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Overview

Introduction

Losanorm HR Tablet is a medicine used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure). It is a combination of medicines that helps to control blood pressure when a single medication is not effective. It also helps to reduce chances of any future heart attack and stroke.

Losanorm HR Tablet is taken with or without food, preferably in the morning to avoid frequent urination at night. Keep taking it for as long as advised by your doctor. Even if you feel well, do not stop this medicine on your own because high blood pressure often has no symptoms. If you stop taking it, your condition may get worse. Keeping active with regular exercise, reducing your weight and eating a healthy diet will also help control your blood pressure. Follow your doctor’s advice while taking this medicine. It may raise the level of potassium in the blood, hence avoid potassium rich food or supplements.

Nausea, taste change, diarrhea, stomach pain, and indigestion are some common side effects of this medicine. Consult your doctor If any of these bother you, or get worse, or do not go away. Let your doctor know about cough or throat irritation that does not go away. Drink plenty of fluids while taking medicine to overcome muscle weakness, dry mouth, and extreme thirst. Dizziness or headache may occur due to low blood pressure but this gets better with time.

Before taking it, let your doctor know if you have any liver or kidney problems. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor for advice before taking this medicine. You also need to tell your doctor what other medicines you are taking especially those used to treat high blood pressure or heart conditions. You should have your blood pressure, kidney function and the levels of salts such as potassium checked regularly to make sure that this medicine is working properly.

Uses of Losanorm HR Tablet

Side effects of Losanorm HR Tablet

Common
  • Nausea
  • Taste change
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach pain
  • Indigestion
  • Weakness
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Cough
  • Increased blood uric acid
  • Increased blood lipid level
  • Glucose intolerance
  • Decreased blood pressure

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

How Losanorm HR Tablet works

Losanorm HR Tablet is a combination of three medicines: Ramipril, Losartan and Hydrochlorothiazide which lower blood pressure effectively. Ramipril is an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. It works by reducing stress on the heart and relaxing blood vessels. Losartan is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) which blocks the hormone angiotensin thereby further relaxing blood vessels. Together, they allow 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.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Losanorm HR Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Losanorm HR 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
Losanorm HR 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
Losanorm HR Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Losanorm HR Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Losanorm HR Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of blood pressure is recommended for dose adjustment.
Liver
CAUTION
Losanorm HR Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Losanorm HR Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
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References
  1. Mayo Clinic. Losartan+Hydrochlorothiazide. [Accessed 11 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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