Kenzar

Kenzar

losartan

Manufacturer:

ACME

Distributor:

Bell-Kenz Pharma

Marketer:

Euro Generics
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Losartan K
Indications/Uses
Management of HTN particularly in patients who develop cough w/ ACE inhibitors & to reduce the risk of stroke in patients w/ left ventricular hypertrophy & in the treatment of diabetic nephropathy. 50 mg tab: Management of heart failure.
Dosage/Direction for Use
HTN 50 mg once daily, may be increased to 100 mg daily based on BP response in 1 or 2 divided doses. Patient w/ intravascular vol depletion (those treated w/ high-dose diuretics) Initially 25 mg daily. Elderly >75 yr Initially 25 mg once daily. Diabetic nephropathy Initially 50 mg once daily, increased to 100 mg once daily depending on BP.
Administration
May be taken with or without food.
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity. Renal artery stenosis & hyperkalemia. Concomitant use w/ K-sparing diuretics. Pregnancy & lactation.
Adverse Reactions
Dizziness, asthenia/fatigue & vertigo.
Drug Interactions
Reduced levels of active metabolite w/ rifampin & fluconazole. Increased serum K w/ K-sparing diuretics (eg, spironolactone, triamterene, amiloride), K supplements or salt containing K. Attenuated antihypertensive effect w/ NSAID indomethacin.
ATC Classification
C09CA01 - losartan ; Belongs to the class of angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs). Used in the treatment of cardiovascular disease.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Kenzar FC tab 50 mg
Packing/Price
30's (P495/pack, P16.5/film-coated tab)
Form
Kenzar FC tab 100 mg
Packing/Price
30's (P17.5/film-coated tab, P525/box)
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