Eziday is an anti-hypertensive medicine used commonly for regulating high blood pressure. Read the article to learn more about Eziday!
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Eziday Tablet Uses
Eziday is Losartan potassium – a drug that belongs to the class of angiotensin II receptor antagonists. They work by causing your blood vessels to dilate so that the blood can flow with ease. The most common use of Eziday is in the treatment of hypertension, especially in emergencies. Other uses of Eziday are listed below:
- Hypertensive Retinopathy
- Renovascular Hypertension
- Hypertensive Encephalopathy
- Hypertensive Heart Disease
- Heart failure
- Heart attacks
- Kidney problems
- Kidney problems due to diabetes
- Myocardial Infarction
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Hypertensive Congestive Heart Failure
- Recent myocardial infarction
- Congestive Heart Failure
- Diabetic Nephropathy
- Hypertensive Heart (w/ CHF) and Renal Disease
- Hypertensive Renal Disease
- Chronic heart failure when Angiotensin II receptor blockers are contraindicated
How to take Eziday?
You should take an Eziday tablet with a glass of water. Swallow it whole. Follow the dose and frequency as advised by the doctor. Do not alter the dose and frequency, as it can lead to other problems. Also, do not miss the dose on your own even if your blood pressure remains normal. Take the medication at the same time of the day, every day.
Before stopping its use, you must consult with a healthcare provider.
Eziday Dosage and Strength
Eziday is available as a:
- Tablet having a strength of 25mg, 50mg, and 100mg.
- Oral suspension having a strength of 2.5mg per 1ml.
The dosage of Eziday for patients with hypertension is:
- Adult 18–75 years: Initially 50 mg once daily for several weeks, then increased if necessary to 100 mg once daily
- Adult 76 years and over: Initially 25 mg once daily for several weeks, then increased if necessary to 100 mg once daily
What are the side effects of Eziday?
The side effects of Eziday are:
- Orthostatic hypotension
- Dry mouth
- Hemolytic anemia
- Diabetes mellitus
- Inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion
- Cutaneous pseudolymphoma
- Toxic epidermal necrolysis
- Stevens-Johnson syndrome
- Visual loss
- Blurred vision
- Taste disturbances
- Olfactory disturbance
- Elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate
The chemical composition of Eziday is Losartan potassium- an angiotensin II receptor antagonist.
What are alternatives to Eziday?
You can find the alternatives for Eziday by the following names:
How is Eziday Classified?
Eziday has a generic form Losartan potassium- an angiotensin II receptor antagonist (ARBs). They work by various mechanisms to dilate the blood vessels so that the blood can flow with ease without any problem and raised blood pressure. Also, it promotes the excretion of sodium salt and water that raises blood pressure.
What are the risks and warnings for Eziday?
Following are the risks and warnings of Eziday:
If you are hypersensitive to Angiotensin II receptor blockers, do not take Eziday or any other medicine with a similar generic name, as it can result in a life-threatening condition called anaphylactic shock. Always inform your healthcare provider about the documented allergies you have.
You should take Eziday during pregnancy only if your health care provider prescribes it. They may decide based on the risk versus benefit ratio. Otherwise, taking Angiotensin II receptor blockers during pregnancy, especially during the second and third trimester can be injurious to your baby’s health.
Mothers who are breastfeeding their child should take Eziday only on the advice of their healthcare provider as some of its concentration can be present in breast milk and affect your child’s health.
4. Conditions that lower blood pressure
If you are on medications like diuretics or having a health condition like diarrhea, volume depletion, heatstroke, or infections that lower blood pressure, take Eziday with caution, as it can lead to severely low blood pressure that can be life-threatening.
5. Heart conditions
If you have heart diseases like ischemic heart disease or cerebrovascular disease in which blood pressure may fall below normal levels, you should be cautious while taking Eziday or any other Angiotensin II receptor blocker. Before taking any medicine that lowers blood pressure, it would be better if you check the blood pressure reading once.
