Losartan is prescribed to treat people who have high blood pressure.
Formulation – Losartan is formulated using microcrystalline cellulose, lactose hydrous, pregelatinized starch, magnesium stearate, hydroxypropyl cellulose, hypromellose, and titanium dioxide.
Losartan is a drug that belongs to the Angiotensin receptor blockers drug class, and it has been found useful in additional to its main prescribed use to treat High Blood Pressure, and Diabetic Kidney Disease. If any side effects are caused by this drug a range of alternative drugs, listed further down this guide, may be prescribed.
Side Effects / Precautions
The side effects that can be experienced when taking Losartan include cold or flu symptoms such as stuffy nose, sneezing, sore throat, fever, dry cough, muscle cramps, pain in your legs or back, stomach pain, diarrhoea, headache, dizziness, tired feeling or sleep problems.
Losartan does have side effects as mentioned above, and if you experience any of the above side effects, you should consult a doctor or medical professional immediately. As a precaution you should also have a discussion with your doctor to see if this drug is suitable for you if you have any pre-existing medical conditions.
Amlodipine – One of the many different alternative drugs that you may be prescribed is this one, and it is a drug that has been found to be a good alternative should you be suffering from high blood pressure. There are several other alternatives you could be prescribed by your doctor for that condition and they are lisinopril, metoprolol, hydrochlorothiazide, furosemide, atenolol, Lasix, Norvasc, Diovan, valsartan, enalapril, Benicar.
Lisinopril, – Should you be suffering from Diabetic Kidney Disease and you are suffering any side effects then this drug is one alternative you could or may be prescribed. Should you be found to be intolerable then you will find there are several other alternatives available including enalapril, ramipril, Cozaar, benazepril, irbesartan, captopril, quinapril, Avapro, Vasotec, Zestril, Altace.