Generic: Losartan potassium
Brand Name: Losar 50
Other Brands: Cozaar 50
What is Losar 50?
Losar is used to treat high blood pressure. It is effective when using alone or with other medications for hypertension, such as diuretics, which help the body get rid of water. It is used to protect kidneys in patients with high blood pressure and to treat patients with chronic heart insufficiency (failure in heart function).
Losar can be taken during or after meals. Take it at the same time each day. Losar can be taken with or without food. If you miss a dose, Take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. You should continue taking it even if you are feeling well. Losar does not cure high blood pressure, it just keeps it under control.
Store at room temperature. Keep in a tightly closed container, away from light.
Severe allergic reaction such as rash, itching, swelling of the face, lips, mouth or throat that may cause difficulty in breathing dizziness, low blood pressure, weakness, exhaustion, low blood sugar level, increased blood potassium level.
Don’t take Losar if you are allergic to this medicine or any of its ingredients, if your liver function is severely impaired, if you are pregnant or breast-feeding and don’t take this medicine during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, in case of intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor before taking this medicine as it contains lactose monohydrate. If you are taking any of anti-inflammatory drugs such as indometacin, including cox-2-inhibitor because they may reduce the blood lowering effect of Losar.