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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
BP Rx: Asks if one BP Rx is better than other for 76 Mom. ANS: neither you list is a diuretic and the SHEP study (in elderly) demonstrated that chlorthalidon ... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mathew Chengot
42 years experience Cardiology
Yes: Individual response to medicines very.I have some patients respond to that lower dose.
A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kneece
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Yes: Even though there have been some recalls for the medication from one manufactor,it is a safe medication.several weeks after staring usually check the ... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
19 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Not directly: There are always exceptions to any case, but a "paradoxical" rise in blood pressure is difficult to explain with Losartan as the culprit. With that s ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Blood pressure: I assume you are under doctor's care. A couple of simple things like losing weight, exercising, and eating a salt-free diet might help. In addition se ... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Losartan: In my experience losartan has to be taken twice a day(every 12 hours) to be effective. If 50 mgs twice a day isn't effective, adding a diuretic,rather ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
47 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Cozaar (losartan) and BP: Cozaar (losartan) (C) is a very effective drug to lower blood pressure, if given in sufficient doses. that has very few adverse effects. If your bloo ... Read More
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A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Héctor Maldonado gómez
Specializes in General Practice
Yes, no problem: There is no contraindication for losartan and pacemaker. In fact, losartan has other beneficial effects on the heart, besides controlling blood pressu ... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Losartan: losartan is approved for treating high blood pressure. It has been proven to work. Dose titration is usually necessary.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erik Suh
Dr. Erik Suh answered
23 years experience Family Medicine
Medication change: Your goal is to get your blood pressure to 120/80, so you will need to change your medications.
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