What is losartan ?
Losartan is a medication that belongs to a class of drugs called angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs). It is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) and is also used to reduce the risk of stroke in people with high blood pressure and an enlarged heart.
Losartan works by blocking the action of a hormone called angiotensin II, which helps to relax and widen blood vessels, reducing blood pressure. It is typically taken once a day as a pill and is usually taken in combination with other medications and lifestyle changes (such as diet and exercise) to help manage blood pressure.
Losartan is generally well-tolerated, but it can cause side effects such as dizziness, headaches, and upset stomach. It is important to follow the dosage and treatment plan prescribed by your healthcare provider and to talk to your provider if you experience any side effects.