6. Heart failure
In people with heart failure who have normal blood pressure, taking Eziday can cause a blood pressure drop. The low blood pressure in patients with heart failure taking Eziday can adversely affect renal function too. Therefore, you should be cautious while taking an Angiotensin II receptor blocker if you have heart failure with normal blood pressure.
7. Aortic or mitral valve stenosis
If you have aortic or mitral valve stenosis or hypertrophic cardiomyopathy that obstructs the outflow of the left ventricle, angiotensin II receptor blockers should be taken with extreme caution.
8. Renal function impairment
Patients with renal impairment must be cautious while taking an Angiotensin II receptor blocker. Your healthcare provider will test serum creatinine and potassium levels frequently if you take Eziday with compromised renal functions.
Patients with diabetic nephropathy taking angiotensin II receptor blockers should also not take an Angiotensin II receptor blocker like Eziday.
9. Liver diseases
Patients with liver disease should take Eziday with caution. It is because your liver helps in the metabolism and excretion of drugs. When it does not work efficiently due to any disease, it can cause accumulation of the drug in your body, leading to severe adverse effects. Very rarely, Eziday affects your liver function, causing cholestatic jaundice leading to fulminant jaundice. If it occurs, the healthcare providers will promptly stop the therapy.
10. Blood count
Eziday can cause neutropenia, thrombocytopenia, and anemia. Therefore, if you are taking other drugs or have any health condition that can alter blood count, you should take it with caution. Your healthcare providers will monitor blood count with Eziday therapy, especially, if you have altered renal functions. Patients taking drugs like procainamide, allopurinol, or a combination of these, or having diseases like collagen vascular disease should also take Eziday with caution.
People undergoing anesthesia may receive agents that lower blood pressure. Therefore Angiotensin II receptor blockers should only be given if blood pressure needs to be controlled and there is no risk of hypotension. Otherwise, it can lead to a life-threatening condition called shock.
Angiotensin II receptor blockers cause hyperkalemia- means excess potassium in your blood because it works by inhibiting the release of aldosterone. It can become a life-threatening condition. People taking potassium supplements or having renal impairment, or eating a diet rich in potassium like dates and bananas are at higher risk of developing life-threatening hyperkalemia. To avoid it, you should get your serum potassium levels checked frequently and avoid eating potassium-rich foods.
13. Oral hypoglycemics
Diabetic patients receiving oral hypoglycemics or insulin as treatment should take Eziday with caution, especially in the first month of treatment.
Patients receiving lithium therapy should not take Eziday. If they have to be administered together, extreme caution should be exercised.
15. Anticoagulants or bleeding disorders
If you are taking anticoagulants for thinning of your blood, or you have any bleeding disorder, take Eziday only on the advice of a healthcare provider.
Interactions between Eziday and other medications
Enalapril is an Angiotensin II receptor blocker. It may interact with the following drugs. A drug interaction does not mean that you stop taking the medicine on your own. But you must tell your healthcare provider about it.
- Thiazide diuretics like furosemide, bumatednide and others
- Potassium-sparing diuretics like spironolactone, triamterene, and eplerenone
- Antidiabetic medicines like metformin, pioglitazone, and others
- NSAIDs like ibuprofen, naproxen, indomethacin and others
- Vasodilators like nitroglycerin
To avoid drug interactions, you must give a complete history to the healthcare provider about other health conditions you have and what medicines you have been taking. At times, a dose adjustment can help prevent drug interaction.
Eziday Price in Pakistan in 2022
The price of the Eziday tablet in Pakistan in the year 2022 is Rs. 16.86 per tablet approximately.
- Keep the product out of the reach and sight of children.
- Store it at room temperature.
- Do not use it after the mentioned expiry date.
Do you Need a Prescription to Buy Eziday?
For buying Eziday, you are required to have a prescription signed by your doctor.