Losartan Potassium is used to lower a person's chances of a stroke or heart attack by treating high blood pressure. Losartan Potassium works by relaxing the muscles so that blood can flow more freely and easily. Common side effects include joint pain, muscle cramps, and heartburn.
Losartan Potassium is a combination drug that is used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure). Losartan Potassium is also used to reduce the chances of strokes in patients with an enlarged heart or high blood pressure.
Losartan Potassium is in a class of drugs called angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs). It works by relaxing the blood vessels, an action that allows the blood to flow smoothly. Hydrochlorothiazide is in the category of drugs called diuretics. It works by helping your body make more urine, thereby helping the body eliminate excess water and salt.
By lowering blood pressure, Losartan Potassium reduces the risk of heart attacks, strokes, and kidney problems.