Cosart-H Tablet is a combination of two medicines. It helps to control high blood pressure in different ways. If high blood pressure is not treated it can lead to heart attacks, strokes and kidney failure.
You can take Cosart-H Tablet with or without food. The dose will depend on your condition and how you respond to the medicine. Try to take it at the same time each day. It is important to keep taking this medicine until your doctor tells you not to. It contains a diuretic (water pill) and will make you urinate more so, it is best to avoid taking this medicine within four hours of going to bed. Employ this medicine regularly to get the most benefit from it even if you feel well. High blood pressure does not usually have symptoms and if you stop taking it your risk of heart attack or stroke may increase.
The most common side effect is dizziness. Other side effects include feeling tired, nausea, diarrhea, headache, and decreased blood pressure. Frequent urination is not a side effect of this medicine. It is the purpose of hydrochlorothiazide and helps control your blood pressure. You may experience other possible side effects, but most are rare. Make sure you read the leaflet that comes with your medicines and tell your doctor if you are bothered by side effects or they do not go away. It may be possible to adjust your dose or try a different medicine.
This medicine is not recommended during pregnancy and you should ask your doctor before taking it if you have kidney or liver disease, heart trouble or diabetes. Drinking alcohol can further lower your blood pressure and may cause side effects.
Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them
Warning & Precautions:
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Cosart-H Tablet.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Cosart-H Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Cosart-H Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Cosart-H Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Cosart-H Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Cosart-H Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor. Employ of Cosart-H Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Cosart-H Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Cosart-H Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Q. Are there any special instructions regarding storage and disposal of this medicine?
Retain this medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.
Q. Can I feel dizzy after taking Cosart-H Tablet?
Affirmative, the use of Cosart-H Tablet can make you feel dizzy. This may occur when you suddenly rise up from lying or sitting position. To lower the chance of feeling dizzy or passing out, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.
Q. Can I use Cosart-H Tablet in pregnancy?
No, Cosart-H Tablet should be avoided in pregnancy. Its use can cause injury and death to the baby. If you conceive while using Cosart-H Tablet, stop using it and contact your doctor immediately. Your doctor will recommend you other ways to lower the blood pressure.
Q. What are some lifestyle changes to make while using Cosart-H Tablet?
Making lifestyle changes can boost your health while taking Cosart-H Tablet. Avoid smoking, as smoking increases your risk of having heart attack and stroke. If you are overweight or obese, try to lose weight. You should maintain a healthy diet by including fruits and vegetables in your meals. Regular exercise can make your heart strong and reduce the risk of heart attack.
Q. Can I stop taking Cosart-H Tablet if I feel well?
No, keep using Cosart-H Tablet as advised by your doctor, even if you feel well. Stopping Cosart-H Tablet suddenly may lead to serious complications such as heart attack and stroke.
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