Repace 100 mg (Losartan)
Buy Repace 100 mg (Losartan), is used in the treatment of high blood pressure (essential hypertension), kidney disease in adult patients with high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes mellitus, treatment of chronic heart failure, and prevention of stroke in adult patients high blood pressure and heart disorder (left ventricular hypertrophy)
What is Losartan Potassium?
Losartan Potassium is a medicine mainly used for the treatment of hypertension or high blood pressure. This medicine is an angiotensin II receptor antagonist that prevents the blood vessels from narrowing which improves blood flow and lowers blood pressure. It is also used to reduce the risk of stroke in certain people with heart disease. Another use of Losartan Potassium is to protect the kidneys from damage due to diabetes. Losartan Potassium is sold under various trade names, a couple of which are Cozaar, Losar (made by Unichem), and Repace (made by Sun Pharma). This medicine may also be prescribed for conditions other than those listed here.
Important Information about Losartan Potassium
Do not take Losartan Potassium (Cozaar, Losar, Repace) if you have a known allergy to Losartan Potassium. To make sure that this medicine is safe for you, inform your doctor in advance if you have any of these conditions: congestive heart failure, kidney disease (or if you are on dialysis), liver disease, or if you are dehydrated. In rare cases, Losartan Potassium can lead to a condition which results in the breakdown of skeletal muscle tissue, causing in kidney failure. Seek medical attention right away if you have unexplained muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness especially if you also have fever, unusual fatigue, and dark colored urine.
Losartan Potassium is a pregnancy category D drug. Do not take if you are a pregnant woman. If you become pregnant during the treatment with this medicine, stop taking it and contact your doctor immediately. Losartan Potassium can cause injury or death of an unborn baby if pregnant women take it in second or third trimester. Use of an effective birth control is recommended while taking this medicine. It is not known whether Losartan Potassium can pass into breast milk and harm a nursing baby. Do not take this medicine without your doctor?s advice if you are breast feeding. Losartan Potassium may increase your potassium levels. Hence, avoid potassium supplements or salt substitutes that contain potassium while taking this medicine.
How should I take Losartan Potassium?
Take Losartan Potassium strictly according to your doctor?s direction or according to the instructions on the medication label. Do not alter the dosage unless your doctor advises you to do so. Also, do not take this medication after the prescribed period is over. All medications come with a patient leaflet. Refer the instructions in them for detailed information on that particular medication. Losartan Potassium can be taken with or without food. Always store this medicine in a cool and dry place. It may take up to 4 weeks of regular intake (as directed) for Losartan Potassium to reign in your blood pressure. You may have to take this medicine for many years, even if you look fine.
High blood pressure doesn?t have any outwardly signs. Always store this medicine in a cool and dry place. While taking Losartan Potassium, watch out for vomiting, diarrhea, or excessive sweating. These can lead to severe dehydration which can further lower your blood pressure. Low blood pressure can be a dangerous and fatal condition. Contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of these conditions while taking this medicine
What are the doses instructions?
If you miss a dose of Losartan Potassium, take it as soon as you remember. Don?t take the missed dose if the time to take the next dose is almost up. Taking multiple doses near to each other can lead to excess medication in your body which can be harmful.
In case of an overdose of Losartan Potassium, get emergency medical attention or call the Doctor Immedaitely.
Things and Activities to avoid while taking Losartan Potassium
Avoid or limit alcohol consumption while taking Losartan Potassium. This medicine can cause dizziness. To limit dizziness, do not get up from a lying or sitting position suddenly. Losartan Potassium may increase your potassium levels. Hence, avoid potassium supplements or salt substitutes that contain potassium while taking this medicine.
Common side effects
Numbness, Pain in extremity, Back pain, Bone pain, Joint pain, Chest pain, Difficulty in swallowing, Facial swelling, Lip swelling, Heartburn, Hoarseness of voice, Muscle cramp
Interaction with other drugs
Many other drugs can interact with Losartan Potassium. Let your doctor know in advance if you use any other drugs or related products (OTC vitamin pills or other medicines, or herbal products), especially the following ones: other medicines that lower blood pressure, lithium, celecoxib, aspirin or NSAIDs (ibuprofen, naproxen, or others), heart disease medication, a potassium supplement such as K-Dur, Klor-Con, salt substitutes that contain potassium, or a diuretic. These are not the only drugs that can interact with Losartan Potassium. There may be others. Never start a new medication without proper medical advice.
Q. Is losartan a blood thinner?
No, losartan 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.
Q. Is losartan safe?
Losartan 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.
Q. Is losartan generic?
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.
Q. Is losartan gluten free?
Yes. losartan 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. Does losartan cause constipation/infrequent urination/ drowsiness/ headache/ itching/ cough/ lower heart rate?
Losartan 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.