Cozaar (Losartan) is used to lower mild to moderate hypertension (high blood pressure) and used to lower the risk of stroke in certain people with heart disease. It is also used to slow long-term kidney damage in people with type 2 diabetes who also have high blood pressure. Losartan belongs to a group of medications known as angiotensin II receptor blockers. This medication keeps blood vessels from narrowing, which lowers blood pressure and improves blood flow. The usual recommended dose of losartan is 50mg or 100mg once daily.
We currently have the brand from Turkey and UK manufactured by Merck, the generic from UK and Canada by Aurobingdo, Jamp Pharma, Sanis, Sandoz. This medication is available in the strengths of 12.5mg, 25mg, 50mg, and 100mg.
Common side effects include:
• Abdominal pain;
• Back pain;
• Stuffy nose;
• Trouble sleeping
You should not use Cozaar if you are allergic to losartan. Do not use cozaar together with any medication that contains aliskiren such as Amturnide, Tekturna, Tekamlo, Valturna. Do not use Cozaar if you are pregnant. Stop using this medication and tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant. It is unknown whether losartan passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. You should not breast-feed while using this medicine. There may be an interaction between losartan and other medications such as blood pressure medications know as ACE inhibitors, diuretics, lithium, potassium supplements, rifampin and salt substitutes that contain potassium.