Losartan + Hydrochlorothiazide 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.
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 Losavas H?
Yes, the use of Losavas H 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 Losavas H in pregnancy?
No, Losavas H should be avoided in pregnancy. Its use can cause injury and death to the baby. If you conceive while using Losavas H, 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 Losavas H?
Making lifestyle changes can boost your health while taking Losavas H. 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 Losavas H if I feel well?
No, keep using Losavas H as advised by your doctor, even if you feel well. Stopping Losavas H suddenly may lead to serious complications such as heart attack and stroke.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 18th Feb 2020. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.