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Losartan : Interaction with Food, Herbs and Alcohol


Interaction of Losartan with Food, Herbs and Alcohol - For your own safety It is important to understand and avoid the drug-food interaction and how to take the medication. Drug-food interaction can sometimes cause side effects and can even reduce the efficacy of the drug.
Losartan is an angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB), prescribed for high blood pressure. It is also used for prevention of stroke, and diabetic nephropathy.

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Losartan Interactions with Food and Herbs

Grapefruit Juice: Interaction of grapefruit juice with losartan decreases the effectiveness of the drug.

Losartan Interactions with Alcohol

Drinking alcohol when you are on losartan will increase the side effects of the drug resulting in drowsiness, dizziness or faintness.
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How to Take the Medication -

Losartan is available in the form of tablet to be taken once or twice a day. You may take losartan either with food or on an empty stomach. For adults 50 mg per day is a recommended dose. Don't exceed the recommended level. Follow the instructions exactly as directed by your doctor. Do not stop the medicine without consulting the doctor as it might result in some unwanted side effects.
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