Generic Name: Creon
What is Creon?
If you feel light-headed, dizzy or faint, get up slowly when getting out of bed or standing up. You may feel light-headed or dizzy while taking COZAAR, especially if you are also taking a diuretic fluid tablet. This may become worse if you stand up quickly as your blood pressure may fall. Standing up slowly, especially when you get up from bed or chairs, will help your body get used to the change in position and blood pressure.
This problem is not common. If it occurs and gets worse or continues, talk to your doctor. If you plan to have surgery even at the dentist that needs a general anaesthetic, tell your doctor or dentist that you are taking COZAAR. Make sure you drink enough water during exercise and hot weather when you are taking COZAAR, especially if you sweat a lot. If you do not drink enough water while taking COZAAR, you may faint or feel light-headed or sick.
This is because your body doesn't have enough fluid and your blood pressure is low. If you continue to feel unwell, tell your doctor.
Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. Losartan belongs to a class of drugs called angiotensin receptor blockers ARBs. It works by relaxing blood vessels so that blood can flow more easily. Read the Patient Information Leaflet if available from your pharmacist before you start taking losartan and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Take this medication by mouth as directed by your doctor, usually once daily with or without food. Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same time each day. It is important to continue taking this medication even if you feel well. Most people with high blood pressure do not feel sick.
Tell your doctor if your condition does not improve or if it worsens for example, your blood pressure readings increase. Dizziness or lightheadedness may occur as your body adjusts to the medication. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly. To reduce the risk of dizziness and lightheadedness, get up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position.
How should I take Creon?
If you have trouble remembering to take your tablets, ask your pharmacist for some hints. If you take too much overdose Immediately telephone your doctor or Poisons Information Centre telephone 13 11 26or go to accident and emergency at your nearest hospital, if you think that you or anyone else may have taken too much COZAAR. Things you must do If you become pregnant while taking COZAAR, tell your doctor immediately.
Have your blood pressure checked when your doctor says, to make sure COZAAR is working. Things you must not do Do not give COZAAR to anyone else, even if they have the same condition as you.
Things to be careful of Be careful driving or operating machinery until you know how COZAAR affects you. Things that would be helpful for your blood pressure Some self-help measures suggested below may help your condition.
What should I avoid while taking Creon?
Posology Hypertension The usual starting and maintenance dose is 50 mg once daily for most patients. Heart Failure The usual initial dose of losartan in patients with heart failure is 12. Reduction in the risk of stroke in hypertensive patients with left ventricular hypertrophy documented by ECG The usual starting dose is 50 mg of losartan once daily. Special populations Use in patients with intravascular volume depletion: For patients with intravascular volume-depletion e.
Use in patients with renal impairment and haemodialysis patients: No initial dosage adjustment is necessary in patients with renal impairment and in haemodialysis patients. Use in patients with hepatic impairment: A lower dose should be considered for patients with a history of hepatic impairment. Use in Elderly Although consideration should be given to initiating therapy with 25 mg in patients over 75 years of age, dosage adjustment is not usually necessary for the elderly.
Creon side effects
What should I know about storage and disposal of this medication. Brand names Brand names of combination products IMPORTANT WARNING: Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. Why is this medication prescribed. Your doctor will probably start you on a low dose of losartan and gradually increase your dose.
Ask your pharmacist or doctor for a copy of the manufacturer's information for the patient.
Common Creon ide effects may include:
The absence of a warning for a given drug or drug combination in no way should be construed to indicate that the drug or combination is safe, effective or appropriate for any given patient.
Medications other than those listed above may interact with this medication.
All medicines have risks and benefits.
Closely monitor blood pressure, renal function, and electrolytes in patients on COZAAR and other agents that affect the RAS.
Une bradycardie pourrait survenir du fait d'une stimulation parasympathique vagale. What do losartan tablets do. LOSARTAN Cozaar R helps lower blood pressure to normal levels.
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More common side effects If these effects are mild, they may go away within a few days or a couple of weeks.