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losartan

This medicine is used in the treatment of hypertension (raised blood pressure) and diabetic nephropathy (kidney disease caused by diabetes) in type II diabetes mellitus (high blood sugar level).

Contradications

This medicine is contraindicated in patients of renal artery stenosis (narrowing) and severe hepatic (liver) impairment.

Side effects

Patients administered with this medication may experience dizziness (feeling of being sleepy), diarrhea (frequent watery stools), liver function abnormalities, myalgia (muscle pain), migraine, urticaria (red itchy bumps on skin), pruritis rash (pus-filled rash). Rarely, anaphylactic reaction (life threatening allergic reaction), angioedema (swelling under skin surface), hepatitis (inflammation of liver), cough, anemia (lack of red blood cells), hypotension (low blood pressure), renal (kidney) impairment, and increased blood urea; creatinine; potassium.

Expert Advice

  • Take with or without meals. Preferably, it should be taken on an empty stomach 1 hour before or 2 hours after meals.
  • Contact prescriber if there is prolonged diarrhea (watery stools), nausea or vomiting, chest pain, palpitations (feeling of having a fast heart beat), unrelieved headache, back pain, muscle pain, weakness, swelling of face/mouth/tongue throat etc.
  • Do not take potassium supplements or salt substitutes without consulting prescriber.
  • Avoid exercising in hot weather, avoid excessive intake of alcohol.
  • Change position slowly when climbing stairs and from lying or sitting to standing position.

FAQs

What does losartan do?

It works by blocking a substance in the body that causes blood vessels to tighten, hence, lowering blood pressure.

How to store this medicine?

Please store this medicine at room temperature (18-25 Celsius). Keep medicine away from excessive light, moisture, and children. Please do not flush medicines down the toilet. Please read the leaflet provided with the medicine for further storage guidance.

What is the dosage of losartan?

The recommended dosage for adults is 50mg once daily.

Can children take losartan?

This medication can not be given to children under 6 years of age.

How to administer this medicine?

This medicine mostly used orally (through mouth). The dosage is dependent on the severity of the condition and response to treatment. Not recommended for children.

How long does it take for losartan to work?

This medicine takes approximately 6 hours to reach peak action.

What time of day should you take losartan?

It is recommended to take this medication in the morning and preferably at the same time each day.

Medicines containing losartan

Sartan 50mg Tablet

By Barrett

Pack size: 10

Rs.267.5

Tansin 50mg

By Pharm Evo

Pack size: 10

Rs.188.16

Lozatin 50mg

By Amarant

Pack size: 2x10's

Rs.115

XAVOR 50MG TAB 50mg

By Ferozsons

Pack size: 1x10's

Rs.199

Qsartan 50mg

By High-Q

Pack size: 2x10's

Rs.139.53

A2A 100mg

By Wilson's

Pack size: 10

Rs.270

A2A 50mg

By Wilson's

Pack size: 20

Rs.235.84

Aceartin 50mg

By Epla

Pack size: 2x10s

Rs.100

Angilock 50mg

By Venus

Pack size: 2x10s

Rs.125

Anhibit 50mg

By Medicraft

Pack size: 20

Rs.112.5

Bepsar 25mg

By Marvi

Pack size: 20

Rs.83.23

Bepsar 50mg

By Marvi

Pack size: 20

Rs.190

Blaze 50mg

By Mass-PH Health

Pack size: 2x10's

Rs.142.5

Cardaktin 50mg

By Hygeia

Pack size: 2x10s

Rs.105

Chemzide 50mg

By Ideal

Pack size: 10

Rs.100

Chemzide 50mg

By Ideal

Pack size: 2x10s

Rs.87.5

Corik 50mg

By Raazee

Pack size: 2x10s

Rs.20

Coryton 50mg

By Brookes

Pack size: 2x10s

Rs.100

Cosartan 50mg

By Everest

Pack size: 2x10s

Rs.100

Cozaar 100mg

By OBS

Pack size: 2x14's

Rs.1120

Cozaar 50mg

By OBS

Pack size: 2x14's

Rs.723.38

Encertine 25mg

By English Pharma

Pack size: 2x10s

Rs.55

Encertine 50mg

By English Pharma

Pack size: 2x10s

Rs.100

Eziday 100mg

By Werick

Pack size: 10

Rs.245

Eziday 25mg

By Werick

Pack size: 20

Rs.231.78

Eziday 50mg

By Werick

Pack size: 20

Rs.392

Giozar 50mg

By PDH

Pack size: 2x10s

Rs.112.5

Jasartan 50mg

By Jawa

Pack size: 2x10s

Rs.100

Kosart 50mg

By Pearl

Pack size: 2x10s

Rs.100

Larsen 50mg

By Pharmadic

Pack size: 20

Rs.170

Losaan 50mg

By Maple

Pack size: 10's

Rs.345

Losanta 25mg

By Asian Continental

Pack size: 2x10's

Rs.81.52

Losanta 50mg

By Asian Continental

Pack size: 2x10's

Rs.148.22

Cozaar 50 mg

By Merck

Pack size: 28

Rs.723

A2A 25mg

By Wilson's

Pack size: 2 x 10's

Rs.117.1

Sarcol 50mg

By novins

Pack size: 20s

Rs.230

Qsartan 25mg

By High-Q

Pack size: 2x10's

Rs.79.5

Xavor 25mg

By Ferozsons

Pack size: 2x10's

Rs.99.2

Tansin-DS 100mg

By Pharm Evo

Pack size: 10's

Rs.250.9

Losascot 25mg

By Scotman

Pack size: 2x10's

Rs.57.5

Losascot 50mg

By Scotman

Pack size: 2x10's

Rs.112.5

Losaan 50 mg

By Maple

Pack size: 1 x 20's

Rs.345