LOSARTAN 50 MG + HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 12.5 MG: Uses, Dosage, Side effects, Composition & more - Zoylo
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LOSARTAN 50 MG + HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 12.5 MG: Uses, Dosage, Side effects, Composition & more - Zoylo

INFORMATION ABOUT LOSARTAN 50 MG + HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 12.5 MG

LOSARTAN 50 MG + HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 12.5 MG uses

LOSARTAN 50 MG + HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 12.5 MG is a combination of two drugs: hydrochlorothiazide (diuretic) and losartan (antihypertensive). LOSARTAN 50 MG + HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 12.5 MG is used to treat high blood pressure.

Common side-effects

• Headache
• Nausea
• Dizziness
• Blocked nose
• Muscle cramps
• Weakness
• Palpitations
• Insomnia

It is not necessary for all people to experience the above side-effects.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR LOSARTAN 50 MG + HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 12.5 MG

• Take LOSARTAN 50 MG + HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 12.5 MG irrespective of meals and at the same time daily for best results.
• Take LOSARTAN 50 MG + HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 12.5 MG with caution if you have kidney disease, heart problems, diabetes or had severe vomiting or diarrhoea in the past few days.
• Do not take LOSARTAN 50 MG + HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 12.5 MG if you have liver diseases, gout or have trouble passing urine.
• Avoid taking LOSARTAN 50 MG + HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 12.5 MG if you have intolerance to lactose or other sugars, as the medicine contains lactose. Please consult the doctor, if you do not know whether you have this condition.
• Continue the medication until your doctor tells you to stop. Take LOSARTAN 50 MG + HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 12.5 MG even if you feel better. This will help to keep your blood pressure in check.
• Inform the doctor about the LOSARTAN 50 MG + HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 12.5 MG intake, if you have an appointment for surgery.
• Also, keep your doctor informed about all the medicines you are taking currently and have taken in the past, especially, over-the-counter medicines and herbal products.
• Seek medical help immediately if you experience any allergic reactions such as swelling of lips, throat, tongue or itching and rashes etc.
• Drive only if you are mentally alert and physically stable after consuming LOSARTAN 50 MG + HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 12.5 MG. 
• You may find the need to urinate more frequently than before while on LOSARTAN 50 MG + HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 12.5 MG medication.
• Inform the doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding before starting LOSARTAN 50 MG + HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 12.5 MG.
• Avoid foods with high salt content. Drink plenty of water to keep yourself hydrated.
• If you are diagnosed with high blood pressure, do not skip regular check-ups. It is important to monitor for high blood pressure to ensure the medication works and the condition does not get worse.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q) What is LOSARTAN 50 MG + HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 12.5 MG used for? A) LOSARTAN 50 MG + HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 12.5 MG belongs to a group of medicines called antihypertensives. It is used to lower blood pressure in the individuals with high blood pressure. Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, is a condition in which the heart pumps blood with more force than usual and the pressure exerted by the blood on blood vessels increases. This results in more pressure on the heart. If hypertension is untreated, it can result in severe conditions including heart attack. It can be difficult to self-diagnose hypertension because in most cases, it doesn't show any symptoms, until the condition becomes severe. Ask your doctor to check your blood pressure whenever you visit a doctor.
Q) Can I take LOSARTAN 50 MG + HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 12.5 MG if I have low potassium levels? A) No, it is recommended not to take LOSARTAN 50 MG + HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 12.5 MG if you have low levels of potassium in your blood. When you take LOSARTAN 50 MG + HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 12.5 MG, you may experience frequent urge to urination. When water leaves our body in the form of urine, it takes sodium and potassium ions with it. As a result, the potassium levels in your body may decrease. If you already have low potassium levels, speak with your doctor as he may suggest alternative therapy.
Q) Can I take LOSARTAN 50 MG + HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 12.5 MG with paracetamol? A) Yes, you can take LOSARTAN 50 MG + HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 12.5 MG with paracetamol as there are no known interactions between these two medicines. However, inform your doctor before taking those two medicines at the same time.
Q) What if I take more than the prescribed dose? A) If you take more than the prescribed dose by accident, immediately inform your family members or friends and call your doctor or go to the nearest hospital. Do not panic if you experience slow heartbeat, low blood pressure, palpitations or dehydration. Inform your doctor if you experienced any additional symptoms.
Q) How do I store LOSARTAN 50 MG + HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 12.5 MG? A) Keep LOSARTAN 50 MG + HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 12.5 MG away from children. Store it at room temperature. Avoid keeping LOSARTAN 50 MG + HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 12.5 MG in freezing conditions or in direct sunlight.

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