Follow directions on the product label, information guide, and provided by your doctor before using Losartan
. Consume this medicine
as per your doctor's instructions.
You should track your blood pressure levels regularly. Discuss your results with the doctor, especially if your blood pressure measurements are too high or too low. Your treatment may need changes.
is consumed with or without food. If a child is unable to swallow a tablet, a liquid form (suspension) is given after consultation with the pharmacist or doctor.
The typical adult dose of Losartan is 50 mg once daily as usual starting dose which can be increased to 100 mg according to the patient's blood pressure response to the medicine. The typical dose for children is 0.7 mg/kg or 0.3 mg/lb once daily (up to 50 mg). The maximum dose for adults of Losartan
is 100 mg once daily per day. Losartan is typically used at the same time every day. There are no known habit-forming tendencies with this medicine.
Losartan is to be used for longer periods of time. Use of Losartan may be prescribed for the long-term to control the high blood pressure conditions. You should continue to use this medicine as directed by the doctor even if you feel well.
Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens or if you develop new symptoms. Talk to your doctor if swelling of the face, swelling of the lips, swelling of the throat, swelling of the tongue, low blood pressure, weight gain, swelling in feet, swelling in the hands, and swelling in the ankles. If you have issues with the health of your liver, The starting dose of 25 mg once daily is recommended in patients with abnormal liver function. Consult with your doctor before stopping the use of Losartan.
To see the impact of Losartan on the body, your doctor may recommend a lower initial dose. Please follow your doctor's instructions carefully.
If you are giving Losartan
to a child, be sure to use a product that is meant for use in children. Before giving this medicine, use the child's weight or age to find the right dose from the leaflet or product package. You can also read the dosage section
of this page to know the correct dose for your child. Else, consult with your doctor and follow their recommendation.
If using the liquid form of this medicine
, measure the dose using the provided measuring cup, spoon, or dropper. Before pouring the medicine into the measuring device, you should check the measurement markings carefully. Then, pour the dose amount into the device. After use, clean and store the measuring device in a safe place for your next use. You should not use a tablespoon or teaspoon as the dose measuring devices since it can result in an incorrect dose. If indicated on the product package, shake the medicine
Medicines may be given for uses other than those listed in the medicine guide. Do not use Losartan
for symptoms for which it was not prescribed. Do not give Losartan to others who may have similar symptoms as you. Self-medication can cause harm.
at 15°C to 30°C (59°F to 86°F), away from moisture, and away from light. Keep this medicine
away from children and pets