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This drug is prescribed to patients with high blood pressure (the normal blood pressure of an adult is usually 120/80 mmHg) to reduce the strain on the heart muscles and allows the heart to pump blood at its normal pace.
Hypertension left untreated can cause severe damage to the brain, heart, kidney, blood vessels, and other body organs. High blood pressure is also caused by the narrowing of the arteries (blood vessels that take blood to the organs) thus Advant 16mg Tablet 7 'S helps prevent the decrease in the diameter of the vessels keeping them healthy and working efficiently.
This medication belongs to a group of drugs known as Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers. Angiotensin is a natural hormone found in the body that works by narrowing the blood vessels in the human body. Advant 16mg Tablet 7 'S works by inhibiting angiotensin from performing its function and therefore preventing the narrowing of blood vessels and aiding the free and proper flow of blood to the organs and through the blood vessels.
Advant 16mg Tablet 7 'S can be used to treat:
In adults, the standard dose of Advant 16mg Tablet 7 'S is a tablet per day.
In children between the ages of 6-17 years, the dosage may range from 2-16mg per day if the weight of the child is below 50kg. The dose is 4-32mg in cases where the weight of the child is above 50kg. Advant 16mg Tablet 7 'S is safe to be used in children aged 1 year and above, for the treatment of high blood pressure although doses may vary depending on the severity of each case and the weight of the child in question. Advant 16mg Tablet 7 'S is not to be used to treat heart failure in children under 18 years of age.
Pregnancy Use And Lactation
Advant 16mg Tablet 7 'S is not to be taken or prescribed to expecting and lactating mothers as it may have fatal consequences for the unborn child. If you are taking the drug and become pregnant, inform your doctor immediately. Small amounts of this drug can be transferred to the child through breast milk and therefore cause low blood pressure in the child thus Advant 16mg Tablet 7 'S isn't recommended to lactating mothers. If you are planning to conceive and are taking losartan as treatment, then refer to the doctor. The physician is likely to change your medicine and dosage.
Advant 16mg Tablet 7 'S is taken orally (by mouth) with or without food. The dosage may differ for each patient as the treatment regime for each patient depends upon their weight, stage of illness, each patient’s response to Advant 16mg Tablet 7 'S, and any pre-existing medical condition a patient might have.
Please tell your doctor if you have a history of any of the following before using Advant 16mg Tablet 7 'S:
Please tell your doctor about any of the following conditions before using Advant 16mg Tablet 7 'S:
The doctor might ask patients to get their potassium levels and liver and kidney function tests done periodically while taking Advant 16mg Tablet 7 'S
Please tell your doctor about the use of the following before using Advant 16mg Tablet 7 'S:
#1. How long does it take for Advant 16mg Tablet 7 'S to start working?
This medicine takes up to 6 hours to lower raised blood pressure levels, in severe cases, it may take up to 3-6 weeks. You may not feel different right away hence, it's important you keep taking the medication.
#2. Can I consume alcohol with Advant 16mg Tablet 7 'S?
Alcohol is also known to lower your blood pressure which if taken with the medication may lead to extreme dizziness. It is best to avoid the intake of alcohol during the course of your treatment.
#3. Can lifestyle changes help me with my condition?
Yes, you can adopt certain healthy lifestyle changes in order to help with high blood pressure. These include quitting smoking, avoiding alcohol, eating a wholesome diet consisting of fresh vegetables and fruits with the cut down of salt, and incorporating physical activity in your daily routine.
#4. Can I take Advant 16mg Tablet 7 'S during my pregnancy?
No.This medication has been known to cause harm to the fetus and cause complications during your pregnancy.Hence,it is advised to consult your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or may think you are pregnant.
#5. Is it safe to have Advant 16mg Tablet 7 'S before undergoing any surgical procedure?
If the surgical procedure involves general anesthesia, the surgeon may ask the patient to stop their intake of the drug for 24 hours as general anesthesia also tends to lower blood pressure levels in a few patients.
#6. Will Advant 16mg Tablet 7 'S interfere with oral contraceptives?
There is no evidence showing that Advant 16mg Tablet 7 'S causes any problems when taken along with oral contraceptives. Inform the doctor of the oral contraceptives being taken as a few contraceptives medicines are not recommended for women with high blood pressure.
#7. Can this medication affect kidneys?
Yes. This medicine has shown evidence of renal (kidney) impairment especially in patients already suffering from chronic kidney diseases and severe heart failure.
#8. Can Advant 16mg Tablet 7 'S cause dizziness?
If so, how should I manage it? Yes. It can cause dizziness as one of the most common side effects. If this happens, you should sit or lie down until the symptoms pass. However, please note this is temporary and usually goes away as the treatment continues. It is also advised to avoid the consumption of alcohol during the course of your treatment, as it may worsen the dizziness.
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