COSART 25 MG contains Losartan which belongs to a group of medicines known as angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB). It is used to treat high blood pressure alone or with other blood pressure medicines. It also lowers the chance of stroke in patients with high blood pressure and a heart problem called left ventricular hypertrophy. Lowering blood pressure lowers the risk of strokes and myocardial infarction.
It is indicated for the treatment of diabetic nephropathy with an elevated serum creatinine and proteinuria in patients with type 2 diabetes and a history of hypertension. COSART 25 MG lowers your blood pressure by relaxing and widening your blood vessels thus making it easier for your heart to pump blood around your body.
Take this medicine according to the dose and frequency as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break the medicine. Before taking, tell your doctor if you have kidney or liver problems. This medicine is not recommended for children less than 6 years of age. The common side effects such as upper respiratory infection, dizziness, stuffy nose, back pain, diarrhea, low blood sugar, chest pain and low blood pressure.
USES OF COSART 25 MG
High Blood Pressure (hypertension)
Left Ventricular Hypertrophy due to hypertension
Type 2 diabetes with Nephropathy in patients who have or had high blood pressure
HOW COSART 25MG WORKS
COSART 25MG relaxes and widens the blood vessels. This action lowers the blood pressure and makes it easier for your heart to pump blood around your body.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
Take this medicine according to the dose and frequency as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break the medicine. It may be taken with or without food.
SIDE EFFECTS OF COSART 25MG
Swelling in feet, ankles, or hands, or unexplained weight gain
Upper respiratory infection
Low blood sugar
Low blood pressure
HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS
Drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration. ORS should be used to prevent dehydration.
Get up and move around to feel awake, take small naps to edge off the sleepiness. Give your eyes a break to avoid fatigue and eat a healthy food to boost energy.
WARNING & PRECAUTIONS
Use of this medicine during the 2nd and 3rd trimesters may cause teratogenicity and severe fetal and neonatal toxicity therefore it should be used with caution in pregnant women. Consult your doctor before taking.
COSART 25MG should be used with caution in breastfeeding women unless necessary. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
COSART 25MG should be used with caution in patients suffering from active kidney diseases. Consult your doctor for advice.
COSART 25MG should be used with caution in patients suffering from liver function impairment or active liver diseases. Consult your doctor for advice.
Do not take if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to Losartan or any ingredients of this medicine.
Tell your doctor if you had or have a condition such as:
Vomiting or diarrhea
Inform your doctor if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription or the following:
Salt substitutes containing potassium
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs