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Losartan is an angiotensin II receptor blocker drug which is used to treat patients with high blood pressure.
Losartan relaxes the blood vessels and reduces the blood pressure.
Losartan is prescribed for treating high blood pressure, chronic heart failure, kidney diseases in diabetics or diabetic nephropathy, left ventricular hypertrophy or enlargement of the left side walls of the heart, and isolated systolic hypertension.
Some precautions include while taking losartan are as follows:
1. Stop taking potassium supplements or salt substitutes.
2. Avoid standing suddenly from a sitting or lying position.
3. If no adequate response after three weeks, consult the physician.
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