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Losar 25 Tablet

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Overview

Introduction of Losar Tablet

Losar 25 Tablet helps reduce high blood pressure, thus lowering the chances of any future heart attack and stroke. It may also be used to improve the symptoms of chronic (long-standing) heart failure. It helps to preserve kidney function, especially in patients with diabetes.

Losar 25 Tablet may be used alone or in combination with other medicines. It is taken by mouth (orally), with or without food, preferably at a fixed time each day. Side effects are few and uncommon with this medicine. However, dizziness may occur due to low blood pressure, particularly after the first dose.

Losar Tablet side effects

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

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

How Losar Tablet works

Losar 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.

Losar Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Losar 25 Tablet Taking Losartan with alcohol may excessively lower the blood pressure.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Losar 25 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.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Losar 25 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 Losar 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 IF PRESCRIBED
Losar 25 Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Losar 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
Losar 25 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Losar 25 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Losar 25 Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

What if you miss a dose of Losar Tablet?

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

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Expert Advice

  • 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.
  • 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 Losar 25 Tablet if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Do not stop taking it suddenly without talking to your doctor.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Losar with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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FAQs

Q. Can I feel dizzy after taking Losar?

Yes, the use of Losar 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. Is Losar a good blood pressure medicine?

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

Making lifestyle changes while taking Losar 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.

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

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

Q. Does Losar cause weight gain?

No, Losar 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 are the long-term side effects of Losar?

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

Q. Is Losar hard on the kidneys?

Losar may impair kidney function in patients having severe heart failure, chronic kidney disease or narrow or blocked blood vessels that lead to the kidneys (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, Losar should be used cautiously in these patients and their kidney function should be regularly monitored.

Q. How long does Losar take to work?

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

Q. When and how should Losar be taken?

Take Losar exactly as per your doctor’s advice. Losar 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 Losar?

Taking Losar 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 Losar if you are pregnant. If you become pregnant while taking Losar, stop taking Losar and call your doctor immediately.

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