What Side Effects Losartan Can Have?
Below you will find the most important information about possible known side effects of Losartan.
These side effects do not occur, but you can. Because every person reacts differently to medication. Please also note that the type and frequency of side effects may vary depending on the drug formulation (eg tablet, syringe, ointment).
Common side effects:
Drowsiness, dizziness, headache, upper respiratory tract infections.
Uncommon side effects:
liver function elevation, fatigue, rash, flushing, back pain, nausea, cough, flu-like symptoms, abdominal pain, diarrhea, pharyngitis, general swelling, tissue pooling, vomiting, airway inflammation (bronchitis), runny nose, shortness of breath. !! !!
Rare side effects:
joint pain, muscle pain, vascular swelling, swelling of the skin and mucous membranes, hives, itching, drops in individual or all white blood cell groups, dose-dependent drop in blood pressure when getting up and sitting, excessive drop in blood pressure (especially in patients with dehydration ), Chest swelling, constipation, weakness, organ sensation of the heart, insomnia, dry mouth, loss of consciousness without recognizable cause, disturbance of the heart excitement, stroke, abnormal sensations such as tingling and “running ants”, liver inflammation, anemia, too little platelets, migraine / p>
Very rare side effects and isolated cases:
inflammatory skin disease with clustered blisters.
What interactions does losartan show?
Please note that the interactions may vary depending on the drug formulation of a drug (eg tablet, syringe, ointment).
Co-administration of other antihypertensive agents may increase the hypertensive effect of losartan. Patients should be monitored carefully.
Combination with antihypertensives such as ACE inhibitors or aliskiren is not recommended as it increases the risk of side effects such as potassium deficiency, hypotension and decreased renal function. This is especially true in patients with kidney dysfunction due to diabetes.
Losartan’s hypotensive effect can be attenuated by non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (cortisone-free painkillers), including selective COX-2 inhibitors. Dose adjustment by the attending physician may be required.
If losartan is given with potassium-sparing dehydrators, potassium supplements or other agents that increase potassium levels (for example with the anticoagulant heparin), special medical attention is needed. A potassium increase in the blood would be possible and side effects could increase. Close-up blood tests are recommended.
Increasing the toxicity of lithium (psychotropic drugs) would also be possible. The doctor will decide in this case individually about a dose adjustment.