Home · Aristo Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd · Alsartan 50 Mg

Alsartan 50 Mg - Aristo Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd - Drug Information

Alsartan 50 Mg

Drug brand named Alsartan 50 mg is manufactured by Aristo Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd and mainly contents the generic drug Losartan Potassium.
Package: 10 Tablet

Active Ingredients of Alsartan 50 mg

Losartan Potassium 50 mg

Can we use Alsartan 50 mg during pregnency

Pregnancy C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and wellcontrolled studies in humans but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks

Can we use Alsartan 50 mg during lactation

Lactation L4 There is positive evidence of risk to a breastfed infant or to breastmilk production but the benefits of use in breastfeeding mothers may be acceptable despite the risk to the infant eg if the drug is needed in a lifethreatening situation or for a serious disease for which safer drugs cannot be used or are ineffective

For what type of diseases Alsartan 50 mg may be prescribed

Mild to moderate hypertension Diabetic nephropathy in type 2 diabetes mellitus

What are the known Side Effects of Alsartan 50 mg

Nausea stomach upset skin rash acute toxicity

Precautions before taking Alsartan 50 mg

Losartan may increase levels of blood potassium which can lead to serious heart problems arrhythmias Therefore concomitant use of other substances that increase blood potassiumsuch as potassiumsparing diuretics for example spironolactone Aldactone triamterene and amiloride potassium supplements or salt substitutes containing potassium may lead to dangerous increases in serum potassium Combining losartan or other ARBs with nonsteroidal antiInflammatory drugs NSAIDs in patients who are elderly volumedepleted including those on diuretic therapy or with poor kidney function may result in reduced kidney function including kidney failure These effects usually are reversible The antihypertensive effect of losartan may be reduced by aspirin and other NSAIDs such as ibuprofen Advil Childrens AdvilMotrin Medipren Motrin Nuprin PediaCare Fever etc indomethacin Indocin IndocinSR and naproxen Anaprox Naprelan Naprosyn Aleve HCTZ reduces the elimination of lithium Lithobid Eskalith by the kidneys and can lead to lithium toxicity NSAIDs for example ibuprofen may reduce the blood pressure effects of hydrochlorothiazide

Significance of Alsartan 50 mg

Hyzaar is a combination of losartan Cozaar and hydrochlorothiazide and is used for treating high blood pressure Losartan is an oral medication that belongs to a class of drugs called angiotensin receptor blockers ARBs Other ARBs include irbesartan Avapro valsartan Diovan and candesartan Atacand Angiotensin formed in the blood by the action of angiotensin converting enzyme ACE is a powerful chemical that attaches to angiotensin receptors found in many tissues but primarily on smooth muscle cells surrounding blood vessels Angiotensins attachment to the receptors causes the muscles to contract and the blood vessels to narrow vasoconstrict which leads to an increase in blood pressure hypertension Losartan more specifically the chemical formed when the liver converts the inactive losartan into an active chemical blocks the angiotensin receptor By blocking the action of angiotensin losartan relaxes the muscles dilates blood vessels and thereby reduces blood pressure Hydrochlorothiazide HCTZ is a diuretic water pill used for treating high blood pressure hypertension and accumulation of fluid It works by blocking salt and fluid reabsorption in the kidneys causing an increased amount of urine containing salt diuresis The mechanism of its action in lowering high blood pressure is not well understood The combination of losartan and HCTZ reduces blood pressure better than either drug alone Losartan increases potassium levels while HCTZ reduces potassium levels the combination of both drugs has less effect on potassium levels The FDA approved Hyzaar in April 1995

06.03.2013. 02:42