Losartan is used to treat high blood pressure, heart failure and some kidney problems. It relaxes blood vessels, which lowers blood pressure and makes it easier for your heart to pump blood around your body.
Take losartan regularly as directed with a glass of water. You can take it with or without food.
If it is nearly time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your next dose at the usual time. Otherwise, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Do not take two doses at the same time.
Some medicines available without a prescription may react with losartan including:
Tell your pharmacist or doctor about all medicines or treatments that you may be taking, including vitamins, herbal products or recreational drugs.
|Side Effects||Recommended action|
Swollen lips, tongue, throat or face
|Tell your doctor immediately|
Changes in heartbeat, muscle cramps or weakness
|Tell your doctor|
Symptoms of low blood pressure such as dizziness or fainting
|Stand up slowly. If it continues, or is severe, tell your doctor|
If you notice any other effects, discuss them with your doctor or pharmacist.
This leaflet contains important, but not all, information about this medicine.
Prepared by the MyMedicines Committee at Christchurch Hospital, Te Whatu Ora - Waitaha, New Zealand. March 2023
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