I take lorsartan 50mg 12.5 with potassium in it once a day my question is that does it have any affects on your heart like rapid heart rate irregular heartbeat lower your pressure below normal does it cause you to stay dizzy threw out the day..what are some of the possible most common side effects to this medicine
Losartan (Cozaar) is in a group of drugs called angiotensin II receptor antagonists. Losartan widens the blood vessels which lowers blood pressure and improves blood flow.
Losartan is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). It is also used to lower the risk of stroke in certain people with heart disease.
Losartan is used to slow long-term kidney damage in people with type 2 diabetes who also have high blood pressure.
Common side effects include dizziness, stuffy nose, back pain, diarrhea, tiredness, low blood sugar, chest pain, and high or low blood pressure.
The dizziness associated with losartan usually occurs early in treatment or with an increase in dosage. It usually disappears with continued use.
An irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia) has been reported with losartan but is rare.
Visit the page below for more detail on side effects. If there is anything you are specifically concerned about talk with your doctor.
- Losartan Information for Consumers
- Losartan Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Losartan (detailed)
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