Cozaar (Losartan Potassium)
What is Cozaar (Losartan Potassium) used for?
Cozaar (Losartan Potassium) may be given to patients suffering from left ventricular hypertrophy or high blood pressure. It can help to lower the risk of a stroke in patients with these conditions. This drug may sometimes be prescribed with other drugs to treat high blood pressure, or given to certain diabetic patients to treat kidney disease.
How should I use Cozaar (Losartan Potassium)?
Cozaar (Losartan Potassium) comes in the form of tablets. You may take these tablets with food or on an empty stomach. Listen carefully to the instructions provided to you by the prescribing physician, and take this medication exactly as directed. Patients are normally directed to take 1 tablet per day. Your physician may increase your dosage from time to time, however patients are generally not prescribed more than 16mg per day. It may take from 3 to 6 weeks in order for the positive effects to be noticed.
What are the side effects of Cozaar (Losartan Potassium)?
Patients who take Cozaar (Losartan Potassium) may notice side effects, such as:
Serious side effects require the immediate attention of a physician.
This drug may seriously harm an unborn baby. Do not take this drug if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, and use reliable contraception to ensure that a pregnancy does not occur while you are taking this drug.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Cozaar (Losartan Potassium). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.