Losartan + Amlodipine

Information about Losartan + Amlodipine

Losartan + Amlodipine Uses

Losartan+Amlodipine is used in the treatment of Hypertension (high blood pressure).

How Losartan + Amlodipine works

Losartan + Amlodipine 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.

Common side effects of Losartan + Amlodipine

Sleepiness, Taste change, Ankle swelling, Headache, Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk), Dizziness, Tiredness, Palpitations, Upset stomach, Increased potassium level in blood
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Available Medicine for Losartan + Amlodipine

Losar-ATorrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
2061 variant(s)
AmlozaarMicro Labs Ltd
32 to ₹1402 variant(s)
Amlokind-LMankind Pharma Ltd
571 variant(s)
Nusar-AMEmcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd
32 to ₹1803 variant(s)
Repace AFSun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
1261 variant(s)
Eslo TanZuventus Healthcare Ltd
1801 variant(s)
TozamTorrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
1271 variant(s)
Asomex-LTEmcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd
124 to ₹2703 variant(s)
Zilos-AMFDC Ltd
471 variant(s)
CovamloSun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
1261 variant(s)

Expert advice for Losartan + Amlodipine

  • Losartan + Amlodipine is a combination of two medicines that provides better blood pressure control than either medicine alone.
  • Losartan + Amlodipine 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 Losartan + Amlodipine if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding.

Frequently asked questions for Losartan + Amlodipine

Losartan + Amlodipine

Q. Are there any special instructions regarding the 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 unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

Q. Can I feel dizzy after taking Losartan+Amlodipine?

Yes, the use of Losartan+Amlodipine can make you feel dizzy. This may occur when you suddenly rise up from a 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 Losartan+Amlodipine in pregnancy?

No, Losartan+Amlodipine should be avoided in pregnancy. Its use can cause injury and even endanger the baby. If you conceive while using Losartan+Amlodipine, stop using it and contact your doctor immediately. Your doctor will recommend to you other ways to lower the blood pressure.

Q. What are some of the lifestyle changes I should make while using Losartan+Amlodipine?

Lifestyle changes play a major role in keeping you healthy if you are taking Losartan+Amlodipine. Avoid taking excess salt in your diet and find ways to reduce or manage stress in your life. Practice yoga or meditation or take up a hobby. Ensure that you have a sound sleep every night as this also helps to reduce stress levels and helps to keep your blood pressure normal. Stop smoking and alcohol consumption as this helps in lowering your blood pressure and preventing heart problems. Exercise regularly and take a balanced diet that includes whole grains, fresh fruits, vegetables and fat-free products. Consult your doctor if you need any further guidance to get the maximum benefit of Losartan+Amlodipine and to keep yourself healthy.

Q. Can I stop taking Losartan+Amlodipine if I feel well?

No, do not stop the medication without consulting with the doctor. It should be used strictly as advised by your doctor, even if you feel well. Stopping Losartan+Amlodipine suddenly may lead to serious complications such as heart attack and stroke.

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