An overdose may cause a fast or slow heartbeat, dizziness, and feeling like passing out.
If you experience these symptoms, call 911 or contact the poison hotline at 1-800-222-1222.
How to store Insaar
- Keep all medicines out of the reach and sight of children.
- Store the tablets in a cool, dry place, away from direct heat and light.
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Never take more than the prescribed dose. If you suspect that you or someone else might have taken an overdose of this medicine, go to the accident and emergency department of your local hospital at once. Take the container with you, even if it is empty.
This medicine is for you. Never give it to other people even if their condition appears to be the same as yours.
Do not keep out-of-date or unwanted medicines. Take them to your local pharmacy which will dispose of them for you.
If you have any questions about this medicine ask your pharmacist.
Before taking Insaar,
- tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to Insaar, any other medications, or any of the ingredients in Insaar tablets. Ask your pharmacist for a list of the ingredients.
- tell your doctor if you have diabetes (high blood sugar) and you are taking aliskiren (Tekturna, in Amturnide, Tekamlo, Tekturna HCT). Your doctor will probably tell you not to take Insaar if you have diabetes and you are also taking aliskiren.
- tell your doctor and pharmacist what other prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products you are taking or plan to take. Be sure to mention any of the following: angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors such as benazepril (Lotensin, in Lotrel), captopril (Capoten, in Capozide), enalapril (Vasotec), fosinopril, lisinopril (in Prinzide, in Zestoretic), moexipril (Univasc, in Uniretic), perindopril (Aceon), quinapril (Accupril, in Accuretic, in Quinaretic), ramipril (Altace), and trandolapril (Mavik, in Tarka); aspirin and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) and naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn), and selective COX-2 inhibitors such as celecoxib (Celebrex); diuretics ('water pills') including potassium-sparing diuretics such as amiloride (Midamor), spironolactone (Aldactone, in Aldactazide), and triamterene (Dyrenium, in Dyazide, in Maxzide); fluconazole (Diflucan); lithium ( Lithobid); phenobarbital; potassium supplements; and rifampin (Rifadin, Rimactane, in Rifamate, in Rifater). Your doctor may need to change the doses of your medications or monitor you carefully for side effects.
- tell your doctor if you have or have ever had heart failure or kidney or liver disease.
- tell your doctor if you are breastfeeding.
- you should know that Insaar may cause dizziness, lightheadedness, and fainting when you get up too quickly from a lying position. This is more common when you first start taking Insaar. To help avoid this problem, get out of bed slowly, resting your feet on the floor for a few minutes before standing up.
- you should know that diarrhea, vomiting, not drinking enough fluids, and sweating a lot can cause a drop in blood pressure, which may cause lightheadedness and fainting. Tell your doctor if you have any of these problems or develop them during your treatment.
Drug forms and strengths
- Form: oral tablet
- Strengths: 25 mg, 50 mg, 100 mg
- Form: oral tablet
- Strengths: 25 mg, 50 mg, 100 mg
7. Pregnancy and breastfeeding
Insaar is not normally recommended in pregnancy or when breastfeeding. However, your doctor may prescribe it if they think the benefits of the medicine outweigh the risks.
If you're trying to get pregnant or you're already pregnant, talk to your doctor about the benefits and possible harms of taking Insaar. These will depend on how many weeks pregnant you are and the reason you need to take it. There may be other treatments that are safer for you.
For more information about how Insaar can affect you and your baby during pregnancy, visit the Best Use of Medicines in Pregnancy (BUMPS) website.
Insaar potassium can interact with some drugs and supplements. People should give their doctor a complete list of the prescription medications, non-prescription medications, vitamins, and supplements they take.
Among others, Insaar may interact with:
- aliskiren, another type of hypertension drug
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Insaar potassium , sold as Cozaar, is available in tablet form in three doses:
The dosage of Insaar a person will take will depend on several factors. Their doctor will prescribe the necessary dose for their age, weight, condition, and overall health.
