Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Losacar Tablets | Generic Losartan | Dosage | Uses | Side effects

Losacar Tablets (Generic Losartan) - Active Ingredient And Chemical structure

Losacar (Losartan Potassium) is an angiotensin II receptor (type AT1) antagonist. Losartan Potassium is a white to off-white free-flowing crystalline powder which is freely soluble in water, soluble in alcohols, and slightly soluble in common organic solvents. The structure is shown below
Structure Of Losartan

Generic Losartan (Losartan Potassium)- Uses

Generic Losartan in the form of Losacar Tablets is used for the treatment of hypertension. It is also used for the treatment of diabetic nephropathy with an elevated serum creatinine and proteinuria (urinary albumin to creatinine ratio =300 mg/g) in patients with type 2 diabetes and a history of hypertension.

Generic Forms and Brand names of Losartan (Losartan Potassium)

Losacar manufactured by Zydus Cadila, India is an effective treatment for hypertension. Losartan which has the active ingredient Losartan Potassium is also sold as Losacar-A, Hyzaar, Cozaar, Cosart and under various other brand names.

Losacar Tablets (Generic Losartan) - Preparations

The active ingredient contained in Losacar Tablets is losartan potassium. Losacar is available as tablets for oral administration containing either 25 mg, 50 mg or 100 mg of Losartan Potassium

Losacar Tablets (Generic Losartan) - Storage Requirements

Losacar Tablets are to be stored at room temperature (15°C to 30°C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light.

Losacar Tablets (Generic Losartan) - Dosage

For Adult Hypertensive Patients, the recommended starting dose of Losacar Tablets is 50 mg once daily, with 25 mg used in patients with possible depletion of intravascular volume (e.g., patients treated with diuretics) Dosing has to be individualized. Please consult your doctor for exact dosing instructions. Losacar Tablets may be administered with other antihypertensive agents, and with or without food.

Losacar Tablets (Generic Losartan) - Contraindications

Losacar is contraindicated in patients who are hypersensitive to any component of this product.

Side Effects Of Losacar Tablets (Losartan Potassium)

The most common side effects of Losacar Tablets (Losartan Potassium) are Cramps in muscle, Back Pain, LegPain, Dizziness, Nasal Congestion, Infection in upper respiratory tract, Sinusitis. Less common side effects that may occur are asthenia/fatigue, edema/swelling, abdominal pain, chest pain, nausea, headache, pharyngitis, diarrhea, dyspepsia, myalgia, insomnia, cough, sinus disorder.

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