Losartan is an oral antihypertensive agent. It is intended for extended use. To get the maximum efficiency of the drug action, it should be used for 1-1.5 months.
Losartan is produced in pill form. Dosage strengths available for sale are 25 mg, 50 mg and 100 mg. Patients are usually prescribed Losartan 50mg tablets, especially at the beginning of the treatment course.
Losartan dilates blood vessels, keeps them from narrowing and improves blood flow. Due to these properties, the drug is highly effective in treating:
- Primary hypertension in children (6 years and older) and adults.
- Kidney diseases in adult patients with type 2 diabetes and hypertension.
This pill is used for preventive purposes. The list of therapeutic indications includes lowering the risk of a cerebrovascular accident in adult patients with enlarged heart and hypertension.
Recommended dosing schedule
Losartan needs to be taken regularly on a daily basis in order to be effective (even if you feel well). Pills should be taken at the same time(s) each day, usually in the first part of the day.
The initial oral dose of Losartan is:
- 50 mg for adults.
- 0.7 mg/kg for children.
If you don’t achieve satisfactory antihypertensive response within 4 weeks, the dosage may be increased. Children and adults should use no more than 100mg Losartan per day.
General precautions for use and adverse reactions
The list of adverse events that have been identified during clinical trials and after the initiation of Losartan 50mg sales includes:
- Abdominal pain
- Weakness in arms or legs.
Side effects of Losartan occur predominantly at the start of the therapy and usually disappear with repeated administration.
Using more than 2 Losartan 50mg tabs per day may cause an overdose. Tell your doctor right away if you have taken a very high dose and/or serious side effects manifested.
Do not use Losartan with Amlodipine, or any other antihypertensive drug, unless recommended by your medic.
Losartan in the market
Losartan is a relatively inexpensive antihypertensive drug. You can find it in most American pharmacies. If you want to save money, print a free Losartan coupon and show it to the pharmacist.
Just like any other antihypertensive drug, Losartan is available for sake in online pharmacies. If you are not satisfied price for Losartan 50mg tablets in local pharmacies, look for this drug in online pharmacies.
You can buy Losartan 50mg tablets online, which are as safe and effective as the tablets sold in local pharmacies. Only the price is different. Compare prices and make your choice.
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