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Losaretic

What is Losaretic?

Losaretic is an antihypertensive, combination medicine used in the treatment of high blood pressure. It is available on Drugstore Nigeria, Nigeria’s Largest Online Pharmacy.

Losaretic Composition

It has Losartan potassium and Hydrochlorothiazide as its active ingredients.

What is Losartan/Hydrochlorothiazide?

Losartan/Hydrochlorothiazide is a combination medicine used in the treatment of high blood pressure and reduces the risks of stroke in patients with high blood pressure.

What is Hydrochlorothiazide?

It is a thiazide diuretic that helps to remove excess salts and water from the body. It prevents the heart from working too hard to pump blood, thereby reducing blood pressure.

Dosage

Losaretic is an oral drug and should be used as prescribed by a physician.

Losaretic Side Effects

Possible side effects include: Back pain, Cough, Dizziness, Upper respiratory infection, Allergic reactions, Hypotension, Joint pain, Stiffness, Fatigue, Weight loss, Skin rash, Kidney problems, Eye problem and Increase or decrease in blood potassium levels.

Interactions

Ensure you inform your doctor about any allergies you have or any medications you’re on. Losartan may interact and interfere with the effects of the following drugs and products: Potassium supplements or drugs that contain potassium, NSAIDs, Lithium, Diabetes drugs, Blood Pressure drugs, and Cholesterol-lowering drugs.

Precautions

Avoid stopping the use of this drug without talking to your doctor. Do not use this product if you’re pregnant, suffer from hypotension, sensitivity reactions, eye problems, and allergic reactions.

Contraindications

This product is contraindicated in patients who are hypersensitive to any of its constituents and those who suffer from hepatic or renal diseases, diabetes, lupus or glaucoma. 

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