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Alsartan 25 MG Tablet

Manufacturer: Aristo Pharmaceuticals Pvt.Ltd
Medicine composition: Losartan
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Alsartan 25 MG Tablet belongs to the angiotensin II receptor antagonists group of drugs. It prevents the blood vessels in your body from narrowing, thus lowering your blood pressure and improving the blood circulation. This medication has the ability to lower the possible risk of a stroke in people suffering from any heart condition. Apart from that, it can also slow down kidney damage among people with type 2 diabetes. You can take this medicine with as well as without food. It can take 3-6 weeks for your blood pressure to come under control after you have started a course of this medication.

Alsartan 25 MG Tablet is a prescription drug that is available in the form of an oral tablet. There are three main reasons for its usage. Firstly, it is used for the treatment of high blood pressure. The second usage is for reducing the risk of stroke in people, who already have high blood pressure as well as left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH). LVH is a condition where the left ventricle (chamber) of the heart thickens as a result of which the heart is unable to pump well. Lastly, Alsartan 25 MG Tablet is used for treating diabetic nephropathy, a kidney disease caused due to diabetes.

Alsartan 25 MG Tablet blocks the action of the chemical named angiotension II in the body, which causes the blood vessels to narrow and tighten. This medication helps the blood vessels to relax and eventually widen. It lowers your blood pressure, thus reducing your risk of having a stroke or kidney damage.

The dosage and the form of having Alsartan 25 MG Tablet depends on your age, severity of your condition, your medical history and also how your body reacts when you take the first dose. If you miss a dose, take it once you realize the missed dose. However, ensure that you do not take two doses at the same time just because you missed the previous one. Overdosing can make you feel dizzy, weak or a pounding heart.

There are some common side effects of Alsartan 25 MG Tablet that are generally mild and go away in a few days. They include:

  • Stuffy nose
  • Back pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Fatigue and dizziness
  • Pain in the chest
  • High/low blood pressure

There are some serious side effects too for consuming Alsartan 25 MG Tablet. In case you experience any of the following symptoms, you must consult the doctor immediately and seek medical help:

  • If you experience problems in your heart rhythms, a slow heart rate or weakness in the muscles. It could be an indication of high potassium levels in your blood.
  • Symptoms of swelling in the tongue, throat, lips or face; indicating an allergic reaction.
  • Swelling in the ankles, feet, hand or sudden weight gain can be a sign of kidney problem. In case you are suffering from a kidney problem or disease, Alsartan 25 MG Tablet may worsen the condition.
type diabetes

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Cardiologist before using this medicine.

Alsartan 25 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of Hypertension which is an increase in the blood pressure caused by genetic and environmental factors.

Diabetic Nephropathy

Alsartan 25 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of diabetic Nephropathy which is a type of kidney disease which occurs due to high blood glucose.
Avoid if you have a known allergy to Alsartan 25 MG Tablet or any medicine of the same class.

Aliskiren

Use of these medicines is not recommended in the elderly population with diabetes and kidney disease with CrCl less than 60 ml/min.
In addition to its intended effect, Alsartan 25 MG Tablet may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.

Stomach pain

Major Common

Chills

Major Common

Difficulty or painful urination

Major Common

Fast heartbeat

Major Common

Back pain

Major Common

Chest tightness

Major Rare

Dizziness

Major Rare

Weakness in arms, hands, legs or feet

Major Rare

Nasal congestion

Minor Common

Sore throat

Minor Common

Acid or sour stomach

Minor Less Common

Heartburn

Minor Less Common

How long is the duration of effect?

This medicine is excreted largely in faeces and the effect lasts for a duration of approximately 24 hours.

What is the onset of action?

The peak effect of this medicine can be observed in 1 to 1.5 hours.

Are there any pregnancy warnings?

This medicine is not recommended for pregnant women.

Is it habit forming?

No habit forming tendency has been reported.

Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

This medicine is not recommended for women who are breastfeeding.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Alsartan 25 MG Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.
Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Unichem Laboratories Ltd
Micro Labs Ltd
Mankind Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Are there any missed dose instructions?

The missed dose should be taken as soon possible. It is advisable to skip the missed dose if it's already time for your next scheduled dose.

Are there any overdose instructions?

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of overdose.

