What is Losartan (Losartan) used for?
Losartan (Losartan) is an angiotensin II receptor prescribed to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). The medication operates by dilating blood vessels to allow easier circulation and reduce the amount of work required by the heart. This action also makes it useful for preventing long-term kidney damage in patients with type 2 diabetes. Your physician may prescribe it to treat other conditions that are not listed here.
How should I use Losartan (Losartan)?
Follow your physician's instructions for using Losartan (Losartan) to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. Although it is normally administered once each day, your individual regimen will be based on the severity of your symptoms and health condition. Always swallow the tablets whole and unaltered as any changes may destroy their contents. If you have any questions about using the medication, ask your pharmacist or physician to ensure the correct application.
What are the side effects of Losartan (Losartan)?
Some patients have reported side effects while using Losartan (Losartan) such as:
Tell your physician immediately if you experience any intense symptoms or more serious side effects such as faintness, painful urination, unusual weight gain, chest pain, or drowsiness as these may cause complications during treatment. Your physician may need to make changes to your dosage or application frequency to prevent these problems from appearing.
Losartan (Losartan) should not be used to treat patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, under the age of six, lactose intolerant, or fructose intolerant. Also inform your physician if you have severe heart failure, mitral valve stenosis, aortic stenosis, angioedema, renal artery stenosis, a history of reduced liver function, reduced kidney function, reduced fluid volume, or if you have had an allergic reaction to similar conditions. These conditions may cause unexpected health problems requiring alterations to your regimen.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Losartan (Losartan). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.