pressure levels. 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 helps to decrease the risk of stroke in patients who are hypertensive and have thicker left ventricle (heart chamber).

Q. What are some of the lifestyle changes I should make while using Losaday 50mg Tablet?

Lifestyle changes play a major role in keeping you healthy if you are taking Losaday 50mg Tablet. 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 Losaday 50mg Tablet and to keep yourself healthy.

Q. For how long do I need to take Losaday 50mg Tablet?

You may have to take Losaday 50mg Tablet for a long term, even life long. Losaday 50mg Tablet only controls blood pressure but does not cure it. Talk to your doctor in case you have any concerns regarding Losaday 50mg Tablet, but do not stop taking it without consulting the doctor.

Q. Does Losaday 50mg Tablet cause weight gain?

No, Losaday 50mg Tablet does not cause weight gain. However, if the medicine starts affecting your kidney function then your body may swell due to the accumulation of water, resulting in weight gain. Call your doctor if you experience unexplained weight gain or swelling in your feet, ankles or hands.

Q. What are the long-term side effects of Losaday 50mg Tablet?

Long-term use of Losaday 50mg Tablet is generally considered to be safe. However, in some cases, long-term use of Losaday 50mg Tablet 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.

Q. Is Losaday 50mg Tablet bad for the kidneys?

Yes, Losaday 50mg Tablet may impair kidney function of patients, especially those who have severe heart failure, chronic kidney disease or narrow or blocked blood vessels that lead to the kidneys (renal artery stenosis). It may also affect kidney function in patients who have experienced severe fluid loss or dehydration due to vomiting, diarrhea or excessive use of diuretics. Therefore, Losaday 50mg Tablet should be used cautiously in these patients and their kidney function should be regularly monitored.

Q. How long does Losaday 50mg Tablet take to work?

The blood pressure lowering effect of Losaday 50mg Tablet can be seen after about 6 hours of taking it. The effect of the medicine lasts for about 24 hours. However, you may have to take the medicine for about 3-6 weeks to see the full benefits.

Q. When and how should Losaday 50mg Tablet be taken?

Take Losaday 50mg Tablet exactly as per your doctor’s advice. Losaday 50mg Tablet tablets are meant for oral intake. Swallow the tablet with water. 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. What is the most important information that I need to know about Losaday 50mg Tablet?

Taking Losaday 50mg Tablet during the last 6 months of pregnancy can cause serious harm or even endanger the life of the unborn baby. Hence, it is important to inform the doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. If you become pregnant while taking Losaday 50mg Tablet, stop taking Losaday 50mg Tablet and call your doctor immediately.

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