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United States

Japan

Alsartan 25 MG Tablet displaces angiotensin II with very high affinity from its binding site at the AT1 receptor subtype, which is responsible for the known actions of angiotensin II.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

Interaction with Disease

Congestive heart failure

Moderate
Alsartan 25 MG Tablet is used with caution in patients with congestive heart failure especially in volume or sodium depletion. Transient hypotension is also not a contraindication to further treatment with AR antagonists, since therapy can usually be reinstated without difficulty after blood pressure stabilizes.

Interaction with Alcohol

Alcohol

Moderate
Consumption of alcohol with this medicine will lower the blood pressure and can cause dizziness, headache, changes in heart rate. Avoid driving or operating heavy machinery if you have these symptoms.

Interaction with Lab Test

Lab

Information not available.

Interaction with Food

Food

Information not available.

Interaction with Medicine

Aliskiren

Major
Use of these medicines is not recommended especially in the elderly population with diabetes and kidney disease with CrCl less than 60 ml/min. You experience weakness, confusion, and irregular heartbeat if these medicines are taken together. Regular monitoring of blood pressure and kidney function tests are to be performed. An alternate medicine should be considered under the doctor's supervision.

Captopril

Major
Use of these medicines is not recommended as it may increase the risk of kidney impairment and low blood pressure. You may experience weakness, confusion, and irregular heartbeat if these medicines are taken together. Regular monitoring of blood pressure and kidney function tests are to be performed. An alternate medicine should be considered under the doctor's supervision.

Dexamethasone

Moderate
The desired effect of Alsartan 25 MG Tablet will not obtain if these medicines are taken together. This interaction is more likely to happen if dexamethasone is taken for more than 1 week. Inform the doctor if you have a sudden weight gain, swelling of hands and feet. If coadministration is needed then appropriate dose adjustments are to be made under the doctor's supervision. Regular monitoring of blood pressure and kidney function tests are to be performed.

Diclofenac

Moderate
The desired effect of Alsartan 25 MG Tablet will not obtain if these medicines are taken together. The risk of kidney impairment will increase if these medicines are taken together especially in elderly population or having pre-existing kidney disease. Inform the doctor if you have an increased or decreased urination and unexplained weight gain or weight loss. Regular monitoring of blood pressure and kidney function tests are to be performed.

Insulin

Moderate
The effect of insulin will increase if these medicines are taken together. You may experience dizziness, headache, sweating if these medicines are taken together. Regular monitoring of blood glucose levels is needed. Suitable dose adjustments or an alternate medicine should be considered under the doctor's supervision.
What are you using Alsartan 25 MG Tablet for?
Hypertension
How much was the improvement?
Excellent
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Popular Questions & Answers

I have coughing at night time. Easinophilia has been ruled out. I am on losartan as a cardio protective. Ace inhibitors are well known to lead to coughing. Can losartan lead to the coughing I am having? should I stop taking losartan? what is the alternative for me if I stop losartan?

MBBS, DNB (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Kolkata
Yes. Losartan can cause dey cough similar to ace inhibitors. This cough is more likely to occur in patients who had cough with ace inhibitor. For any advice to change medicine, full record needs review.
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Please suggest. Can we use coversyl plus tab as substitute for losartan potassium hydrochlorothiazide?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
Please suggest. Can we use coversyl plus tab as substitute for losartan potassium hydrochlorothiazide?
Coversyl Plus HD Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Perindopril and indapamide which lower blood pressure effectively. Perindopril is an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. It works by reducing stress on the heart and relaxing bl...
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Any remedies on the side Effects of losartan? I'm Having muscle cramps And spasms?

LCPS, BAM&S
Integrated Medicine Specialist, Pune
Stop taking Losartan and change to a safer drug by consulting your doctor. muscle cramps may be because of dehydration. So drink plenty of water and salts like common salt. Losartan has side effects on cardio vascular system. So changing the drug ...
1 person found this helpful

I am taking losartan potassium 50 mg daily at bed time, can I take losartan potassium hydrochlorothiazide, if my medicine is not available for a day as it also contains my medicine.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
I am taking losartan potassium 50 mg daily at bed time, can I take losartan potassium hydrochlorothiazide, if my medi...
YOu can take losartan potassium hydrochlorothiazide if losartan potassium 50 mg is not available
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Can losartan 50 mg be substituted from amlogard 5 mg as both have same function. As both are used to low the blood pressure.

BHMS
Homeopath, Secunderabad
Do not substitute or change any medications without the consent of the doctor who is treating the patient. If needed you can discuss about your doubts to the doctor who can help you understand the situation. The doctor tries to give what suits the...

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