Generic Name - Losartan
Category - Hypertension
High blood pressure
Generic for Cozaar* is indicated to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) and to reduce the risk of stroke. Losartan (Generic for Cozaar*) is in a class of drugs called angiotensin II receptor antagonists. Generic for Cozaar* works by constricting (narrowing) the blood vessels (veins and arteries) blocking the action of a substance in the body that causes blood vessels to tighten. As a result, losartan relaxes blood vessels. This lowers blood pressure.
Generic for Cozaar* Contraindications and Drug Interactions
Generic for Cozaar* is contraindicated in patients, who are hypersensitive to this drug, medications that belong to this class of drugs or had an allergic reaction to it in the past.
Generic for Cozaar* should not be taken by patients who have a history of the following ailment conditions.
Having a salt restricted diet
Taking a potassium supplement.
There are a number of medications that interact with Generic for Cozaar*.It is important to take the doctor's counsel if you are taking any of the following.
Generic for Cozaar* Dosage
The following information just highlights the general average dosage of Generic for Cozaar*,
Usual recommended dosage of Generic for Cozaar* for hypertension is 50 milligrams once daily. However, Cozaar* can also be taken twice daily, with total daily doses ranging from 25 milligrams to 100 milligrams.
Generic for Cozaar* Adverse Effects
Some of the most serious Generic for Cozaar* side Effects include confusion, dizziness, lightheadedness or fainting spells, decreased amount of urine passed, decreased sexual function, fast or uneven heart beat, palpitations, or chest pain, difficulty breathing or swallowing, hoarseness, or tightening of the throat and swelling of face, lips, tongue.
This is not a complete list of all Side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Cozaar*.
Generic for Cozaar* and Pregnancy
Use of Generic for Cozaar* during pregnancy can cause injury or even death to the unborn child when used in the second or third trimester of pregnancy. Hence, do not take Generic for Cozaar* if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.
Generic for Cozaar* and Breastfeeding
Generic for Cozaar* may appear in breast milk and could affect the nursing infant. Therefore, consult your doctor and if required, stop breast feeding while you are taking Cozaar*.
Generic for Cozaar* and Pediatric
The safety and effectiveness of Generic for Cozaar* in pediatric patients have not been established.
Generic for Cozaar* and Geriatric
The safety and effectiveness of Generic for Cozaar* in geriatric patients have not been established.
The above information about Generic for Cozaar* serves as an information resource only and is not intended to substitute professional medical advice, examination, diagnosis and treatment.Always seek the counsel of your doctor, physician or pharmacist before starting any new treatment or making changes to existing therapy.