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Cozaar Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is losartan (Cozaar)?
- What are the possible side effects of losartan (Cozaar)?
- What is the most important information I should know about losartan (Cozaar)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking losartan (Cozaar)?
- How should I take losartan (Cozaar)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Cozaar)?
- What happens if I overdose (Cozaar)?
- What should I avoid while taking losartan (Cozaar)?
- What other drugs will affect losartan (Cozaar)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Cozaar)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Cozaar)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
What should I avoid while taking losartan (Cozaar)?
Drinking alcohol can further lower your blood pressure and may increase certain side effects of losartan.
Do not use potassium supplements or salt substitutes while you are taking losartan, unless your doctor has told you to.
Avoid getting up too fast from a sitting or lying position, or you may feel dizzy. Get up slowly and steady yourself to prevent a fall.
What other drugs will affect losartan (Cozaar)?
Tell your doctor about all medicines you use, and those you start or stop using during your treatment with losartan, especially:
- a diuretic or "water pill";
- other blood pressure medications;
- celecoxib; or
- aspirin or other NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Aleve), celecoxib, diclofenac, indomethacin, meloxicam, and others.
This list is not complete. Other drugs may interact with losartan, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Not all possible interactions are listed in this medication guide.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about losartan.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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- Cozaar Side Effects Center
- Cozaar Overview including Precautions
- Cozaar FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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