Substitutes for Mainstay Tablet
Elsartan 50mg Tablet
Elder Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Losa 50mg Tablet
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Zilos 50mg Tablet
Lostat 50mg Tablet
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Losakind 50mg Tablet
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Medicine Overview of Mainstay Tablet
Side effects of Mainstay Tablet
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. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Mainstay 50mg Tablet at a fixed time.
How Mainstay Tablet works
Mainstay 50mg tablet is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB). It works by relaxing blood vessels which lower the blood pressure and also reduces the workload of the heart.
In Depth Information on Mainstay Tablet
Expert advice for Mainstay Tablet
- Mainstay can be taken with or without food but preferably be taken at the same time of the day.
- It is best to take the first dose before bed to reduce symptomatic hypotension.
- Mainstay may cause the level of potassium in blood to go up. Avoid taking potassium supplements and potassium-rich foods such as banana and broccoli.
- Inform your doctor immediately if you have rapid swelling of the lips, tongue, and throat that may affect breathing.
- Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.
- Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
Special precautions for Mainstay 50mg Tablet
Taking Losartan with alcohol may excessively lower the blood pressure.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Mainstay 50mg Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy.+more
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....
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 50mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactatio+more
n. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby....
Mainstay 50mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired,+more
or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive....
Mainstay 50mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Mainstay 50mg Tablet is recommended.+more
Concomitant use of losartan and ACE-inhibitors has shown to impair renal function. Therefore, concomitant use is not recommended...
Concomitant use of losartan and ACE-inhibitors has shown to impair renal function. Therefore, concomitant use is not recommended
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Tacsant 0.5mg Capsule, Heplock 10IU Injection, Loparin 40mg Prefilled Syringe, Minipress XL 5mg Tablet
If you miss a dose of Losartan, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.
Frequently asked questions for Mainstay 50mg Tablet
Frequently asked questions for Losartan
No, Mainstay is from a class of medications called angiotensin II receptor antagonists. It works by blocking the action of certain natural substances that tighten the blood vessels, allowing the blood to flow more smoothly and the heart to pump more efficiently
Mainstay is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Q. Is losartan the same as losartan potassium?
Yes. Losartan is available in the market as losartan potassium. So, the salt form of losartan contains potassium, however, check the bottle before use
Yes, it is the generic drug
Q. Is losartan a water pill?
No, it belongs to a class of medications called angiotensin II receptor antagonists
Yes. Mainstay is gluten free. However, please refer to package insert of the prescribed brand before use
Q. Does losartan contain potassium?
Losartan is available in the market as losartan potassium. So, the salt form of losartan contains potassium, however, check the bottle before use
Q. Can I take losartan with Benadryl/atenolol/Xanax/Viagra/Nyquil/metoprolol?
Atenolol, metoprolol and Xanax may lower blood pressure when taken along with losartan. No clinically observed drug interaction is observed with Viagra, Nyquil, and alcohol. Please follow doctor’s advice regarding its use
Q. Does Mainstay cause constipation/infrequent urination/ drowsiness/ headache/ itching/ cough/ lower heart rate?
Mainstay causes headache, drowsiness. Constipation, infrequent urination, itching, cough and low heart rate are not reported. Patient should fallow doctor’s advice regarding the possible side effects.