There are specific drugs available in the market to address specific diseases or body conditions. Did you ever wonder how it is being manufactured by ensuring the quality? Manufacturing is done by pharmaceutical companies in their labs by using different chemical compounds. These drugs need to have certain limit of quality in it. The quality can be ensured in two steps. First one is by removing unwanted things in the final drug compound and then by testing. If the drug compound has the content of unwanted things or impurities in it, it will not give the result required. We can see how this mechanism is working in a specific drug called Losartan.
Losartan is a group of drugs which helps to control the blood pressure. There are instances found that our blood vessels are narrowing at times. So the drug works in such a way that it prevents such narrowing of blood vessels and helps improving blood flow. This drug is also useful in lowering the risk of stroke with heart disease. The drug is also found to be reducing the kidney damages in long term use. However it is advised not to be used by people who have allergy. Also it is highly advised not to be used by pregnant women. Moreover, it should be advised to take as per doctor’s direction. It is to be noted that it takes almost 3 to 6 weeks of use to make blood pressure back to normal. Drinking alcohol is prohibited due to it may increase the side effects of Losartan. Also avoid intake of Potassium supplements and salt substitutes while taking the drug.
Let us see what are technics used to remove unwanted things from Losartan and what are the major Losartan Impurities?
Technics to Remove Impurities
The formulated steps which are using to remove unwanted things from the drug by pharmaceutical companies are called Impurity standards or simply Impurities. These are technics which includes different sets of procedures including chemical reactions to locate, sediment and remove the unwanted things from the drugs. These procedures are considered to reduce the percentage of impurities to minimum and thus increase the effectiveness of the drug while testing and at the time of use. You can imagine that since the drugs are prepared from different sets of chemical compounds and it is going through various stages of chemical reactions before the final product, each stage brings the possibility of adding unwanted things into the drug. Also be remembered that the raw materials used for preparing the drug may not be 100% pure.
Major Losartan Impurity
As we discussed before Losartan is a group of drugs and different pharmaceutical companies would be preparing from different raw materials. Considering these facts, it needs different varieties of Losartan Impurities to address drug categories. Some of them are Losartan Impurity A, Losartan Impurity B, Losartan Impurity C, Losartan Impurity E, Losartan Impurity F, Losartan Impurity G, Losartan Impurity M/USP – E, Losartan Related Compound B / Impurity J etc.
To understand the product details and price of Losartan Impurities, pharmaceutical companies are advised to check the websites of impurity manufacturers or contact them personally.