Cosart 25 mg
Cosart 50 mg
Cosart is a medicine mainly used for the treatment of hypertension or high blood pressure. Cosart contain Losartan potassium, which belongs to a group of drugs called angiotensin-II receptor antagonist that prevents the blood vessels from narrowing which improves blood flow and lowers blood pressure. It is also used to reduce the risk of stroke in certain people with heart disease. Another use of Losartan Potassium is to protect the kidneys from damage due to diabetes.
Take Cosart strictly according to your doctor’s direction or according to the instructions on the medication label. Do not alter the dosage unless your doctor advises you to do so. Also, do not take Cosart after the prescribed period is over.
All medications come with a patient leaflet. Cosart can be taken with or without food. Always store Cosart in a cool and dry place. It may take up to 4 weeks of regular intake (as directed) for Losartan Potassium to reign in your blood pressure. You may have to take this medicine for many years, even if you look fine. High blood pressure doesn’t have any outwardly signs.
While taking Losartan, watch out for vomiting, diarrhea, or excessive sweating. These can lead to severe dehydration which can further lower your blood pressure. Low blood pressure can be a dangerous and fatal condition. Contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of these conditions while taking Cosart.
Some common side effects of Cosart are dizziness, light headedness, swelling in ankles or feet, or flushing. If any of these effects persist or deteriorate, get medical attention right away. A serious side effect is unlikely. However, if you get any serious side effect like fast, irregular or rapid heartbeat, or fainting, or any other serious side effect, seek medical attention immediately.
The side effects mentioned above are not the only ones that you may experience or witness due to Losartan. If you get any serious side effects due to this medication, contact your doctor right away.
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