Losartan Potassium Oral Tablet 100Mg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Losartan Potassium: Oral tablet (100mg)

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Losartan 100mg Tablet
Lupin Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: LU  |  P23
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Losartan 100mg Tablet
Zydus Pharmaceuticals (USA) Inc
Pill Identification: Z 18 
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Losartan 100mg Tablet
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Losartan 100mg Tablet
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Losartan 100mg Tablet
Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
Pill Identification: 93  |  7366

What is this Medicine?

LOSARTAN (loe SAR tan) is used to treat high blood pressure and to reduce the risk of stroke in certain patients. This drug also slows the progression of kidney disease in patients with diabetes.

CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Losartan Potassium: Oral tablet(100mg)
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
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Losartan Potassium 100mg Tablet

NDC: 681800212
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Diabetic Nephropathy, Proteinuria, Hypertension, Stroke Prophylaxis

Sometimes used for but not FDA approved for the following conditions:
Heart Failure

Storage Information
Protect from light
Store at 77 degrees F; excursions permitted to 59-86 degrees F
Losartan Potassium 100mg Tablet
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Lupin Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: LU  |  P23
Shape: oblong
Color: white

Reported Side Effects for Losartan Potassium 100mg Tablet

Bruise Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Diaphoresis Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Conjunctivitis Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Confusion Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Blurred Vision Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Low Kidney Function Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Incoordination Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Abnormal Heart Rhythm Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Vomiting Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Fainting Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Brain Attack Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Nerve Pain Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Heart Attack Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Dry Mouth Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Balance Problems Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Rapid Heart Rate Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Decreased Memory Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Weakness Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Visual Impairment Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Rapid Heart Rate Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: RAPID
Rhinitis Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Skin Rash Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Photosensitivity Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Paresthesias Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Rapid Heart Rate Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Eye Irritation Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Nighttime Urination Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Muscle And/Or Bone Pain Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Decreased Sexual Desire Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Increased Urination Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Impotence (erectile Dysfunction) Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Hypoesthesia Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Flushing Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Skin Redness Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Gout Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Gas Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Fever Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Nose Bleed Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Shortness Of Breath Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Drowsiness Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Depression Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Tooth Pain Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Constipation Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Slow Heart Beat Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: RAPID
Heart Block Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Irregular Heart Beat Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Joint Pain Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Nervousness Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Decreased Appetite Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Chest Pain Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Anemia Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Hair Loss Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Rapid Heart Rate Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Hives Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Shaking Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Ringing In Ears Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Itching Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Postural Low Blood Pressure Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Migraine Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Low Blood Pressure Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: RAPID
Chest Pain Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Upset Stomach Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Headache Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Stomach Pain Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Muscle Cramps Incidence:
1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Sinus Infection Incidence:
1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Sore Throat Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Cough Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Inability To Sleep Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Tired Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Loose Stools Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Upset Stomach Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Muscle Pain Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Swelling Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Weakness Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Back Pain Incidence:
2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Stuffy Nose Incidence:
2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Lightheadedness Incidence:
3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Infection Incidence:
8.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Daily Life Interactions for Losartan Potassium 100mg Tablet

Elements of your daily lifestyle may have an effect on the medications you are taking. Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects, reduce the effectiveness of your medicine or possibly increase the action of a particular medicine.

Moderate Lifestyle Interaction
Alcohol and Losartan Potassium 100mg Tablet(Losartan Potassium)
Alcohol and Antihypertensives(Losartan Potassium)
Although an interaction is possible, Ethanol (alchohol) and Antihypertensive Agents (drugs used to reduce high blood pressure) may be used together. Ethanol or alchohol-containing beverages may increase the effects of Antihypertensive Agents on your blood pressure. If the blood pressure drops too low while taking Ethanol and Antihypertensive Agents, you may become dizzy or feel faint. To limit this interaction, avoid alcohol-containing beverages while taking medicines to lower your blood pressure. Do not stand or sit up too quickly. Contact your prescriber if you have dizziness which does not go away.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class D - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in pregnant women have demonstrated a risk to the fetus. However, the benefits of therapy may outweigh the potential risk. For example, the drug may be acceptable if needed in a life-threatening situation or serious disease for which safer drugs cannot be used or are ineffective.

SECOND Trimester

Class D - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in pregnant women have demonstrated a risk to the fetus. However, the benefits of therapy may outweigh the potential risk. For example, the drug may be acceptable if needed in a life-threatening situation or serious disease for which safer drugs cannot be used or are ineffective.

THIRD Trimester

Class D - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in pregnant women have demonstrated a risk to the fetus. However, the benefits of therapy may outweigh the potential risk. For example, the drug may be acceptable if needed in a life-threatening situation or serious disease for which safer drugs cannot be used or are ineffective.

Lactation

Caution - Not enough information is available to rule out harm to infants when this drug is taken by nursing mothers.


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