Order Generic Cozaar (Buy Losartan Potassium)


Brand Name Cozaar
Generic Name Losartan Potassium
Category Blood Pressure
Medication 25 and 50 mg

Information to have about Losartan Potassium (Generic Equivalent to Cozaar) ..

What is Losartan Potassium (generic Cozaar) and what are its uses ?
How does Losartan Potassium (generic Cozaar) Works (Mechanism) ?
Dosage: How should you take Losartan Potassium (generic Cozaar) ?
Possible food and drug interactions when taking Losartan Potassium (generic Cozaar).
Losartan Potassium (generic Cozaar) Warnings and Precautions.
Losartan Potassium (generic Cozaar) Side effects.

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What is Losartan Potassium (generic Cozaar) and what are its uses ?

Cozaar (Losartan) helps lower blood pressure to normal levels.

Cozaar controls high blood pressure, but it is not a cure. High blood pressure can damage your kidneys, and may lead to a stroke or heart failure.

Cozaar helps prevent these things from happening. Cozaar is also used to improve symptoms in patients with heart failure.

How does Losartan Potassium (generic Cozaar) Works (Mechanism) ?

Cozaar contains the active ingredient losartan potassium, which is a type of medicine called an angiotensin II antagonist. 

Cozaar works by preventing the action of a hormone in the body called angiotensin II.

Cozaar blocks the receptors that angiotensin II acts on, and so prevents its actions. The main result of this is that the peripheral blood vessels are allowed to widen, which means that there is more space and less resistance in these blood vessels. This is the main mechanism by which the pressure in the blood vessels is lowered.

Blocking the actions of angiotensin II also reduces the action of aldosterone on the kidneys. The result of this is an increase in the amount of fluid removed from the blood by the kidneys. This decreases the amount of fluid in the blood vessels, which also lessens the resistance and pressure in the blood vessels. The combined overall effect of these changes is to lower the blood pressure, hence Cozaar is used to treat high blood pressure

Dosage: How should you take Losartan Potassium (generic Cozaar) ?

Take Cozaar tablets orally.

Swallow the tablets with a drink of water. Cozaar can be taken with or without food.

Adults
High blood pressure
The regular starting dose of Cozaar is 25 milligrams once daily.

If your blood pressure does not respond within 3 to 6 weeks, your doctor may increase your dose to 50 or 100 milligrams daily or add a low-dose diuretic to your regimen.

For people taking diuretics and people with liver problems, the usual starting dose of Cozaar is 25 milligrams daily. Your doctor may adjust your dosage according to your response.

Kidney disease caused by diabetes
The usual starting dose of Cozaar is 50 milligrams once daily. The doctor may increase the dose to 100 milligrams once a day if blood pressure remains too high.

Children
The safety and effectiveness of Cozaar in children have not been studied.

Have you skipped your Cozaar dose?
If you miss a dose of Cozaar, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose of Cozaar. Do not take double or extra doses of Cozaar.

If you take too much of Cozaar?
If overdose is suspected incase of treatment with Cozaar, seek medical emergency immediately.

Low blood pressure and abnormally rapid or slow heartbeat may be signs of Cozaar overdose.

Where should you store Cozaar?
Cozaar should be stored out of the reach of children in a container that small children cannot open.

Store Cozaar at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Protect from light. Keep Cozaar container tightly closed. Throw away any unused amount of Cozaar after the expiration date.

Available strengths of Cozaar
Cozaar tablets are available in the strengths of 25 and 50 mg. 

Possible food and drug interactions when taking Losartan Potassium (generic Cozaar)

The following drugs may interact with Cozaar. They may increase or decrease the activity of Cozaar.

  • antiinflammatory pain medicines such as ibuprofen
  • blood pressure medications
  • bosentan
  • cimetidine
  • delavirdine
  • fluconazole
  • hawthorn
  • lithium
  • phenobarbital
  • potassium salts or potassium supplements
  • rifampin
  • voriconazole
  • water pills (especially potassium-sparing diuretics such as triamterene or amiloride)

Tell your prescriber or health care professional about all other medicines you are taking, including nonprescription medicines, nutritional supplements, or herbal products.

Also tell your prescriber or health care professional if you are a frequent user of drinks with caffeine or alcohol, if you smoke, or if you use illegal drugs. These may affect the way Cozaar works.

Check with your health care professional before stopping or starting any of your medicines.

Who should not take Cozaar?

Cozaar should not be used by people who have had a kidney transplant, by people receiving kidney dialysis and by people who have had a severe heart failure.

Cozaar should be used with caution in elderly people over 75 years and by people who have a history of decreased liver or kidney function.

Do not use Cozaar if you have a history of swelling of the lips, face or tongue (angioedema) caused by an ACE inhibitor or other medicine.

Cozaar can cause injury or even death to the unborn child when used in the second or third trimester of pregnancy. Stop taking Cozaar as soon as you know you are pregnant. If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, tell your doctor before taking Cozaar. Cozaar may appear in breast milk and could affect the nursing infant. If this medication is essential to your health, your doctor may advise you to stop breastfeeding while you are taking Cozaar.

Cozaar should not be used if you are allergic to one or any of its ingredients. Please inform your doctor or pharmacist if you have previously experienced such an allergy.

If you feel you have experienced an allergic reaction, stop using Cozaar and inform your doctor or pharmacist immediately.

Losartan Potassium (generic Cozaar) Warnings and Precautions.

Check your blood pressure regularly while you are taking Cozaar. Ask your prescriber or health care professional what your blood pressure should be and when you should contact him or her. When you check your blood pressure, write down the measurements to show your prescriber or health care professional. If you are taking Cozaar for a long time you must visit your prescriber or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. Make sure you schedule appointments on a regular basis.

You may experience dizziness. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that requires mental alertness until you know how Cozaar affects you. To avoid dizziness, do not stand or sit up quickly.

Avoid salt substitutes while taking Cozaar unless your prescriber or health care professional tells you otherwise.

If you are going to have surgery tell your prescriber or health care professional that you are taking Cozaar.

Losartan Potassium (generic Cozaar) Side effects.

Side effects of Cozaar that should be reported to the healthcare professional as soon as possible: 

Rare or uncommon Side effects of Cozaar:

  • difficulty breathing or swallowing, hoarseness, or tightening of the throat
  • swelling of your face, lips, tongue, hands, or feet
  • unusual rash  

Other Side effects of Cozaar:

  • confusion, dizziness, lightheadedness or fainting spells
  • decreased amount of urine passed
  • decreased sexual function
  • fast or uneven heart beat, palpitations, or chest pain

Side effects of Cozaar that usually do not require medical attention:

  • cough
  • diarrhea
  • fatigue or tiredness
  • headache
  • inability to sleep
  • nausea or stomach pain
  • nasal congestion or stuffiness
  • sore or cramping muscles
  • upset stomach