: Losartan Potassium, Losartan, Zaart
: lower mild to moderate hypertension (high blood pressure).
: Brand Merck Cozaar, generic Cozaar(primarily Cipla) in 25mg, 50mg and 100mg dosages
How Losartan Works
Losartan belongs to a family of medications known as angiotensin 11 receptor blockers. They are used to lower mild to moderate hypertension (high blood pressure). Angiotensin 11 is a chemical that releases to cause the constriction of blood vessels. Losartan stops this action causing the blood pressure to drop. It can sometimes take three to six weeks after treatment has begun for the full results to be seen. Losartan can be used alone or in combination with a diuretic.
Generic Cozaar vs Brand Cozaar
Generic medications are chemically and therapeutically identical to the branded equivalent. This means that the active ingredients and the way the medication works inside of the body are the same. The potency and effectiveness of the medicine does not change in a generic form. The generic Losartan may not look exactly the same as the brand medication; the generic may be a different colour, shape or size. Another difference is the manufacturer of the medication. The brand is manufactured by Merck and the generic will be manufactured by an outside company, (we dispense primarily Cipla generic Cozaar). If you need further information on the generic Cozaar or on how to place your order please contact our helpful staff.
Losartan Possible side effects
The following side effects have been experienced in some (at least 1%) of people who take Losartan:
• abdominal pain
• back ache
• stuffy nose
• trouble sleeping
Consult with your doctor as soon as possible if you experience any of the following:
• heart palpitations
• signs of liver damage
• skin rash
• signs of a severe allergic reaction.
Do not take Cozaar if you are allergic to Losartan or any of the ingredients in Cozaar. You and your primary caregiver are the only ones who can determine if Losartan is the right medication for you, so be sure to discuss with your doctor all of your current and previous health conditions, as well as any other medications you may be taking.
The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.
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