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The combination of Losartan+ Amlodipine belongs to the class of anti-hypersensitive drugs used in the treatment of high blood pressure (hypertension). In high blood pressure, blood flows at a very high speed through arteries posing serious risk for cardiovascular disease. Both the active ingredients fall to a group of medicines called angiotensin II receptor antagonists that lowers the blood pressure by widening and relaxing blood vessels. Losartan is used to treat stroke and slow down kidney damage in patients with type 2 diabetes. Amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker that dilates blood vessels and increases blood flow. It also helps to lower blood pressure, chest pain (angina), and other conditions caused by coronary artery disease.
Take the medicine as per the prescribed dosage and duration by the doctor. Do not self-medicate the tablets as it might cause serious health effects. Some people may observe symptoms such as sleepiness, taste changes, ankle swelling, headache, flushing (feeling warmth in the face, ears, neck, and trunk), dizziness, tiredness, palpitations (irregular heartbeat), upset stomach, hyperkalemia (increased potassium levels in the blood). Most of the side effects resolve over time and do not require medical attention. If the side effects persist or get severe with time, immediately consult your doctor. Inform your doctor if you are allergic to Losartan+ Amlodipine or similar medicines.
Uses of Losartan+ Amlodipine Tablets
Losartan+ Amlodipine is used in the treatment of High Blood Pressure.
Side Effects of Losartan+ Amlodipine Tablets
There are mild to moderate side effects of Losartan+ Amlodipine tablets that resolve over time. The side effects are unique in all individuals and depend on the health condition and response to the treatment. If the side effects persist or get severe with time, immediately consult your doctor. The list of side effects is given below:
Some drugs may interact with each other and cause unpleasant effects. Drugs may also interact with certain food items or be under the influence of certain health conditions.
Interaction with Drugs:
Other blood pressure-treating medicines (Lisinopril, Ramipril, benazepril)
Pain killers (aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, celecoxib, diclofenac, indomethacin, meloxicam, hydrocodone)
Heart-related medicines (metoprolol, nitroglycerin)
High cholesterol treating drugs (simvastatin)
Fluid retention drugs (hydrochlorothiazide)
Drugs treating impotence (sildenafil)
Interaction with Diseases:
low blood pressure
Heart, kidney, or liver problems or severe dehydration
Hyperkalaemia (high potassium levels in the blood)
Pregnant women should avoid taking the medicine without a doctor’s consultation as it may affect the fetus.
Lactating mothers should also avoid taking tablets as the medicine may seep into the breast milk and affect the newborn.
Do not consume alcohol when taking this medicine as it may increase the risk of low blood pressure and cause adverse effects such as dizziness, fainting, light-headedness, or headache.
People with liver and kidney disorders should stay cautious of this medicine as it may worsen the disorders.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
1. Can I feel dizzy after taking Losartan+ Amlodipine?
Yes, the use of Losartan+ Amlodipine can make you feel dizzy. This may occur when you suddenly rise from a lying or sitting position. To lower the chance of feeling dizzy or passing out, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.
2. Can I use Losartan+ Amlodipine during pregnancy?
No, Losartan+ Amlodipine should be avoided in pregnancy. Its use can cause injury and even endanger the baby. If you conceive while using Losartan+ Amlodipine, stop using it and contact your doctor immediately.