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General Information on Amlodipine and Losartan

Generic Name : Amlodipine and Losartan

Pronunciation : am-LOE-di-peen- loe sar' tan

Latest prescription information about Amlodipine and Losartan. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its storage instructions . Also listed are the Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
Therapeutic Classification : Calcium channel blocker and Angiotensin II receptor antagonist

Trade Names/Brand Names of Amlodipine and Losartan

India- Acord-L, Alsartan-A, Amcard-Lp, Amchek-Z, Amlokind-L, Amlokos-L, Amlopres-Z, Amlotin-Hs, Amlotin-Ls, Amlozaar, Amlozaar-H, Angicam-Lt, Angilo-Am, Biozaar-Am, Covamlo, Cupine-L, Czar-Am, Lanxes-A, Lartan-Am, Lopassium, Losacar-A, Losar-A, Lospot-Am, Lozadip, Nicol-Ls, Nusar-Am L, Repace-A, Repace-Af, Tozam, Zilos-Am.

Why is Amlodipine and Losartan Prescribed? (Indications)

This combination medication contains calcium channel blocker and angiotensin II receptor antagonist, prescribed for mild to moderate hypertension. 

When should Amlodipine and Losartan not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity. Avoid concomitant potassium supplements.

What is the dosage of Amlodipine and Losartan?

Adult: PO Per tab contains amlodipine 5 mg and losartan potassium 50 mg: The recommended initial dose is 1 tab/day; it may be increased up to 2 tab/day.

How should Amlodipine and Losartan be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, as directed by your physician.

What are the warnings and precautions for Amlodipine and Losartan?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of impaired liver or kidney function, heart failure, poor blood circulation, sick-sinus syndrome, severe ventricular dysfunction, elderly, children, during pregnancy and lactation.

It may cause dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

Monitor serum potassium concentration.

What are the side effects of Amlodipine and Losartan?

   Heart : First-dose hypotension.
   Central nervous System : Headache, dizziness, weakness, fatigue.
   Musculoskeletal : Back pain, muscle pain.
   Gastrointestinal : GI disturbances, transient elevation of liver enzymes; taste disturbances.
   Miscellaneous : Respiratory tract disorders, cough, rash, allergic reactions.

What are the other precautions for Amlodipine and Losartan?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Amlodipine and Losartan?

Store it at room temperature.

Last Updated : August 2013

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Django, United States

I am taking these two drugs for BP. It is moderately effective. However, I experience severe neck and trapezius muscle aches and tension. I need am alternative, but we have not determined whether it is the combination of the two, of simply one out of the two.

Lourdes7, Venezuela

1 pill of Losartan 50 mg and 1 pill of Amlodipina 5 mg. daily would affect my osteoporosis?

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