Mainstay 25 mg Tablet

Prescription Required


Uses of Mainstay Tablet

Mainstay 25 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of high blood pressure.

Mainstay Tablet side effects

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

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

How Mainstay Tablet works

Mainstay 25 mg 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.

Mainstay Tablet related warnings

Taking Losartan with alcohol may excessively lower the blood pressure.
Mainstay 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.
Mainstay 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.
It is not known whether Mainstay 25 mg Tablet alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Mainstay 25 mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Mainstay 25 mg 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.
Mainstay 25 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Mainstay 25 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Mainstay 25 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

What if you miss a dose of Mainstay Tablet?

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

Alternate Brands

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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Mainstay 25 mg Tablet to improve your blood pressure.
  • Lowering blood pressure reduces the chance of future heart attack & stroke.
  • It may also be used to treat chronic (long-standing) heart failure.
  • It protects kidney function which is especially useful for people with diabetes or mild-to-moderate kidney diseases.
  • It can make you feel dizzy for the first few days. Take it preferably at bedtime and rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.
  • 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 it during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Tell your doctor if you conceive while taking Mainstay 25 mg Tablet.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Mainstay with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Cnoxrin
Brand(s): Psycolith
Brand(s): Nimsun, Abinim, Nimulis
Brand(s): Excrete

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Mainstay

Right shoulder ache, MRI suggest supraspinatus impingement
Dr. Vipul Aggarwal
Bone & Joint Specialist
Your shoulder need to be evaluated to confirm the diagnosisThe mainstay of the treatment is regular physiotherapy and if that does not help you then the injection can be given in to your Shoulder joint that gives instant relief
Slip disc problem with L4 L5 Ls1 treatment withouts surgery
Dr. Vipul Aggarwal
Bone & Joint Specialist
The mainstay of the treatment is regular exercises focusing on core musclesAlso get your vitamin D checkedIf there is any nerve involvement present on clinical examinations then by surgery only improvement is expected
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Q. Can I feel dizzy after taking Mainstay?

Yes, the use of Mainstay 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. Can I stop taking Mainstay if I feel well?

No, keep using Mainstay as advised by your doctor, even if you feel well. Stopping Mainstay suddenly may lead to serious complications such as heart attack and stroke.

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

Making lifestyle changes while taking Mainstay 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.
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Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 8th Mar 2017.
The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.
10 tablets in 1 strip