January 27, 2023

Losartan is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) and to help protect the kidneys from damage due to diabetes. It is also used to lower the risk of strokes in patients with high blood pressure and an enlarged heart. Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. Losartan belongs to a class of drugs called angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs). It works by relaxing blood vessels so that blood can flow more easily.

Warnings this drug can cause serious possibly fatal harm to an unborn baby if used during pregnancy it is important to prevent pregnancy while taking this medication consult your doctor for more details and to discuss the use of reliable forms of birth control while taking this medication if you are planning pregnancy become pregnant or think you may be pregnant

Contact your doctor right away uses lozar lozar10 is used to treat high blood pressure hypertension and to help protect the kidneys from damage due to diabetes it is also used to lower the risk of strokes in patients with high blood pressure and an enlarged heart lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes heart attacks and kidney problems lozartin belongs

To a class of drugs called angiotensin receptor blockers arbs it works by relaxing blood vessels so that blood can flow more easily how to use lozart and potassium read the patient information leaflet if available from your pharmacist before you start taking lozartin and each time you get a refill if you have any questions ask your doctor or pharmacist take this

Medication by mouth as directed by your doctor usually once daily with or without food the dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment if you are using the liquid form of this medication shake the bottle well before each dose carefully measure the dose using a special measuring device spoon do not use a household spoon because you may

Not get the correct dose use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it to help you remember take it at the same time each day keep taking this medication even if you feel well most people with high blood pressure do not feel sick tell your doctor if your condition does not improve or if it worsens for example your blood pressure readings increase

Side effects dizziness or lightheadedness may occur as your body adjusts to the medication if any of these effects persist or worsen tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly to reduce the risk of dizziness and lightheadedness get up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position remember that this medication has been prescribed because your doctor has judged

That the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects many people using this medication do not have serious side effects tell your doctor right away if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur fainting symptoms of a high potassium blood level such as muscle weakness slow irregular heartbeat although lows are can may be used to prevent kidney

Problems or treat people who have kidney problems it may also rarely cause serious kidney problems or make them worse your doctor will check your kidney function while you are taking losartan tell your doctor right away if you have any signs of kidney problems such as a change in the amount of urine a very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare however get

Medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction including rash itching swelling especially of the face slash tongue slash throat severe dizziness trouble breathing this is not a complete list of possible side effects if you notice other effects not listed above contact your doctor or pharmacist precautions before taking lozartin

Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it or if you have any other allergies this product may contain inactive ingredients which can cause allergic reactions or other problems talk to your pharmacist for more details before using this medication tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history especially of liver disease dehydration high level of

Potassium in the blood this drug may make you dizzy alcohol or marijuana cannabis can make you more dizzy do not drive use machinery or do anything that needs alertness until you can do it safely limit alcoholic beverages talk to your doctor if you are using marijuana cannabis this medication may increase your potassium levels before using potassium supplements or

Salt substitutes that contain potassium consult your doctor or pharmacist before having surgery tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use including prescription drugs non-prescription drugs and herbal products this medication is not recommended for use during pregnancy due to the risk for harm to an unborn baby consult your doctor for more details

See also warning section it is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk consult your doctor before breastfeeding interactions see also precautions section drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects this document does not contain all possible drug interactions keep a list of all the products you use

Including prescription non-prescription drugs and herbal products and share it with your doctor and pharmacist do not start stop or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor’s approval some products that may interact with this drug include alaskan lithium drugs that may increase the level of potassium in the blood such as ace inhibitors including

Benesprole lyson opral birth control pills containing drospirenone some products have ingredients that could raise your blood pressure or worsen your heart failure tell your pharmacist what products you are using and ask how to use them safely especially cough and cold products diet aids or nsaids such as ibuprofen slash naproxen overdose if someone has overdosed

And has serious symptoms such as passing out or trouble breathing call 9-1-1 otherwise call a poison control center right away u.s residents can call their local poison control center at 2 1-800-222-1222 residents can call a provincial poison control center symptoms of overdose may include severe dizziness fainting notes do not share this medication with others

Lifestyle changes such as stress reduction programs exercise and dietary changes may increase the effectiveness of this medicine talk to your doctor or pharmacist about lifestyle changes that might benefit you laboratorian or medical tests such as kidney function potassium levels should be performed periodically to monitor your progress or check for side effects

Consult your doctor for more details check your blood pressure regularly while taking this medication learn how to monitor your own blood pressure and share the results with your doctor miss dose if you miss a dose take it as soon as you remember if it is near the time of the next dose skip the mist dose take your next dose at the regular time do not double the

Dose to catch up storage store tablets at room temperature away from light and moisture do not store in the bathroom keep all medications away from children and pets store the suspension in the refrigerator between 36 to 46 degrees fahrenheit two to eight degrees celsius do not freeze discard any unused suspension after four weeks do not flush medications down

The toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company

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