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Losartan

Antihypertensive

Uses of Losartan

  • Losartan is mainly used for the management of HYPERTENSION. 
  • It is used to reduce the risk of stroke and other cardiovascular events like myocardial infarction in patients with Hypertension.
  • It also helps in management of Diabetic Nephropathy (kidney disease in diabetes) in type 2 diabetic patients. 

Side effects of Losartan

The most common side effects of losartan in hypertension patients are 

  • Dizziness
  • Stuffy nose 
  • Back pain
  • Upper respiratory tract infections
  • Hypotension
  • Diarrhoea
  • Anaemia
  • Fatigue
  • Hyperkalemia (increased blood potassium levels)

How Losartan works

  • Losartan is an anti-hypertensive.
  • It is an Angiotensin II Receptor blocker which acts by preventing the binding of angiotensin II to angiotensin receptors thereby blocking the effect of Angiotensin II (vasoconstriction) This leads to vascular smooth muscle relaxation and lowering of blood pressure. There is an increased blood flow to kidneys which helps in management of Diabetic Nephropathy.

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Expert Advice

  • Losartan is available for use via oral (tablet) route.
  • It can be used in adults and children above 6 years of age with appropriate dose calculation.
  • If a dose is missed, it should be taken if there is a time gap from the subsequent dose. If not, then a routine dosing regimen should be followed
  • Overdose symptoms of losartan will include hypotension, tachycardia or bradycardia. Inform your doctor about these effects and follow the instructions accordingly.
  • Caution is advised for use of Losartan in patients with liver disease and those with reduced kidney function.
  • Losartan is NOT RECOMMENDED for use in Pregnant and Lactating females.
  • Alcohol consumption should be avoided when using losartan.
  • Losartan use is CONTRAINDICATED in patients with hypersensitivity to it and in diabetic patients taking Aliskiren. 
  • Monitor the renal function and potassium levels periodically as per doctor's instructions while using Losartan.
  • Individuals with hypertension and coronary artery disease should consider lifestyle modifications, including dietary changes such as a low-sodium, low-carbohydrate, and low-fat diet. Regular exercise, like brisk walking for at least 30 minutes daily, five days a week, is also recommended to control blood pressure.
  • Patients with hypertension are at a continuous risk of heart attacks and strokes. Hence, it is crucial to establish a routine for monitoring blood pressure through a digital blood pressure monitoring device at home or regular visits to the doctor.
  • Proper education on recognising the signs and symptoms of heart attacks and strokes is essential. This knowledge can lead to quicker interventions, minimising complications and ultimately promoting a faster and more complete recovery. 

Frequently asked questions

No. Losartan is not safe for use in pregnancy.

The average time taken to show the action by losartan is 60 minutes. But it may vary, from individual to individual.

No. Losartan is not recommended for use in breastfeeding females. 

Yes. Losartan can cause dizziness as a side effect in some patients.

No, Losartan does not affect fertility but can potentially cause fetal malformations and therefore is not recommended for use in pregnancy.

Yes. Losartan can cause Hyperkalemia (increased potassium levels in the blood.

Yes. Losartan use can cause weight gain in some patients.. 

It is recommended to stop taking alcohol while taking losartan tablets. 

Yes. Losartan can cause Bradycardia (reduced heart rate) in some patients.

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