Why You May Be Entitled to Compensation After Taking Lorista
Prescription drug manufacturers have a duty to keep those who use their products safe. When a defect in the manufacturing process occurs, like what has happened with the Lorista contamination, the results can be deadly and result in prolonged suffering and financial burdens.
If you have developed cancer or another medical complication due to taking Lorista, you may be entitled to compensation for:
- Medical treatment
- Doctor’s appointments
- Lost income due to time off work because of illness
- Pain and suffering
The statute of limitations places limits on how long after suffering occurs that a lawsuit may be filed. That’s why it’s essential to contact a lawyer as soon as possible to learn your rights and pursue a claim if you have been seriously harmed due to pharmaceutical manufacturer negligence.
Contact Pittman, Dutton & Hellums if you have taken Valsartan or Lorista and have developed medical complications. We represent clients across the country. We’ll review your case for free and we work on a contingency basis, which means you pay nothing unless your case is won. Please call (866) 722-0250 to talk with one of our representatives today.
The valuation of a case depends on the facts, the injuries, the jurisdiction, the venue, the witnesses, the parties, and the testimony, among other factors. Furthermore, no representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers.
Diuretics (water pills)
Lorista can cause low blood pressure. Your risk of low blood pressure is increased if you also take diuretics. Symptoms of low blood pressure can include dizziness or feeling faint, or chest pain. Examples of diuretics include:
Dosage for diabetic nephropathy
Adult dosage (ages 18–64 years)
The typical starting dosage is 50 mg once daily. Your doctor may increase your dosage to 100 mg per day if needed. You take Lorista once or twice per day.
Child dosage (ages 0–17 years)
This drug should not be used in children younger than 17 years for this condition.
Senior dosage (ages 65 years and older)
There are no specific recommendations for senior dosage. Older adults may process drugs more slowly. As a result, a normal adult dosage may cause levels of this drug to be higher than normal in your body. If you’re a senior, you may need a lower dosage, or a different dosing schedule.
What if I get sick while I'm taking it?
If you get severe diarrhoea or vomiting for any reason, contact your doctor or a pharmacist. They’ll be able to advise you about what to do.
They may recommend that you stop taking Lorista until you’re better, and you’re able to eat and drink normally again.
Rated Lorista (Cozaar) for Hypertension Report
43 year old male. Started taking 25mgs. It took my bp down to around 140/92 . Dr bumped it up to 50mgs . Only side effects I can notice is ringing in ears and very vivid dreams, not nightmares, just seem so real. Maybe I'm sleeping deeper. I am hoping the 50 mgs will work better or 100 is an option. I had lost 20 lbs a few months ago and bp was normal, I gained the weight back and now it's high again.. So weight loss seems to be a must.
Lorista dosing information
Usual Adult Dose of Lorista for Diabetic Nephropathy:
Initial dose: 50 mg orally once a day. Maintenance dose: 25 to 100 mg orally in 1 to 2 divided doses.
Usual Adult Dose for Hypertension:
Initial dose: 50 mg orally once a day. Maintenance dose: 25 to 100 mg orally in 1 to 2 divided doses.
Lorista potassium is a medication that doctors prescribe to treat high blood pressure or hypertension.
Lorista potassium works by relaxing the blood vessels to allow the blood to flow more efficiently, which reduces a person's blood pressure . The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the drug in 1995 to treat hypertension .
The World Health Organization (WHO) include Lorista potassium on their list of essential medicines, which catalogs the most effective and safe medications that experts consider necessary in a healthcare system.
People should not use this medication while pregnant.
This article prov >potassium , including its uses, side effects, potential drug interactions, and other warnings.
Before taking Lorista,
- tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to Lorista, any other medications, or any of the ingredients in Lorista 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 Lorista 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 Lorista 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 Lorista. 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.
Take Lorista even if you feel well, as you will still be getting the benefits of the medicine.
Dizziness or lightheadedness may occur as your body adjusts to the medication. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
To reduce the risk of dizziness and lightheadedness, get up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position.
Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.
Tell your doctor right away if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: fainting, symptoms of a high potassium blood level (such as muscle weakness, slow/irregular heartbeat).
Although Lorista may be used to prevent kidney problems or treat people who have kidney problems, it may also rarely cause serious kidney problems or make them worse. Your doctor will check your kidney function while you are taking Lorista. Tell your doctor right away if you have any signs of kidney problems such as a change in the amount of urine.
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch.
In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
Lorista and breastfeeding
Small amounts of Lorista may get into breast milk. This can cause low blood pressure in the baby. Talk to your doctor, as other medicines might be better while you are breastfeeding.
How to use Lorista POTASSIUM
Read the Patient Information Leaflet if available from your pharmacist before you start taking Lorista and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Take this medication by mouth as directed by your doctor, usually once daily with or without food. The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment.
If you are using the liquid form of this medication, shake the bottle well before each dose. Carefully measure the dose using a special measuring device/spoon. Do not use a household spoon because you may not get the correct dose.
Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same time each day. It is important to continue taking this medication even if you feel well. Most people with high blood pressure do not feel sick.
Tell your doctor if your condition does not improve or if it worsens (for example, your blood pressure readings increase).
Lorista is an angiotensin receptor blocker. It is also called an angiotensin-II receptor antagonist, or an AIIRA. You will have been prescribed Lorista for one of the following reasons:
Other uses for this medicine
Lorista is also sometimes used to treat heart failure (condition in which the heart is unable to pump enough blood to the rest of the body). Talk to your doctor about the possible risks of using this medication for your condition.
This medication may be prescribed for other uses; ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.