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Lostar H 50 mg/12.5 mg Tablet

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

Introduction

Lostar H 50 mg/12.5 mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines. It helps to control high blood pressure in different ways. If high blood pressure is not treated it can lead to heart attacks, strokes and kidney failure.

You can take Lostar H 50 mg/12.5 mg Tablet with or without food. The dose will depend on your condition and how you respond to the medicine. Try to take it at the same time each day. It is important to keep taking this medicine until your doctor tells you not to. It contains a diuretic (water pill) and will make you urinate more so, it is best to avoid taking this medicine within four hours of going to bed. Use this medicine regularly to get the most benefit from it even if you feel well. High blood pressure does not usually have symptoms and if you stop taking it your risk of heart attack or stroke may increase.

The most common side effect is dizziness. Other side effects include feeling tired, nausea, diarrhea, headache, and decreased blood pressure. Frequent urination is not a side effect of this medicine. It is the purpose of hydrochlorothiazide and helps control your blood pressure. You may experience other possible side effects, but most are rare. Make sure you read the leaflet that comes with your medicines and tell your doctor if you are bothered by side effects or they do not go away. It may be possible to adjust your dose or try a different medicine.

This medicine is not recommended during pregnancy and you should ask your doctor before taking it if you have kidney or liver disease, heart trouble or diabetes. Drinking alcohol can further lower your blood pressure and may cause side effects.

Uses of Lostar H Tablet

Benefits of Lostar H Tablet

In Hypertension (high blood pressure)

Lostar H 50 mg/12.5 mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines namely Losartan and Hydrochlorothiazide. It is generally used when one medicine alone is not controlling your blood pressure effectively. Losartan works by relaxing and widening your blood vessels so your blood can flow more easily. This will lower your blood pressure. Hydrochlorothiazide is known as a diuretic (water pill) which increases urine output thereby lowering blood pressure. If your blood pressure is controlled you are less at risk of having a heart attack, stroke, or kidney problems. The medicine 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.

Side effects of Lostar H 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 Lostar H

  • Nausea
  • Taste change
  • Upset stomach
  • Diarrhea
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Weakness
  • Decreased blood pressure
  • Increased blood uric acid
  • Increased blood lipid level
  • Glucose intolerance
  • Electrolyte imbalance

How to use Lostar H 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. Lostar H 50 mg/12.5 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Lostar H Tablet works

Lostar H 50 mg/12.5 mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Losartan and Hydrochlorothiazide, which lowers the blood pressure effectively. Losartan is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB). It works by blocking the hormone angiotensin thereby relaxing blood vessels. This allows 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 Lostar H 50 mg/12.5 mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Lostar H 50 mg/12.5 mg 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
Lostar H 50 mg/12.5 mg 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
Lostar H 50 mg/12.5 mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Lostar H 50 mg/12.5 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Lostar H 50 mg/12.5 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Lostar H 50 mg/12.5 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Lostar H 50 mg/12.5 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Lostar H 50 mg/12.5 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • You have been prescribed Lostar H 50 mg/12.5 mg Tablet for the treatment of high blood pressure.
  • It can be taken with or without food.
  • Lostar H 50 mg/12.5 mg Tablet may cause dehydration. Drink plenty of fluids and inform your doctor if you develop extreme thirst, very dry mouth or muscle weakness.
  • It may cause dizziness. Get up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position. 
  • Use of Lostar H 50 mg/12.5 mg Tablet during pregnancy or breastfeeding is unsafe.
  • It may also decrease the risk of stroke and heart attacks.

Fact Box

Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
CARDIAC

Patient Concerns

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What would be alternative for this medicine for same salt composition of some lower price. Name of the medicine -- ( Telmisartan 40 mg and Hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg tablets USP
Dr. Nabajit Talukdar
Cardiology
Telma h 40/12.5
Stunting done in 2011. All reports including echo are coming normal since then. One medicine cardiac H or remipril is shooting cough. What substitute I can take which can fix cough.?
Dr. Nabajit Talukdar
Cardiology
Stop ramipril start losar h 25/12.5
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FAQs

Q. Are there any special instructions regarding storage and disposal of this medicine?

Keep this medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

Q. Can I feel dizzy after taking Lostar H 50 mg/12.5 mg Tablet?

Yes, the use of Lostar H 50 mg/12.5 mg Tablet can make you feel dizzy. This may occur when you suddenly rise 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. Can I use Lostar H 50 mg/12.5 mg Tablet in pregnancy?

No, Lostar H 50 mg/12.5 mg Tablet should be avoided in pregnancy. Its use can cause injury and death to the baby. If you conceive while using Lostar H 50 mg/12.5 mg Tablet, stop using it and contact your doctor immediately. Your doctor will recommend you other ways to lower the blood pressure.

Q. What are some lifestyle changes to make while using Lostar H 50 mg/12.5 mg Tablet?

Making lifestyle changes can boost your health while taking Lostar H 50 mg/12.5 mg Tablet. 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 vegetables in your meals. Regular exercise can make your heart strong and reduce the risk of heart attack.

Q. Can I stop taking Lostar H 50 mg/12.5 mg Tablet if I feel well?

No, keep using Lostar H 50 mg/12.5 mg Tablet as advised by your doctor, even if you feel well. Stopping Lostar H 50 mg/12.5 mg Tablet suddenly may lead to serious complications such as heart attack and stroke.

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  1. Mayo Clinic. Losartan and hydrochlorothiazide. [Accessed 11 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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