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Also known as: Losartan


{name} (losartan) belongs to a group of drugs called angiotensin II receptor antagonists (sometimes called ARB blockers). It keeps blood vessels from narrowing, which lowers blood pressure and improves blood flow.

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Take Araten tablets orally with or without food. Do not crush or chew it. Take Araten once or twice a day at the same time. If you want to achieve most effective results do not stop taking Araten suddenly.


Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.


Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F) away from moisture, light and heat. Keep container tightly closed. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date. Keep out of the reach of children in a container that small children cannot open.

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Do not take Araten if you are allergic to Araten components. Do not take Araten if you're pregnant or you plan to have a baby, or you are a nursing mother. Araten can harm your baby. Do not use Araten if you are taking salt substitutes or potassium supplements, other blood pressure medicine, diuretic (water pill). It can be dangerous to use Araten if you suffer from or have a history of liver disease, kidney disease, heart failure. If you want to achieve most effective results without any side effects it is better to avoid alcohol. Avoid machine driving. Do not stop taking Araten suddenly.

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