Contain the active ingredient : Losartan potassium is a type of medicine called an angiotensin II receptor antagonist. It works by blocking angiotensin II receptors and preventing the action of a hormone called angiotensin II.
Angiotensin II is involved in regulating blood pressure and fluid balance. It has two main actions. It causes the blood vessels to constrict and narrow; it also reduces the amount of salt and water that the kidneys filter out of the blood. Both these actions increase the pressure in the blood vessels.
By blocking the action of angiotensin II, losartan allows the blood vessels to widen and more fluid to be filtered out of the blood by the kidneys. This lowers blood pressure.
When the pressure in the blood vessels is reduced, it makes it easier for the heart to pump the blood around the body. This means that losartan can be used to improve the symptoms of heart failure, where the heart isn't pumping as efficiently as it should be.
Losartan is used in diabetic kidney disease because it lowers high blood pressure (which can damage the kidneys) but also because it can help protect the kidneys and slow down the progression of the disease.
What is It used for?
Lowering high blood pressure with no known cause (essential hypertension) in adults and in children and adolescents aged 6 to 18 years.
Reducing the risk of stroke in adults with high blood pressure and an enlarged heart (left ventricular hypertrophy).
Treating diabetic kidney disease (diabetic nephropathy) in adults with type 2 diabetes.
Treating chronic heart failure in adults who can't take medicines called ACE inhibitors.
Size : 3 x 10's = 30 tablets / box
English instruction leaflet inside the box.