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Alsartan 50 MG Tablet

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

Alsartan 50 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 50 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 50 MG Tablet is used for treating diabetic nephropathy, a kidney disease caused due to diabetes.

Alsartan 50 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 50 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 50 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 50 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 50 MG Tablet may worsen the condition.
type diabetes
Alsartan 50 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 50 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 50 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 50 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.
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
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 50 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 50 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 50 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 50 MG Tablet for?
Other
Hypertension
How much was the improvement?
Poor
Average
How long did it take before seeing improvement?
Within 6 hours
Within a day
How frequently did you take this medicine?
Once a day
How did you take this medicine?
With Food
With or without food
What were the side effects of this medicine?
painful urination
Fast heartbeat

Popular Questions & Answers

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 is more prudent.

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 blood vessels so that blood flows more smoothly and the heart can pump blood more efficiently. Indapamide is a diuretic that removes extra water and certain electrolytes from the body. Over time it also relaxes blood vessels and improves blood flow. We cannot say Losartan is a substitute for it even though losar also is an antihypertensive medicine.

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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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 individual patient and asks you to come for review regularly ( personal examniantion ) so that the present prescription is based on clinical and other findings.

Please suggest. What happen if a normal person ate 20 losartan potassium 50 mg tablet?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
Please suggest. What happen if a normal person ate 20 losartan potassium 50 mg tablet?
If a normal person ate 20 losartan potassium 50 mg tablets his BP will go down dangerously and he may lose consciousness
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Popular Health Tips

Chronic Nephritis - How To Cope With It?

DNB (Nephrology), MD, MBBS
Nephrologist, Delhi
Chronic Nephritis - How To Cope With It?

Chronic nephritis is a type of Glomerulonephritis (GN). In this condition, irritation takes place in the Glomeruli, which are parts in your kidneys comprising tiny blood vessels. These knots of vessels filter your blood and remove excess fluids from the body. In case your glomeruli are harmed, your kidneys will quit working properly and you can suffer from kidney failure. It is a very serious illness that can be life threatening and requires immediate medical intervention.

The condition is also called nephritis. There can be both acute and chronic nephritis. The chronic type of GN can take several years to develop with almost no obvious symptoms. This can cause irreversible harm to your kidneys and also prompt complete kidney failure.

Causes and risks:
A hereditary condition can once in a while cause chronic nephritis. It happens in young men with poor vision and poor hearing. Persistent and untreated conditions may also bring about chronic nephritis. A history of cancer in the family may likewise put you at danger. Having acute nephritis may make you more prone to build up chronic nephritis later on. Being exposed to some hydrocarbon solvents may build the danger of chronic nephritis. Chronic nephritis does not generally have a clear-cut cause. About 25% of individuals with this condition have no history of kidney diseases.

Symptoms:
A few symptoms of chronic nephritis include:

  1. Blood or abundance protein in your urine
  2. Hypertension
  3. Swelling in lower legs
  4. Continuous urination during evenings
  5. Bubbly or frothy urine (from abundance protein)
  6. Stomach pain
  7. Continuous nosebleeds


Treatment:
Depending upon the symptoms of the problem, the treatment might be distinctive. Some of the ways it can be dealt with are:

  • Controlling hypertension, particularly if that is the hidden cause for the problem. Circulatory strain might be difficult to control when your kidneys are not working properly. If so, your specialist may prescribe pulse medicines, including angiotensin-changing over catalyst inhibitors. Some of these medicines include Captopril, Lisinopril and Perindopril.
  • Your specialist may likewise recommend angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs). Some of these may include Losartan, Irbesartan and Valsartan.
  • Another technique to reduce immune-triggered aggravation is plasmapheresis. This procedure expels the liquid part of the blood (plasma) and replaces it with intravenous (IV) liquids or donated plasma (without any antibodies).

For chronic GN, you will have to decrease the level of protein, salt and potassium in your diet. Also, you should observe the amount of fluid you drink. Calcium supplements might be suggested and you may need to take diuretics to lessen swelling. Not surprisingly, check with your general physician or kidney specialist for rules about dietary restrictions or food. In case your condition worsens and causes kidney failure, you may need dialysis. This is a technique where a machine filters your blood. In the end, you may require a kidney transplant. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Nephrologist.

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