Losartan Potassium Tablets
Losartan Tablets (Cosart 50 Tablets)– Product Information
Losartan Tablets (Losartan Potassium Tablets or Cosart ) are used for the treatment of hypertension.
Name of Drug
Losartan Tablets: We supply one of the following products:
- Losacar manufactured by Zydus Cadila (website: zyduscadila.com)
- Cosart 50 mg tablets manufactured by Cipla Ltd. (website: www.cipla.com)
Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient Present In Losartan Tablets
The active pharmaceutical ingredient contained in Losartan Tablets (Cosart 50) is Losartan Potassium.
Losartan is indicated for the treatment of hypertension. It may be used alone or in combination with other agents. Losartan Potassium has less of an effect in black patients, similar to ACE inhibitors, such as captopril (Capoten), enalapril (Vasotec), and lisinopril (Zestril).
Losartan Tablets – Dosage
Losartan Tablets may be given with or without food. Losartan is metabolized in the liver by cytochrome P450 enzymes to an active metabolite that is responsible for most of the drug activity. Reduction in dose by 50% is suggested in patients with impaired liver function.
Drug Class and Mechanism
Losartan Potassium and its primary metabolite block the angiotensin receptor found in many tissues, primarily in vascular smooth muscle. Angiotensin, formed by the action of angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE), is a powerful chemical that causes blood vessel narrowing (vasoconstriction) which can lead to elevated blood pressure (hypertension).
Losartan Tablets (Cosart 50) - Missed Dose Instruction
Take the missed dose of Cosart tablets as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and take only the next regularly scheduled dose. Do not take a double dose of this medication.
Storage Instructions for Losartan Tablets (Cosart Tablets)
Cosart Tablets should be stored at room temperature in a tightly closed, light resistant container.
Warnings and Precautions to be taken when using Losartan Tablets
Before using Losartan Tablets please inform your doctor all the medicines that you take including no prescription medications, over the counter medicines and herbal remedies. Use caution when driving, operating machinery, or performing other hazardous activities. Losartan may cause dizziness or drowsiness. If you experience dizziness or drowsiness, avoid these activities. Also use caution when rising from a sitting or lying position. Use alcohol cautiously. Alcohol may further lower blood pressure and increase drowsiness and dizziness while taking Losartan (Cosart 50 Tablets). Do not use salt substitutes or take potassium supplements without first talking to your doctor. Losartan can affect potassium levels in the body.
Losartan And Pregnancy
When Losartan Tablets are used in the second or third trimester of pregnancy, it can cause injury and even death to the fetus. Hence Cosart Tablets (Losartan Potassium) should not be used during pregnancy. When pregnancy is detected, losartan should be stopped as soon as possible. Losartan Potassium is present in rat milk, and is toxic to rat neonates. Therefore, Losartan Tablets should be avoided in nursing mothers also.
Side Effects of Losartan Tablets
In studies of over 4000 patients, including 1200 treated for over 6 months and 800 for over 1 year, the overall incidence of side effects was similar to placebo. Losartan Tablets (Losartan Potassium) is generally well tolerated. Side effects reported included diarrhea, muscle cramps, dizziness, insomnia, and nasal congestion.
More Information on Losartan Side Effects
Stop taking Losartan Tablets (Cosart Tablets) and contact your doctor immediately or seek emergency medical treatment If you experience any of the following serious side effects: an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of the throat; swelling of the lips, tongue, or face; or hives); or little or no urine. Other side effects are less serious. Continue to take Cosart Tablets (Losartan Tablets) and talk to your doctor if you experience diarrhea or upset stomach, muscle pain or cramps, dizziness, or insomnia. Side effects, other than those listed here, may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome.
Buy Losartan 50 mg Tablets Online
You can buy Losartan Tablets (Cosart Tablets) online from the Swiss Pharmacy. Cosart Tablets are available in pills of 50 mg which are priced at only $0.84 per unit if you place an order for 180 tablets.
This Product was added to our catalogue on Monday, 17. August 2009.
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