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- What is losartan, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?
- What brand names are available for losartan?
- Is losartan available as a generic drug?
- Do I need a prescription for losartan?
- What are the side effects of losartan?
- What is the dosage for losartan?
- Which drugs or supplements interact with losartan?
- Is losartan safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
- What else should I know about losartan?
Is losartan safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
When used in the second or third trimester of pregnancy , ARBs can cause injury and even death to the fetus. Losartan should not be used during pregnancy. When pregnancy is first detected, losartan should be stopped.
It is not known whether losartan is excreted in breast milk, but losartan and its active form are excreted in rat milk. Due to the possibility of harm to the nursing infant, if possible, losartan should be discontinued by females who are nursing.
What else should I know about losartan?
What preparations of losartan are available?
Tablets: 25, 50 and 100 mg
How should I keep losartan stored?
Tablets should be stored at room temperature in a tightly closed, light resistant container.
Reference: FDA Prescribing Information
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