Losartan Over the Counter
Active ingredient: Losartan
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Generic Hyzaar contains the same active ingredients as a brand pill. Generic Hyzaar is manufactured by the certified producer.
What is Losartan?
Losartan is a drug, the antagonist belongs to the class of Angiotensin II Receptor. Angiotensin II is an endogenous hormone that constricts the blood vessels and the blood pressure to rise. Losartan prevents the binding of Angiotensin II to the receptors, which relaxes blood vessels and the blood pressure can decrease. Losartan ensures that the renal function decreases in patients with type 2 Diabetes and high blood pressure slower. Losartan is prescribed by a doctor for children 6 years and adults with high blood pressure (hypertension), if you have a thickening of the left ventricle, and heart failure when ACE inhibitors cannot be used.
How to use Losartan, and what dose?
The doctor will tell you how to use this medication at the best and in the right dose. Follow the instructions of the physician for the correct dosage and read the package insert. It is advisable to take Losartan a fixed time with at least half a glass of water. In this way, you prevent that you skip a dose. If you forget it, do not take the missed dose, but wait until it is time for the next dose. The dosage of Losartan usually starts low and gradually rises. The maximum effect occurs after 3 to 6 weeks. Do not stop taking it on their own Initiative. You are using the medicine until your doctor tells you that you no longer have to take it. There are no restrictions in terms of food and Drink, but watch the consumption of alcohol. This may increase the effect of Losartan.
Losartan Side Effects
Losartan can have like any other medication, side-effects, but that does not mean that you get this. The most important side effects at a glance:
- low blood pressure
- Vertigo (Rotational Dizziness)
Most side effects disappear after a few days. If you are unsure, ask a doctor.
When is it better to use Losartan (contraindications)
- Hypersensitivity to the active substance or to any of the other ingredients
- with severe liver function disorders
- with severe renal insufficiency
- when Breastfeeding
For more information about Losartan
Losartan is available in tablet form in the variants 12.5 mg, 25 mg, 50 mg and 100 mg. Store Losartan under 25 º C in the original packaging. Do not use the medicine after the expiration date.