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Losapril 5 mg/25 mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Losapril 5 mg/25 mg Tablet is a medicine used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure). It is a combination of two 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. It is taken empty stomach, preferably at same time each day. This medicine should not be stopped without consulting your doctor. Some patients may develop cough or throat irritation as a side effect while using this medicine. It may also cause dizziness initially, but this improves with time.

Uses of Losapril Tablet

Losapril Tablet side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Indigestion
  • Stomach pain
  • Taste change
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Weakness
  • Cough
  • Headache
  • Decreased blood pressure
  • Increased potassium level in blood

How to use Losapril 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. Losapril 5 mg/25 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Losapril Tablet works

Losapril 5 mg/25 mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Enalapril and losartan which lower blood pressure effectively. Enalapril is an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor and losartan is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB). They work by widening and relaxing the blood vessels, thereby lowering blood pressure.

Losapril Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Losapril 5 mg/25 mg Tablet. Taking Losartan with alcohol may excessively lower the blood pressure.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Losapril 5 mg/25 mg 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
Losapril 5 mg/25 mg 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
Losapril 5 mg/25 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Losapril 5 mg/25 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Losapril 5 mg/25 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of blood pressure, kidney function test, and potassium levels is recommended while you are taking this medicine.
Liver
CAUTION
Losapril 5 mg/25 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Losapril 5 mg/25 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Losapril 5 mg/25 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

Alternate Brands

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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Losapril 5 mg/25 mg Tablet for the treatment of high blood pressure.
  • Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes and heart attacks.
  • It may cause dizziness. Get up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position.
  • It may cause the level of potassium in blood to go up. Avoid taking potassium supplements and potassium-rich foods such as banana and broccoli.
  • It can be harmful to an unborn baby. Do not take it during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Tell your doctor if you become pregnant while taking Losapril 5 mg/25 mg Tablet.

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References
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