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Lotensin Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Lotensin is in a family of drugs known as ACE inhibitors. It works by preventing a chemical in your blood known as angiotensin I from converting into a more potent form that increases salt and water retention in your body. It is used for the treatment of high blood pressure. It also enhances blood flow throughout your blood vessels.

Lotensin Dosage

  • For adults, the usual starting dose is 10 milligrams, once a day.
  • If you have kidney problem, then the usual starting dose is 5 milligrams per day.
  • The safety and effectiveness of Lotensin have not been established in children 6 years old and younger or children with kidney disease.

Uses of Lotensin

  • It is used to treats high blood pressure.
  • It may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Lotensin

Before taken Lotensin medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor. If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Lotensin. Side effects may include:

  • Cough
  • Dizziness
  • Headache

Warnings and precautions before taking Lotensin:

  • If you develop abdominal pain with or without nausea and vomiting, then you should contact your doctor.
  • If you have congestive heart failure, then you should be used Lotensin with extra caution.
  • If you develop a sore throat or fever, then you should contact your doctor immediately. Because it could indicate a more serious illness.
  • If you are taking this medicine, then excessive sweating, dehydration, severe diarrhea, or vomiting could make you lose too much water, causing your blood pressure to become too low.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Lotensin with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Lotensin with the following:

  • Diuretics such as Lasix and HydroDIURIL
  • Lithium
  • Potassium supplements such as Slow-K

Although there is no specific information available. But after taken Lotensin if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect.

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