(loe SAR tan)
What is this drug used for?
• It is used to treat high blood pressure.
• It is used to protect kidney function in diabetic patients who have protein loss.
• It is used to lower the chance of stroke in people with high blood pressure and some certain heart problems.
• It may be given to you for other reasons. Talk with the doctor.
Frequently reported side effects of this drug
• Cold-like symptoms
• Back pain
• Loss of strength and energy
• Runny nose
Other side effects of this drug: Talk with your doctor right away if you have any of these signs of:
• Kidney problems like unable to pass urine, blood in urine, change in amount of urine passed, or weight gain.
• High potassium like abnormal heartbeat, confusion, dizziness, passing out, weak, shortness of breath, numbness or tingling feeling.
• Low blood sugar like dizziness, headache, fatigue, feeling weak, shaking, a fast heartbeat, confusion, hunger, or sweating.
• Severe dizziness
• Passing out
• Chest pain
• Swelling of arms or legs
• Signs of a significant reaction like wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Medication Safety Issues
Cozaar may be confused with Colace, Coreg, Hyzaar, Zocor
Losartan may be confused with lorcaserin, valsartan
Storage and Stability
Store at 25°C (77°F); excursions are permitted to 15°C to 30°C (59°F to 86°F). Protect from light
Incidences occurred with hypertensive patients unless otherwise specified.
Cardiovascular: Atrial fibrillation, cerebrovascular accident, chest pain (type 2 diabetic nephropathy), edema, hypotension (type 2 diabetic nephropathy), orthostatic hypotension (type 2 diabetic nephropathy), palpitations, syncope
Central nervous system: Depression, dizziness, drowsiness, fatigue (type 2 diabetic nephropathy), headache, migraine, myasthenia (type 2 diabetic nephropathy), paresthesia, sleep disorder, vertigo
Dermatologic: Pruritus, skin photosensitivity, skin rash, urticaria
Endocrine & metabolic: Hyperkalemia (type 2 diabetic nephropathy), hypoglycemia (type 2 diabetic nephropathy)
Gastrointestinal: Abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea (type 2 diabetic nephropathy), nausea, vomiting
Genitourinary: Impotence, urinary tract infection (type 2 diabetic nephropathy)
Hematologic & oncologic: Anemia (hypertension and type 2 diabetic nephropathy)
Neuromuscular & skeletal: Arthralgia, asthenia (type 2 diabetic nephropathy), back pain (hypertension and type 2 diabetic neuropathy), myalgia
Respiratory: Cough (ARBs; Matchar 2008), dyspnea, nasal congestion, upper respiratory tract infection
Rare but important or life-threatening: Anaphylaxis, angioedema, dysgeusia, erythroderma, facial edema, glottis edema, Henoch-Schonlein purpura, hepatitis, hyponatremia, laryngeal edema, lip edema, malaise, pharyngeal edema, rhabdomyolysis, thrombocytopenia, tongue edema, vasculitis