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US Brand Name Cozaar, Cozaar
Generic Name Losartan Potassium
Other Brand Name Covance, Repace, Cosart
Manufacturer FDC, RPG Life Sciences, CADILA, Micro Carsyon, Ranbaxy
Packing 10
Form Tablet
Strength 25 mg, 50 mg, 100 mg

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Introduction

Cozaar is an oral drug from the family of drugs termed as angiotensin receptor blockers or ARBs in short form. Cozaar or losartan potassium is a prescription medicine that used to treat numerous conditions related to the heart and blood vessels. As its family signifies, Cozaar blocks angiotensin II receptors and facilitates decrement in effectiveness of angiotensin II, a chemical that make blood vessels go narrow. Cozaar helps blood vessels relaxation and thus, brings down the increased blood pressure.


Use

Cozaar is used for the treatment of high blood pressure or hypertension. It is also prescribed during the treatment of diabetic nephropathy. It prevents kidneys from damage in patients dealing with type 2 diabetes, and eliminates the threat of stroke in patients having hypertension and an enlarged heart.


Side effects

Some of the common side effects of Cozaar are sore throat, running nose, dizziness, diarrhea, and headache and muscle pain. However, it is important to consult your doctor if these symptoms stay for long. Other set of side effects that may require instant consultation with your physician are unconsciousness, hoarseness, skin rash, sleeplessness, muscle weakness, burning or itching while urinating, and swelling of the face, tongue, throat , lips, or lower legs.


storage

Store your Cozaar tablets at board temperature in an air-tight container. Keep it away from light, moisture and children.


Composition

Active ingredient present in Generic Cozaar is losartan potassium. In addition, multiple other inactive ingredients are added.


Dosage and administration

The dosage of Cozaar varies from patient to patient, as it depends on multiple health factors. Patients must stick to their physician?s instructions along with the directions given on the prescription drug label. Cozaar can be taken either on an empty stomach or with food.


Overdosage

Seek instant medical attention on suspecting Cozaar overdose. Symptoms of overdose may include problems like uneven heartbeat, dizziness, or feeling of going unconscious.


Clinical performance

Clinical trials of Cozaar show similar results for all people irrespective of their age, gender, and race subgroups. This indicates that both men and women, and patients under and over 65 years of age, had usually parallel responses. The medicine is effective in dipping the rate of blood pressure in people of all age groups and races. Normally, the effect of the medicine is considerably present within one week, however certain studies that the peak effect happened in 3-6 weeks. With long-term follow-up studies, it has been revealed that the effect occurred to be maintained for up to a year. In addition, no obvious rebound effect post sudden withdrawal of the medicine was noticed. Also, the average heart rate remained normal.