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Losartan tablets belong to a group of medicines known as angiotensin-II receptor antagonists. Angiotensin-II is a substance produced in the body which binds to receptors in blood vessels, causing them to tighten. This results in an increase in blood pressure. Losartan prevents the binding of angiotensin-II to these receptors, causing the blood vessels to relax which in turn lowers the blood pressure.
If you buy Losartan tablets they can help prevent future heart attacks, strokes and kidney problems that can be caused by high blood pressure. High blood pressure rarely has noticeable symptoms, and if left untreated greatly increases the risk of stroke and heart attack. High blood pressure occurs for a variety of reasons including genetic predispositions, weight and old age. Medication such as Losartan tablets may be prescribed to help reduce high blood pressure and therefore reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke.
Losartan tablets will be most effective in combination with a healthy diet and exercise as this will help reduce your blood pressure. If Losartan is not effective there are other medications for high blood pressure. Speak to your doctor or pharmacist to find the best solution for you. You can buy Losartan tablets online from e-Surgery with a quick 2 minute health questionnaire, to ensure the medication is right for you.
Alternatively you can use our free Ask a Pharmacist service to find the right medication for you before you commit to buy Losartan tablets online.
Losartan tablets are a different medication known as Angiotensin-II receptor antagonists which is different to beta blockers, although both are used to treat high blood pressure. Beta blocker medication can be used to reduce high blood pressure such as Propranolol.
Ensure you talk to your doctor if you’re unsure which one is right for you or use our free Ask a Pharmacist service!
If you buy Losartan tablets treatment usually starts with 50mg once a day. The maximal blood pressure lowering effect should be reached 3-6 weeks after beginning treatment. In some patients the dose may later be increased to 100mg once daily.
The Losartan tablets should be swallowed with a glass of water. You should try to take your daily dose at about the same time each day. It is important that you continue to take Losartan tablets until your doctor tells you otherwise.
Continue to take Losartan tablets even if you start to feel better. If your feel like the Losartan tablets are not working or you are experiencing unmanageable side effects speak to your Doctor or pharmacist about changing medication or dosage.
Around a third of adults in the UK have high blood pressure, although many will not realise it. The only way to find out if your blood pressure is high is to have your blood pressure checked. Adults over 40 are advised to get their blood pressure checked every 5 years.
If your blood pressure is high you are at risk of developing certain diseases and can be a sign of more serious issues like obesity. When you buy Losartan tablets online or other similar medication it can help reduce your blood pressure.
You can learn about home remedies for high blood pressure on our Health Hub!
Common causes of high blood pressure include:
Making healthy lifestyle changes can help keep your blood pressure at a normal level. High blood pressure can also be triggered by certain medication. These include:
High blood pressure is often symptom-less, and you will not necessarily know you have it until you get tested. Although some symptoms can include:
If you experience any of these symptoms, contact your doctor straight away.
Like all medication, when you buy Losartan tablets they can cause side effects. Consult the Losartan tablets patient information leaflet for more information about possible side effects. Some common side effects include:
If you begin to experience the signs of an allergic reaction (very rare) stop taking Losartan immediately and speak to a doctor/go to the hospital. Signs for this include:
There are no known dangers between Losartan tablets and food, although Losartan tablets are most effective in combination with a healthy, balanced diet.
Losartan tablets are not considered to be harmful when combined with the consumption of alcohol, however, it is advised that you avoid significant alcohol consumption, as it can increase the risk of low blood pressure, which can lead to lightheadedness.
When you buy Losartan tablets check with your doctor or prescriber before taking any combinations of medication. The following medication can cause some issues:
If your kidney function is impaired, the concomitant use of these medicines may lead to a worsening of the kidney function. Lithium containing medicines should not be taken in combination with losartan tablets without close supervision by your doctor. Special precautionary measures (e.g. blood tests) may be appropriate.
You should not take Losartan tablets if any of the following apply:
It is important to tell your doctor before taking Losartan tablets if you:
Losartan tablets are not recommended in early pregnancy, and must not be taken if you are more than 3 months pregnant, as it may cause serious harm to your baby if used at that stage.
If you are not sure if any of these apply to you, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Losartan tablets. If you develop a dry cough which is persistent for a long time after starting treatment with Lisinopril tablets, talk to your doctor.
High blood pressure can lead to heart attacks, stroke and even death. When you buy Losartan tablets online it is a great way to reduce high blood pressure. In combination with a healthy diet and exercise (where possible) you can reduce the effects of high blood pressure.
It is also really easy to buy Losartan tablets online and avoid the GP wait times and trips to the pharmacy. You can buy Losartan tablets online from a trusted online pharmacy such as e-Surgery, simply answer a quick 2 minute questionnaire and have your medications delivered to you.
Yes, there are plenty of other options and if one is ineffective your doctor may prescribe a different medication. Some examples include Ramipril, Perindopril and Amlodipine as well as beta-blockers such as Atenolol and Bisoprolol.
Store Losartan tablets in a cool, dry place away from children as per instruction of the Losartan tablets Patient Information Leaflet.
Do not use Losartan tablets after the expiry date on the box. Whenever you buy Losartan tablets or any other medication online please check the expiry date when it arrives in the post.
You can buy Losartan tablets online from registered prescribers such as e-Surgery.
Whenever you are buying Losartan tablets or any other medication, make sure you check for the green GPhC logo on the bottom of each page of the website you are using.
You can use the GPhC website to check if a pharmacy is registered. This will ensure that when you buy Losartan tablets online they are genuine.
You can find more information about Losartan tablets online in the Losartan tablets information leaflet.
You can also use our completely free Ask-a-Pharmacist service to get health advice from a trained professional. We’re here to help!
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Whenever you buy Losartan tablets online they will come in blister packs that are not currently recyclable, so once they have been used can be disposed of in a general waste bin. If the Losartan tablets are unfinished dispose of medication safely and drop them off at a local pharmacy. Cardboard packaging and paper patient information leaflets are recyclable.
For any more information on disposal of Losartan tablets you can use our free Ask-a-Pharmacist service.
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