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Common Brand Name: Cozaar

Proper Use & Dosage Information

Medically reviewed by Jessica Swirble, PharmD
Last updated on 5/9/2024

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What is the typical starting dose for losartan?

Losartan is available in the following forms:

  • Oral tablets (25 mg, 50 mg, 100 mg)

The typical starting dose of losartan varies depending on the condition being treated, the severity of the condition, and individual patient factors. It is important to follow your healthcare provider's instructions regarding dosage and administration.

For hypertension (high blood pressure), the typical starting doses may be:

  • 50 mg taken orally once daily.

For patients with liver impairment or those taking diuretics, the starting dose may be lower.

Your healthcare provider will determine the most appropriate dose based on your medical history, current medications, and response to the medication.

Losartan should be taken exactly as prescribed by your healthcare provider. Do not exceed the recommended dose or duration of treatment without consulting your provider.

If you have any questions about your dosage, contact your healthcare provider. If you want to talk to a provider right away, book an online doctor appointment on Sesame to discuss your concerns.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember it. If it's almost time for another dose of losartan, skip the missed dose and take your next dose as scheduled. Do not take or apply a double dose of losartan.

What do I do if I'm feeling better?

Do not discontinue or alter your losartan dosage without consulting with your healthcare provider. Follow your healthcare provider's instructions regarding dosing and other recommendations for taking losartan.

How should I store losartan?

Store losartan as directed by your healthcare provider or pharmacist. Proper storage is essential to maintain the medication's effectiveness. losartan should be stored at room temperature, away from excessive heat, light, and moisture.

Keep the medication out of the reach of children and ensure that the container is tightly closed.