Covance (Losartan Potassium)
What is Covance (Losartan Potassium) used for?
Covance (Losartan Potassium) is an oral angiotensin II receptor agonist prescribed to treat patients suffering from hypertension. The medication prevents blood vessels in the body from narrowing to allow easier circulation and to reduce the amount of work required by the heart to pump the blood. This can reduce the occurrence of symptoms such as headaches, agitation, faintness, or chest pain. This action may also make the medication useful for reducing the risk of strokes in patients with hypertension, kidney disease in patients with type 2 diabetes, or for chronic heart failure. Your doctor may also prescribe the medication in combination with others or for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Covance (Losartan Potassium)?
Always use Covance (Losartan Potassium) according to your doctor`s instructions to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. One tablet is typically administered once daily, but your individual directions will depend on your age, weight, health condition, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a large glass of water and may be taken with or without food, although a meal or snack is recommended prior to use if you experience nausea. Never chew, split, or crush the tablets prior to use as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents.
What are the side effects of Covance (Losartan Potassium)?
Side effects associated with the use of Covance (Losartan Potassium) include:
Stop using the medication and contact your doctor as soon as possible if you experience any serious side effects such as faintness, sensitive skin, easier bruising, unusual swelling, chest pain, trouble breathing, painful urination, or high levels of potassium. These conditions may require lower doses, reduced application frequency, or emergency medical attention in serious cases to prevent further health complications from occurring.
Do not begin using Covance (Losartan Potassium) if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, fructose intolerant, lactose intolerant, or if the patient being treated is a child. Also inform your doctor if you have mitral valve stenosis, decreased fluid volume, renal artery stenosis, severe heart failure, aortic stenosis, angioedema, a history of reduced liver function, or if you have recently had a kidney transplant. These conditions may lead to unexpected health problems requiring special adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly use Covance (Losartan Potassium) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Covance (Losartan Potassium) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.