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Losaral AM Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Losaral AM Tablet is a combination of two medicines used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure) when a single medication is not effective. It helps to lower high blood pressure and thus reduces the chances of future heart attack and stroke. This medicine should be used along with a proper diet, salt restriction, and regular exercise for best results. It should be taken regularly with or without food at a fixed time every day. This medicine should not be stopped abruptly. You may experience mild dizziness initially while taking this medicine, but this improves with time. Swelling of the ankle may occur in some patients as a side effect.

Uses of Losaral AM Tablet

Losaral AM Tablet side effects

Common
  • Sleepiness
  • Taste change
  • Ankle swelling
  • Headache
  • Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk)
  • Dizziness
  • Tiredness
  • Palpitations
  • Stomach upset
  • Increased potassium level in blood

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

How Losaral AM Tablet works

Losaral AM Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Losartan and Amlodipine which lower blood pressure effectively. Losartan is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) and Amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker (CCB). They work by relaxing the blood vessels and making the heart more efficient at pumping blood throughout the body.

Losaral AM Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Losaral AM Tablet.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Losaral AM 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
Losaral AM 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
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Losaral AM Tablet may cause side effects such as dizziness, headaches, nausea or tiredness, all of which could affect your ability to concentrate and drive.
Kidney
SAFE
Losaral AM Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Losaral AM Tablet is recommended.
Liver
CAUTION
Losaral AM Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Losaral AM Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Losaral AM Tablet is started at a lower dose in patients with liver disease and further increased slowly with careful monitoring.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
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Expert Advice

  • Losaral AM Tablet is a combination of two medicines that provides better blood pressure control than either medicine alone.
  • Losaral AM Tablet may cause dizziness or sleepiness. Do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • It may cause you to feel lightheaded or weak especially when you stand up.  Rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down. 
  • Avoid consuming alcohol as it may enhance the blood pressure lowering effect of this medicine.
  • It can cause ankle or foot swelling. Raise your legs while you are sitting down and talk to your doctor if it does not go away.
  • Do not take Losaral AM Tablet if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding.

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References
  1. Losartan potassium. North Harrow, Middlesex: Accord Healthcare Limited; 2009 [revised 16 Jul. 2015]. [Accessed 10 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Amlodipine besylate. New York, New York: Pfizer Labs.; 1987 [revised May 2011]. [Accessed 14 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Drugs.com. Losartan Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings. [Accessed 19 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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