How it should be taken
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.
Dosage & When it is to be taken
PO- The recommended dose in adults is 80 mg taken once daily.
When it is not to be taken (Contraindications)
Contraindicated during second or third trimester of pregnancy, diabetes
, and known hypersensitivity.
Why it is prescribed (Indications)
This medication is an angiotensin II receptor antagonist, prescribed for hypertension. It improves blood flow by widening blood vessels.
Category C :
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Warnings and Precautions
Caution should be exercised in patients with history of blood vessel problems, poor blood circulation, heart, liver, or kidney disease, sugar, stroke, heart attack, dehydration, angioedema, low blood volume, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
It may cause dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery and get up slowly from bed while taking this medication.
Monitor blood pressure, blood electrolyte levels, and heart or kidney function regularly while taking this medication.
Store it at room temperature (25°C), and in an airtight container. Protect from moisture and light.