Losacar 50 Tablet

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Losacar 50 Tablet


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MANUFACTURER

Zydus Cadila

SALT COMPOSITION

Losartan (50mg)

Overview

INTRODUCTION

Losacar 50 Tablet is a medicine used to treat high blood pressure and heart disease. Lowering blood pressure helps to prevent future heart attack and stroke. This medicine is also effective in preserving kidney function in patients with diabetes.

Losacar 50 Tablet can be prescribed either alone or in combination with other medicines. It may be taken with or without food during the day or at night. However, try to take it at the same time each day to get the most benefit. It is important to continue taking it regularly even if you feel well or if your blood pressure is controlled. Most people with high blood pressure do not feel ill, but if you stop taking this medicine, your condition could get worse. This is a widely used medicine and is considered safe for long-term use.

Making some changes in your lifestyle will also help lower your blood pressure. These may include regular exercise, losing weight, smoking cessation, reducing alcohol intake, and reducing the amount of salt in your diet as advised by your doctor. This medicine is tolerated well by most patients and has few side effects. Dizziness, particularly after the first dose, is known to occur in some people. This may be associated with headache. Let your doctor know if these side effects bother you or do not go away. No weight gain has been seen with the regular use of this medicine.

Before taking this medicine, let your doctor know if you have any kidney or liver problems. Pregnant or breastfeeding mothers should also consult their doctor before taking it. Your doctor may check your kidney function, blood pressure and potassium levels in your blood at regular intervals while you are taking this medicine.

USES OF LOSACAR TABLET

  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Heart failure
  • Prevention of heart attack and stroke

SIDE EFFECTS OF LOSACAR TABLET

Common
  • Dizziness
  • Decreased blood pressure
  • Hypoglycemia (low blood glucose level)
  • Increased potassium level in blood
  • Increased blood urea

HOW TO USE LOSACAR 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. Losacar 50 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

HOW LOSACAR TABLET WORKS

Losacar 50 Tablet is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB). It relaxes the 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.

SAFETY ADVICE

warningsAlcohol
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Losacar 50 Tablet.
warningsPregnancy
Losacar 50 Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
warningsBreastfeeding
Losacar 50 Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
warningsDriving
It is not known whether Losacar 50 Tablet alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
warningsKidney
Losacar 50 Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Losacar 50 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.
warningsLiver
Losacar 50 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Losacar 50 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Losacar 50 Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

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