General gu >potassium dosage are as follows:
- Hypertension. Typically, people will take 50 mg once a day, although some individuals may require 100 mg daily. A doctor may prescribe other hypertension drugs or diuretics in addition to Insaar.
- Nephropathy in people with type 2 diabetes. People with diabetes typically begin on 50 mg daily, which may increase to 100 mg daily depending on their reaction to the drug.
- Hypertension in people with left ventricular hypertrophy. The starting dose is usually 50 mg, and this may increase to 100 mg daily.
- Hypertension in children. Children aged 6 and over may begin on a very low dose. Rarely, they may require up to 50 mg of Insaar per day, depending on their blood pressure response.
Always take Insaar exactly as a doctor prescribes. Swallow the tablet with a glass of water, with or without food. Take missed doses as soon as possible, but do not take 2 doses close together. Only take one dose at a time.
A Insaar overdose that causes severe symptoms requires emergency medical attention. Call 911 right away. For less severe symptoms, call the American Association of Poison Control Centers at 1-800-222-1222.
Insaar potassium is a hypertension treatment. Research suggests that the medication is safe and effective for most people. People may experience mild side effects, such as dizziness, in the early stages of treatment.
People who experience severe or persistent side effects should contact their doctor right away. Seek emergency medical attention for symptoms that affect breathing or cause swelling of the mouth or throat.
To reduce blood pressure and avoid complications, always take Insaar according to a doctor's instructions. Be sure to discuss any concerns about Insaar or its effects with a medical professional.
3. Who can and can't take Insaar
Insaar can be taken by adults aged 18 years and over.
Children aged 6 years and older can take it, but only to treat high blood pressure.
Your doctor may prescribe Insaar if you've tried taking similar blood pressure-lowering medicines such as ramipril and lisinopril in the past, but had to stop taking them because of side effects such as a dry, irritating cough.
Insaar isn't suitable for some people.
To make sure Insaar is safe for you, tell your doctor if you:
- have had an allergic reaction to Insaar or other medicines in the past
- have diabetes
- have heart, liver or kidney problems
- recently had a kidney transplant
- have had diarrhoea or vomiting
- have been on a low salt diet
- have low blood pressure
- are trying to get pregnant, are already pregnant or you are breastfeeding
Generic Name: Insaar (loe SAR tan)Brand Names: Cozaar
Medically reviewed by Sanjai Sinha, MD Last updated on Dec 5, 2018.
What is Insaar?
Insaar (Cozaar) belongs to a group of drugs called angiotensin II receptor antagonists. It keeps blood vessels from narrowing, which lowers blood pressure and improves blood flow.
Insaar is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). It is also used to lower the risk of stroke in certain people with heart disease.
Insaar is used to slow long-term kidney damage in people with type 2 diabetes who also have high blood pressure.
Insaar may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
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Seek emergency medical help if you or someone else are showing signs of an allergic reaction, including hives, difficulty breathing, or swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Rarely, Insaar can cause a condition that results in the breakdown of skeletal muscle tissue, leading to kidney failure.
You should call your doctor immediately if you experience fever, nausea or vomiting, or dark-colored urine.
Other side effects of Insaar include:
- Feeling like you might pass out
- Pale skin, light headed, trouble concentrating
- Shortness of breath, wheezing, chest pain
- Irregular or rapid heart rate, weak pulse, tingly feeling
- Decreased urination
Less serious side effects include:
- Dry cough
- Cold or flu symptoms, sore throat, fever
- Muscle cramps
- Headache, dizziness
- Leg or back pains
- Diarrhea, stomach pain
Can Insaar cause problems?
Along with their useful effects, most medicines can cause unwanted side-effects although not everyone experiences them. The table below contains some of the most common ones associated with Insaar. You will find a full list in the manufacturer's information leaflet supplied with your medicine. The unwanted effects often improve as your body adjusts to the new medicine, but speak with your doctor or pharmacist if any of the following continue or become troublesome.