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It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Cardisan.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Cardisan is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in ... View More
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Cardisan is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
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It is not known whether Cardisan alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and re... View More
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Cardisan is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Cardisan is recommended. However, talk to your doctor if you have any und... View More
Cardisan should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Cardisan may be needed. Please consult your doctor. Use of Cardi... View More
Cardisan is a medicine used to treat high blood pressure and heart disease. Lowering blood pressure helps to prevent future heart attack and stroke. Thi... View More
Uses of Cardisan
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Heart failure
- Prevention of heart attack and stroke
Side effects of Cardisan
- Decreased blood pressure
- Hypoglycemia (low blood glucose level)
- Increased potassium level in blood
- Increased blood urea
How to use Cardisan
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Cardisan may be taken with... View More
How Cardisan works
Cardisan is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB). It relaxes the blood vessel by blocking the action of a chemical that usually makes blood vessels tig... View More
What if you forget to take Cardisan?
If you miss a dose of Cardisan, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.
- Take it at the same time every day to help you remember to take it.
- It can make you feel dizzy for the first few days. Rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down for a long time.
- Your doctor may get regular tests done to monitor the level of urea, creatinine, and potassium in your blood.
- Avoid taking anti-inflammatory medicines such as ibuprofen along with this medicine without consulting your doctor.
- Do not take Cardisan if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
- Do not stop taking it suddenly without talking to your doctor.
Diabetic nephropathy, Hypertension, Stroke risk reduction of hypertensive or LVH patients, Heart Failure, Hypertensive Patients with Left Ventricular Hy... View More
May be taken with or without food.
Oral Hypertension Adult: 50 mg once daily, may increase to 100 mg/day as single dose or in 2 divided doses if needed. Patients w/ intravascular volume... View More
Hypertension <6 years: Safety and efficacy not established Child: >6 yr 20-50 kg: Initially, 0.7 mg/kg. Max: 50 mg/day; >50 kg: Initially, 1.4 mg/... View More
Renal impairment: CrCl <20 ml/min: Initially 25 mg once daily.
Losartan potassium is contraindicated in patients who are hypersensitive to the active ingredient or any component of the drug. Concomitant use w/ alisk... View More
Mode of Action
Losartan is an angiotensin II receptor antagonist. It selectively and competitively blocks the vasoconstricting and aldosterone-secreting effects of ang... View More
Volume-depleted patients including patients on high-dose diuretics. Patients w/ bilateral renal artery stenosis , aortic or mitral stenosis. Renal and m... View More
>10% Fatigue (14%),Hypoglycemia (14%),Anemia (14%),Urinary tract infection (UTI) (13%),Chest pain (12%),Weakness (14%),Diarrhea (2-15%),Cough; incidenc... View More
Pregnancy Category Note
Pregnancy Categories C (first trimester) and D (second and third trimesters).
May decrease plasma levels / fluconazole and rifampicin. May increase serum lithium levels and toxicity. May antagonise hypotensive effect and increase ... View More
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The information provided herein is accurate, updated and complete as per the best practices of the Company. Please note that this information should not... View More