API Product   :    Losartan Potassium
CEP   :    ¤
WCC   :    ?
Therapeutic Use    :    Agents acting on the renin-angiotensin system; Antihypertensives
Agents acting on the renin-angiotensin system; Antihypertensives
Originator   :    Bristol-Myers Squibb
CAS No.    :    114798-26-4
Trade Name.   :    COZAAR
Molecular Weight   :    422.91 g/mol
Molecular Formula   :    C22H23ClN6O
Losartan is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) and to help protect the kidneys from damage due to diabetes. It is also used to lower the risk of strokes in patients with high blood pressure and an enlarged heart. Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems.
Losartan, sold under the trade name Cozaar among others, is a medication mainly used to treat high blood pressure. Other uses include for diabetic kidney disease, heart failure, and left ventricular enlargement. It is taken by mouth. It may be used together with other blood pressure medication. Up to six weeks may be required for the full effects to occur. Common side effects include muscle cramps, stuffy nose, cough, and high blood potassium. Severe side effects may include angioedema, low blood pressure, and kidney problems. Use during pregnancy may result in harm to the baby. Use is not recommended during breastfeeding. It is in the angiotensin II receptor antagonist family of medication and works by blocking angiotensin II.