Losartan is a drug used to treat high blood pressure. You can now order the antihypertensive and a follow-up prescription, online at Apomeds. Losartan with the eponymous active ingredient is used to treat high blood pressure and to relieve the heart. Losartan is a blood pressure reducer that is also used for the long-term treatment of hypertension.
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The active ingredient Losartan is one of the most important hypertension drugs in the market. It belongs to the group of sartans or angiotensin receptor antagonists (ARB).Sartans are receptor antagonists of the ACE receptors and, in addition to the ACE inhibitors and beta-blockers, are the most important drugs for lowering blood pressure. They block the docking site or the receptor of the hormone angiotensin II and suppress its action. Normally, this hormone causes a rise in blood pressure because it provokes vasoconstriction, decreased kidney circulation as well as increased recovery of sodium ions and hence water in the kidneys. Sartans have relatively few side effects as they interfere with the hormone control loop later than the ACE inhibitors.
The natural regulation of blood pressure is a normal body function. If more energy is needed, the body automatically increases blood pressure, and during periods of rest it automatically lowers it. A disturbance in this natural system can lead to high blood pressure and the person usually does not feel it. Therefore, he does not notice when hypertension gradually gets worse. Constant unnoticed hypertension especially affects small vessels, as found in the eye and in the kidneys. Long-term unrecognized hypertension may result in loss of vision and severe kidney dysfunction. In order to prevent consequential damage, the affected persons must do sports, eat healthily and take antihypertensive medication.
The drug Losartan, is one of the most important antihypertensive agents and was approved in the US in 1995. As it is relatively new drug, it can be taken over a long period of time and maintains a very good tolerability. The drug is a sartan or angiotensin II receptor antagonist. It inhibits the formation of vasoconstrictor messengers such as angiotensin II and enhances the formation of vasodilators such as bradykinin. By taking the drug, the blood pressure is regulated and the heart is relieved.
Healthy adults who tolerate the drug Pregnant and breastfeeding women should use the medicine only after consulting the doctor (see contra-indications) The drug may be used in children over six years, but in a reduced and body- weight adjusted dose.
In order to have a uniform effect on the body, it is recommended to take Losartan twice a day due to its rapid breakdown. However, the doctor may also advise you to take the product only once a day. The usual dosage is between 12.5 and 100 milligrams per day. Children, adolescents and patients with renal impairment should receive a reduced dose.
The use of machinery and driving should be avoided if larger quantities are consumed. There might be other side effects but these are very low compared to the ACE inhibitors:
Losartan increases the effect of:
The following remedies reduce the effect of Losartan:
For hypertension medications can only be issued a follow-up prescription. The following hypertension drugs are available at Apomeds:
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You can choose your treatment on Apomeds and fill out an online questionnaire that will be approved by licences doctors we work with. If you are eligible for the high blood pressure medication, the follow-up prescription will be issued to you and sent home together with the remedy, in a discreet package.