Cozaar is a medicinal preparation used to help treat high blood pressure (hypertension).
Cozaar is a medicinal preparation used to help lower high blood pressure in hypertensive patients. Lowering high blood pressure can help prevent strokes, heart attacks and kidney problems. Cozaar works by relaxing blood vessels, so blood can flow more easily. Cozaar is also used to help treat chest pain (angina pectoris). Cozaar should not be used to treat attacks of chest pain while they are occurring.
Class: Hard Drugs. Therapeutic Class: Angiotensin II antagonists. Ingredients: Losartan K 50 mg. Form: Film Coated Tablets. Sales Unit: Strip. Packaging: Strips @ 15 Tablets. Pharmacy: PT Merck Sharp Dohme Pharma.
Cozaar is used to help treat high blood pressure (hypertension).
Dosage & How to Use
Cozaar is included in the class of hard drugs so it can only be obtained and used based on a doctor’s prescription.
Initial dose: 1 tablet taken once a day. Dosage can be increased to 2 tablets taken once a day.
Store at temperatures below 30 degrees Celsius, in a dry and cool place.
Side effects that may occur while using Cozaar include:
Dizzy Orthostatic effects (a sharp drop in blood pressure from standing up) are dose related Rash
Avoid use in patients with conditions:
Severe heart failure. Pregnancy (2nd - 3rd trimester). Concomitant use with products containing aliskiren in patients with diabetes mellitus or renal impairment.
The following are drugs that should not be given together with Cozaar:
Has an additive effect when given together with other classes of antihypertensive drugs. Potassium-sparing diuretic drugs.
The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) categorizes Cozaar into Category D:
There is positive evidence of risk to the human fetus, but the benefit of the drug in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk (e.g., if the drug is needed in a life-threatening situation or for a serious illness for which safer drugs cannot be used or are ineffective). ).
Symptoms: hypotension (low blood pressure) and tachycardia (heart rate above normal); Bradycardia (heart rate below normal) can result from parasympathetic (vagal) stimulation. Management: If symptoms of hypotension occur, supportive treatment should be instituted. Neither losartan nor its active metabolite can be removed by hemodialysis (dialysis). Handling of patients with overdose can only be done by professional medical personnel.