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Cozaar (Losartan) is a drug which active substance is losartan, a representative of a class of medicines called angiotensin II receptor blocker. It is used for treating high blood pressure alone or with other medicines. Cozaar (Losartan) positively influences on the work of heart muscle, reduces the number of fatal cases due to cardiovascular diseases. By supporting the work of the heart, the drug possibility of developing conditions for myocardial infarction, stroke. It activates the protective functions of the kidneys in patients with type 2 diabetes.
Indication for use
Cozaar (Losartan) can be taken by almost all adults and teenagers over 18 who have:
· Type II diabetes with proteinuria, to slow the progression of kidney disease, and to reduce proteinuria.
Cozaar (Losartan) is not recommended to use if you have: hypersensitivity to any of the components of this drug; simultaneous use with aliskiren in patients with diabetes mellitus; severe liver dysfunction; hereditary lactose intolerance, lactase deficiency, glucose-galactose malabsorption syndrome; pregnancy and the period of breastfeeding;
Dose and usage
Dose of Cozaar (Losartan): 50 mg, 100mg – white oval-shaped drug; on one side - embossed 952, on the other side –notch.
Cozaar is taken orally, independently on mealtime , 1 time per day. The recommended average daily dose is 50 mg. The maximum hypotensive effect develops no earlier than 3-6 weeks after the start of treatment.100 mg is the maximum allowable daily dose.
In the course of treatment next side effects can be observed: dizziness, vertigo, drowsiness, headache, insomnia; angina pectoris, tachycardia; symptomatic hypotension; abdominal pain, persistent constipation; asthenia, fatigue, swelling, pain in the chest; anemia, thrombocytopenia; loss of consciousness; diarrhea, pancreatitis, hepatitis, impaired liver function; back pain, muscle cramps; urinary tract infections; flu-like symptoms; erectile dysfunction, impotence; changes in the functioning of the kidneys, including renal failure (reversible phenomena).
Feeling unwell is a serious reason to contact with your doctor.
Medically reviewed by Dr. Josette Davignon
Last updated: 28.09.2022