Covance (Losartan Potassium)
What is Covance (Losartan Potassium) used for?
Covance (Losartan Potassium) is used to reduce the risk of a stroke in patients suffering from high blood pressure, and a certain condition known as left ventricular hypertrophy. It is also used on its own or together with other drugs to treat hypertension. Patients with type 2 diabetes may also be given this drug to treat kidney disease. This drug is a type of angiotensin II receptor antagonist, which helps the blood to flow more smoothly.
How should I use Covance (Losartan Potassium)?
Covance (Losartan Potassium) tablets are taken by mouth, with or without food. The standard dose is one tablet per day, however this dosage may differ for each individual patient, and you are advised to follow the instructions of your physician. You should be aware that it can take 3 to 6 weeks for you to notice the positive effects of this drug. Continue taking it unless told not to by your physician.
What are the side effects of Covance (Losartan Potassium)?
Side effects of Covance (Losartan Potassium) include:
If you notice that any of these side effects worsen, or if other more serious side effects occur, you should consult your physician.
This medication can severely harm an unborn baby. Therefore, it should not be taken by women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Precautions should be taken to ensure that patients don't become pregnant when taking this drug.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Covance (Losartan Potassium). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.