Cozaar 50 mg
Cozaar 100 mg
Cozaar is a drug that belongs to the class of angiotensin 2 receptors antagonist or blockers. They oppose the effect of angiotensin and aids smooth arterial blood flow. This all helps in reducing the elevated blood pressure levels therefore it is prescribed in hypertension. It is also given in other cardiovascular problems.
Angiotensin II receptors are the drugs that opposes the renin angiotensin aldosterone system. It inhibits the action of angiotensin hormone and is useful in various cardiovascular conditions like: hypertension, stroke, myocardial infarction, angina pectoris.
Cozaar is used in the treatment of hypertension. It also decreases the risk of getting stroke in people suffering from hypertension. It is given in left ventricular hypertrophy condition. It is also given to reduce the worsening of nephropathy in type 2 diabetes mellitus patients who have or had hypertension
Cozaar is an angiotensin receptor antagonist and helps in smooth arterial blood flow. Cozaar when ingested gets converted into its active form in liver. It binds to the angiotensin receptor and causes following actions like: dilates blood vessels and aids smooth blood flow, decreases workload of the heart, improves survival and prevents heart attack, reduces hospitalization and improve symptoms.
You should not take Cozaar if you: are allergic to Cozaar, have hypotension or low blood pressure, have kidney disease, have liver problems, are suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, are taking other antihypertensive medications, are taking diuretics, potassium and salt containing potassium substitutes, have any other heart problems, are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, are breastfeeding.
Always take the dose as prescribed by the physician. It is very important to consume Cozaar timely. Dose is decided by the doctor depending upon the patient’s condition and demand. The initial recommended dose starts form 25 mg - 50 mg and can be increased up to 100 mg depending upon the patient’s condition. With time, dose adjustments are generally done according to the response of the patient. Always take the Cozaar as prescribed by the doctor.
You must swallow the whole tablet with one glass full of water. Do not crush or chew it. Always follow the prescription. Cozaar is taken once daily and can be taken before or after meal. The best way to take the medicine same time daily because it shows best results and helps to remember when to take the drug.
It is important to take Cozaar as instructed by your doctor. Abrupt discontinuation of medicine can cause adverse reactions. So before stopping the drug intake, always consult physician first.
All medicines have their side effects, sometimes they are serious but most of the times they are not. Common side effects are mentioned below: headache, fatigue, diarrhea, hypotension, colds, stuffy nose, chest pain, high blood pressure, dizziness.
Always inform your doctor about the drugs you are taking till date. Give a complete list of prescription or non prescription drugs and any other disease conditions. This way, doctor is able to decide and give you the list of drugs and other things that may interact with Cozaar.
Keep the medicine in a close tight container and out of reach of children. Don’t use the expired medicine. Cozaar can cause dizziness so avoid doing any activity that needs alertness. Avoid drinking alcohol as it may enhance its effect of dizziness. Keep a complete record of all the medicines you are taking along with Cozaar. This drug passes into breast milk and may cause fetal damage. Monitor your blood pressure levels regularly. Avoid using potassium supplements while taking Cozaar as there are chances of Hyperkalemia. Along with Cozaar, diet exercise and weight control are also needed to keep blood pressure levels under control. Don’t exceed the recommended dose.
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