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LOSACAR H TABLET

Manufacturer

ZYDUS HEALTHCARE LTD

Composition

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE-12.5MG + LOSARTAN-50MG

Pack Of

10 TABLETS

In Stock

Prescription Required

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Product Details

About LOSACAR H TABLET

LOSACAR H TABLET belongs to the class of anti-hypertensives primarily taken to treat hypertension (high blood pressure) and reduce the risk of stroke in patients with high blood pressure. LOSACAR H TABLET is a combination medication generally used when a single medicine is unable to control high blood pressure. Hypertension or high blood pressure is a life-long or chronic condition in which the force exerted against the artery wall becomes too high. It can lead to the risk of heart diseases, like heart attack and stroke.

LOSACAR H TABLET is a combination of Losartan (angiotensin II receptor antagonist) and Hydrochlorothiazide (thiazide diuretic or water pill). Losartan is an angiotensin receptor blocker that helps to relax and widen the blood vessels (arteries) for easy blood flow to the whole body. Hydrochlorothiazide is a diuretic that prevents absorption of excess salt in the body, preventing fluid retention. Together it lowers blood pressure and prevents the risk of stroke, heart attack, and edema (fluid overload).

You can take LOSACAR H TABLET with food or empty stomach. It should be swallowed whole with a glass of water. Your doctor will advise you how often you take your tablets based on your medical condition. You may experience upper respiratory infections, dizziness, feeling tired, nausea, diarrhea, back pain, and cold/flu symptoms like a cough in some cases. Most of these side effects of LOSACAR H TABLET do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects are persistent, reach out to your doctor.

Do not use potassium supplements or salt substitutes unless the doctor has told you. In rare cases, LOSACAR H TABLET can cause a condition that results in the skeletal muscle problem, leading to further kidney failure. If you notice unexplained muscle pain, dark color urine, tenderness, or weakness, especially if you also have a fever or unexplained tiredness, immediately contact the doctor.

Do not use if you are pregnant, planning to get pregnant, stop taking LOSACAR H TABLET, and tell your doctor right away. Besides this, you should not use the LOSACAR H TABLET if you are unable to urinate. If you have diabetes, do not use LOSACAR H TABLET with any medication that contains aliskiren (a blood pressure medicine). Before taking LOSACAR H TABLET, tell your doctor if you have ever had liver disease, kidney failure, glaucoma (increased eye pressure), high or low magnesium or potassium levels in your blood, and allergies or asthma, lupus (an autoimmune disease), diabetes. 

Uses of LOSACAR H TABLET

Hypertension (high blood pressure), Prevention of stroke

Directions for Use

LOSACAR H TABLET should not be used unless prescribed by a doctor. Always take LOSACAR H TABLET exactly as your doctor told you. Your doctor will advise you how often you take your tablets based on your medical condition. Swallow LOSACAR H TABLET with a full glass of water; if required, tablets can be broken in half to give a smaller dose.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of LOSACAR H TABLET

Like all medicines, LOSACAR H TABLET also has some side effects, though it is not mandatory for everyone to experience them. Common side effects of LOSACAR H TABLET include dizziness, feeling tired, nausea, diarrhea, dehydration, back pain, and cold/flu symptoms. Most of these side effects of LOSACAR H TABLET do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects are persistent, reach out to your doctor.

In-Depth Precautions and Warning

Drug Warning

LOSACAR H TABLET should not be given to the people allergic to LOSACAR H TABLET, have low blood pressure (less than 90 mm of Hg), have had a heart attack, kidney disease, liver disease, pregnant women, or planning to get pregnant and breastfeeding women. It should be used with caution in patients who have diabetes. Besides this, it is contraindicated in low blood pressure (hypotension), cardiogenic shock (sudden stopping of blood flow to the heart), and aortic stenosis (heart valve problem). LOSACAR H TABLET can pass into breast milk, but its effect on the baby is not known. So, it is better to tell your doctor if you are taking LOSACAR H TABLET and breastfeeding. Do not consume alcohol with LOSACAR H TABLET as it may increase the risk of low blood pressure. Avoid potassium supplements with LOSACAR H TABLET as it may lead to high potassium levels in the blood. Regular blood tests and blood pressure monitoring are recommended while taking LOSACAR H TABLET. Drink a lot of fluids as LOSACAR H TABLET can cause dehydration, so to avoid unpleasant side-effects, increase the intake of fluids.

Safety Advice

  • Alcohol

    Consult Your Doctor

    You are recommended not to consume alcohol and LOSACAR H TABLET to avoid unpleasant side effects like drowsiness, dizziness, and liver damage.

  • Pregnancy

    Consult Your Doctor

    LOSACAR H TABLET is not recommended during pregnancy. This medicine may cause fetal damage and can affect the unborn baby (fetus).

  • Breast Feeding

    LOSACAR H TABLET is known to pass breast milk, but, its effect on the baby is not known. So, before breastfeeding, let your doctor know about this.

  • Driving

    Consult Your Doctor

    Drive with caution, LOSACAR H TABLET usually causes drowsiness and affects driving ability.

  • Liver

    LOSACAR H TABLET to be taken with caution, especially if you have or have had a history of liver disease. Your doctor will have to change the dosage depending on your medical condition and your reaction to treatment.

  • Kidney

    Consult Your Doctor

    Not recommended in patients with chronic kidney disease (severe renal impairment). Safety and effectiveness in patients with severe renal impairment have not been established.

Other Information (LOS0009)

This item is Not Returnable.

Expires on or after - September 2021

Patients Concern

FAQs

Yes, LOSACAR H TABLET can cause ankle swelling in some cases, which can be due to edema (fluid retention). If you feel the swelling is persistent, please inform your doctor.

No, you are advised to inform your doctor and monitor your blood pressure for at least two weeks before stopping the medicine. Depending upon your current blood pressure readings, there is a possibility your doctor may lower your medicine dosage and not recommend to discontinue it.

LOSACAR H TABLET can be safely taken as long as your doctor has prescribed it to you. Conditions such as high blood pressure are life-long conditions, and one should not abruptly discontinue it without discussing it with a doctor.

In case you have missed a dose of LOSACAR H TABLET, you are advised to take it as soon as you remember. However, try not to miss a dose in the first place; if it's time for you to take your next dose, then do not take both the doses together. Take only one dose; taking a double dose of LOSACAR H TABLET will lead to low blood pressure.

It is not recommended to take LOSACAR H TABLET if you are pregnant as it can damage the unborn baby (may lead to fetal toxicity).

Yes, prolonged intake of LOSACAR H TABLET can cause an increase in blood potassium level. So, patients taking LOSACAR H TABLET should avoid taking supplements and food rich in potassium to avoid any unpleasant side-effect.

Yes, LOSACAR H TABLET can cause dizziness. It is advised to avoid driving or operate any heavy machinery while taking LOSACAR H TABLET. In case you feel dizzy or lightheaded, it is advised to rest for some time until you feel better.

You should not take LOSACAR H TABLET if you have ever had liver disease, kidney failure, glaucoma, high or low levels of magnesium or potassium in your blood, have allergies or asthma, lupus (an autoimmune disease), diabetes, anuria (reduction or absence of urine) and pregnant women in their second or third trimesters. Besides this, avoid using LOSACAR H TABLET (in case of diabetes) with aliskiren (a blood pressure medicine) as it can lead to a life-threatening condition.

Manufacturer/Marketer address

Zydus Tower, Satellite Cross Roads,Ahmedabad – 380015 Gujarat, India.

LOSACAR H TABLET

LOSACAR H TABLET

MRP: 156.20

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