Losartan Pott. 50mg, Amlodipine 5mg
Losartan+Amlodipine is used in the treatment of Hypertension (high blood pressure).
Losartan + Amlodipine is a combination of two medicines: Losartan and Amlodipine which lower blood pressure effectively. Losartan is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) and Amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker (CCB). They work by relaxing the blood vessels and making the heart more efficient at pumping blood throughout the body.
Sleepiness, Ankle swelling, Headache, Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk), Dizziness, Palpitations, Increased potassium level in blood, Fatigue, Nausea, Edema (swelling), Abdominal pain, Visual disturbance, Breathlessness, Change in bowel habits, Nasal congestion (stuffy nose), Upper respiratory tract infection
Answer: Keep this medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.
Answer: Yes, the use of Losartan+Amlodipine can make you feel dizzy. This may occur when you suddenly rise up from a lying or sitting position. To lower the chance of feeling dizzy or passing out, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.
Answer: No, Losartan+Amlodipine should be avoided in pregnancy. Its use can cause injury and even endanger the baby. If you conceive while using Losartan+Amlodipine, stop using it and contact your doctor immediately. Your doctor will recommend to you other ways to lower the blood pressure.
Answer: Lifestyle changes play a major role in keeping you healthy if you are taking Losartan+Amlodipine. Avoid taking excess salt in your diet and find ways to reduce or manage stress in your life. Practice yoga or meditation or take up a hobby. Ensure that you have a sound sleep every night as this also helps to reduce stress levels and helps to keep your blood pressure normal. Stop smoking and alcohol consumption as this helps in lowering your blood pressure and preventing heart problems. Exercise regularly and take a balanced diet that includes whole grains, fresh fruits, vegetables and fat-free products. Consult your doctor if you need any further guidance to get the maximum benefit of Losartan+Amlodipine and to keep yourself healthy.
Answer: No, do not stop the medication without consulting with the doctor. It should be used strictly as advised by your doctor, even if you feel well. Stopping Losartan+Amlodipine suddenly may lead to serious complications such as heart attack and stroke.
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