Cozaar (Losartan)

Strength(s): 25 mg ; 50 mg

Active Ingredient: Losartan

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Description

Cozaar is an angiotensin II receptor antagonist. It is used in the treatment of high blood pressure (hypertension). It works by keeping the blood vessels from narrowing, thus lowering blood pressure and improving blood flow.

Cozaar is also used in protecting the kidneys from damage arising from diabetes. It also lowers the risk of stroke in patients with an enlarged heart and high blood pressure.

Side Effects

When taking this medication, as the body adjusts to the medication, dizziness or lightheadedness may occur. If this persists, consult your doctor or pharmacist. Also, to reduce the risk of dizziness, rise slowly when coming from a sitting or lying position.

Common side effects include:

  • Abdominal/stomach pains
  • Bladder pain
  • Anxiety
  • Chills
  • Cold sweats
  • Bloody/cloudy urine
  • Coma
  • Confusion
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Depression
  • Cool, pale skin
  • Fast heartbeat
  • Dizziness
  • Frequent urge to urinate
  • Difficulty or pain urinating
  • Headache
  • Lower back or side pain
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Increased hunger
  • Nightmares
  • Seizures
  • Pale skin
  • Numbness or tingling in the hands, feet or lips.
  • Unusual tiredness or weakness
  • Slurred speech
  • Shakiness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Weakness or heaviness of the legs
  • Unusual bleeding or bruising
  • Unusual tiredness or weakness

If your doctor prescribes this medication, they have made the judgement that this medication has more benefits than the risk of side effects. Also, many people who take this medication do not have any serious side effects.

More serious but rare side effects of this medication include:

  • Chest tightness or heaviness
  • Fainting
  • Chest pain or discomfort
  • Arm, back or jaw pain
  • Inability to speak
  • Sweating
  • Severe or sudden headache
  • Fast, irregular, pounding or racing heartbeat
  • Temporary blindness
  • Swelling or puffiness of the face
  • Weakness in the arms, legs or feet
  • Unsteadiness or awkwardness

In the case of these side effects, stop taking the medication and talk to your doctor or pharmacist immediately.

Precautions

Before taking Cozaar, make sure to let your doctor or pharmacist know if you are allergic to this medication. Also, inform them of any other allergies you may have to other medication or substances. This product contains inactive ingredients that may bring about an allergic reaction. For more details, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

This medication may cause dizziness and thus should not be used when driving, operating machinery or carrying out any other task that may require alertness. Also, limit the consumption of alcoholic beverages.

This medication may result in an increase in potassium levels in the body. It is, therefore, wise to consult your doctor or pharmacist before using potassium supplements or salt substitutes.

Interactions

Some of the possible interactions with this drug include lithium, aliskiren, drugs that may increase potassium levels in the blood (ACE inhibitors, birth control pills that contain drospirenone).

Availability

You can order Cozaar online from any online pharmacy and get cheap and high-quality medication. Also, you can have the medication delivered to your doorstep. To ensure you get genuine Cozaar at cheap prices, make sure you only order from a reputable online pharmacy. Fake Cozaar could pose serious risks to your health.

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