Losartan 50mg Tablets

Losartan Tablets (50mg & 100mg)

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Losartan is a daily treatment for high blood pressure (hypertension). It is an Angiotensin-II receptor blocker (ARB). It reduces the heart’s workload by widening blood vessels. Along with hypertension, Losartan may be prescribed to treat heart failure, or to protect blood vessels following a recent heart attack.

Hypertension can potentially lead to serious health complications. If left untreated, there will be increased risk of suffering heart failure, heart attack, stroke, and kidney failure. For a number of hypertension sufferers, the condition can remain undiagnosed, and hence untreated. This is due to the condition not usually presenting with any noticeable symptoms. Medicines like Losartan aren’t able to completely cure heart failure or hypertension, but it will help manage both conditions when used as a supplement to a healthy lifestyle.  

You will be able to control your blood pressure more effectively by making the right lifestyle choices. Sometimes this may include taking medication, such as Losartan, to supplement a healthy lifestyle. There are many simple choices that can be made to reduce stress on the heart. These include; regular exercise, a low-fat/low-sodium diet, stopping smoking, and reducing the amount of alcohol you drink.

Angiotensin-II is a hormone that controls blood pressure in two ways: it causes vascular muscles to contract, and it causes the kidneys to increase the volume of fluid within the bloodstream. Each of these effects increases blood pressure. ARBs, such as Losartan, prevent angiotensin-II from binding to its receptors in the blood vessels and kidney cells. This inhibits the two effects of angiotensin-II, reducing the workload on the heart and lowering blood pressure.

Losartan can take up to six weeks to fully control your blood pressure. In some cases, you may be prescribed losartan in combination with other similar medicines. It is important that you continue taking Losartan until your doctor advises that you stop, even if you feel healthy.

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Your recommended strength and dose of Losartan will vary depending on the nature of your condition, your medical history and whether you are taking it alone or alongside another blood pressure medicine. Always follow your doctor's instructions exactly. It is important that you continue taking Losartan until your doctor advises that you stop, even if you feel healthy.

For high blood pressure, your initial dose will likely be 50mg of Losartan, once a day. This dose may be increased as the treatment proceeds. Losartan tends to take three to six weeks to reach its full effect on blood pressure.

Swallow the tablet whole with a sip of water. Ensure that you drink sufficient water throughout the day when taking this medicine, as it may make you dehydrated.

If, for any reason, you forget to take a tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is nearly time for your next tablet, skip the dose that you missed. Never double your dose to compensate for a dose that you have missed.

Not everyone will experience side effects when they take Losartan, however, if you do they can include:

Low blood pressure, dizziness, fatigue, heart palpitations, sinusitis, cough, increased potassium levels, reduced red blood cell count, reduced kidney function, an increase in blood urea, serum creatinine or serum potassium.

If you are concerned about these effects, or if the product affects you in any other way, stop using it and talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

Reading the following warnings carefully will help to ensure you are selecting an appropriate product.

Losartan is unsuitable for you if:

  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • You have been treated with any medicine containing aliskiren (this includes certain diabetes and kidney medicines)
  • You have a severe liver disorder.

Inform your GP if you:

  • Are dehydrated due to vomiting, diarrhoea or excessive sweating
  • May have a salt deficiency due to diet
  • Have kidney problems or have recently had a kidney transplant
  • Have any heart or circulation problems
  • Have liver problems
  • Suffer from hyperaldosteronism (an excess of a hormone called aldosterone).

Tell your GP or pharmacist if you have taken or plan to take any of the following medicines with Losartan:

  • Other medicines for hypertension
  • Diuretics
  • Antipsychotics
  • Baclofen
  • Tricyclic antidepressants
  • Amifostine
  • Any medicines or supplements which increase potassium levels
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Lithium
  • Fluconazole.

Please read all packaging and the Patient Information Leaflet before taking any new medicine and inform your doctor of medicines you are taking or intend to take.

The active ingredient contained in Losartan tablets is losartan potassium.

Losartan tablets also contain the following inactive ingredients to make up the complete product:

Mannitol, microcrystalline cellulose, croscarmellose sodium, povidone K29/32, magnesium stearate, hypromellose 6, titanium dioxide (E171), talc, propylene glycol.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is it safe to buy Losartan online?

    Yes – as long as you are buying from a website that is a legally operating and regulated pharmacy, it is perfectly safe to buy Losartan tablets online.

    The Independent Pharmacy is an NHS Online Pharmacy based in Bristol and has all the necessary regulation to be able to safely provide convenient access to genuine prescription treatments through our Online Pharmacy and Online Doctor.

  • How do I buy Losartan online?

    It’s simple!

    Just select ‘Start Consultation’ next to the product above, or on the links below.

    You will need to fill in a simple health questionnaire so that our GPs and Pharmacists can ensure it is safe for us to supply your Losartan tablets to you. It only takes a few minutes, and your treatment can be delivered to your door as soon as the next working day.

  • What does the price include?

    The price includes the medication you have selected, the private consultation with our Doctor and, if the purchase is over £40, it also includes free standard delivery. Under £40, standard delivery is £2.95 and all items are sent using a Royal Mail Tracked Service.

  • What are the advantages of buying Losartan online?

    There are many advantages to buying blood pressure treatments online, some include:

    • It's quick and easy- there is no need to spend time at the doctor or pharmacy.
    • Fast delivery- We offer same day dispatch before 4pm and fast delivery to your address of choice with Royal Mail.
    • Great prices- we are able to offer very competitive prices and we guarantee to beat any other Online Doctor service.
    • A wealth of information - we provide all the information you could need on Losartan tablets and other blood pressure treatments, in easy to digest formats, at a time that suits you.

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