|Generic Name||Losartan potassium|
|Pack Size||Qty||Price Per Pill or Unit||Price||Cart|
|30 Tablet/s||US$ 0.38||US$ 11.50|
|60 Tablet/s||US$ 0.31||US$ 18.5020%US$ 23.00|
|90 Tablet/s||US$ 0.27||US$ 24.0030%US$ 34.50|
Cosart 50 is a medicine mainly used for the treatment of hypertension or high blood pressure. This medicine contains Losartan potassium, an 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.
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 outward signs. Always store this medicine in a cool and dry place.
Avoid or limit alcohol consumption while taking Losartan Potassium. This medicine can cause dizziness. To limit dizziness, do not get up from a lying or sitting position suddenly. Losartan Potassium may increase your potassium levels. Hence, avoid potassium supplements or salt substitutes that contain potassium while taking this medicine. While taking Losartan Potassium, 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 this medicine.
Many other drugs can interact with Losartan Potassium. Let your doctor know in advance if you use any other drugs or related products (OTC vitamin pills or other medicines, or herbal products), especially the following ones: other medicines that lower blood pressure, lithium, celecoxib, aspirin or NSAIDs (ibuprofen, naproxen, or others), heart disease medication, a potassium supplement such as K-Dur, Klor-Con, salt substitutes that contain potassium, or a diuretic. These are not the only drugs that can interact with Losartan Potassium. There may be others. Never start a new medication without proper medical advice.
Some common side effects of Losartan Potassium are dizziness, lightheadedness, 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 Potassium. If you get any serious side effects due to this medication, contact your doctor right away.
Take Cosart 50 mg according to the instructions given on your prescription. Do not alter the dosage unless your doctor advises you to do so. Also, do not take this medication after the prescribed period is over. If you have any doubt, refer the instructions give on prescription or call your doctor. Losartan Potassium can be taken with or without food. Always store this medicine in a cool and dry place.