Losartan Oral Route Description and Brand Names

Losartan can be used in adults and children 6 years and older. One exception is in the case of children 1 year and older who may be prescribed losartan for aortic dilation due to Marfan syndrome. The goal of therapy for patients 65 years of age and older and of very complex/poor health is SBP less than 150 mm Hg and DBP less than 90 mm Hg. For patients 65 years and older who are healthy or of complex/intermediate health), the goal of therapy is SBP less than 140 mm Hg and DBP greater than 90 mm Hg.

  1. Losartan is an oral medication that belongs to a class of drugs called angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs).
  2. If you have questions about the losartan recall, talk with your doctor or pharmacist.
  3. Side effects, drug interactions, warnings and precautions, and pregnancy and breastfeeding safety information should be reviewed prior to taking any medication.
  4. There are other drugs available to treat these health conditions.
  5. But alcohol causes some of the same side effects as losartan does.

If you drink alcohol, talk with your doctor about an amount that’s safe for you to drink while you’re taking losartan. But alcohol causes some of the same side effects as losartan does. So you may have a higher risk for these side effects if you drink alcohol while you’re taking this drug. There aren’t any known interactions between alcohol and losartan oral tablets. If you’re concerned about your risk for cough while you’re using losartan, talk with your doctor.

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Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor’s approval. Losartan is an oral medication that belongs to a class of drugs called angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs). Other ARBs include irbesartan (Avapro), valsartan (Diovan), and candesartan (Atacand). A class of drugs is a group of medications that work in a similar way.

Losartan is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure in adults and children at least 6 years old. Dizziness or lightheadedness may occur as your addiction relapse body adjusts to the medication. If any of these effects last or get worse, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly. Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it.

Generic Name(S): losartan

These effects may go away within a few days or a couple of weeks. If they are more severe or do not go away, talk with a doctor or pharmacist. This drug can cause serious (possibly fatal) harm to an unborn baby if used how hallucinogens affect the body during pregnancy. It is important to prevent pregnancy while taking this medication. Consult your doctor for more details and to discuss the use of reliable forms of birth control while taking this medication.

Special dosage considerations

Losartan can be used to treat hypertension in adults and children ages 6 years and older. By lowering blood pressure, the risk of heart attacks and strokes decreases. Your doctor will tell you which of these are most important for you. You should check with your doctor before changing your diet. Losartan is also sometimes used to treat heart failure (condition in which the heart is unable to pump enough blood to the rest of the body). Talk to your doctor about the possible risks of using this medication for your condition.

Your doctor will recommend the dosage of losartan that’s right for you. Learn more about some of the side effects losartan oral tablets may cause. A person should not need a new prescription for this medication to be refilled.