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please describe the medication: losartan?

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Dr. Gerry Tolbert
12 years experience Family Medicine
Blood Pressure Med: A blood pressure reducing medicine from the class of drugs called arbs. Acts on an enzyme in the kidney and lung to reduce the blood pressure. Can have some protective effects on the kidneys in high blood pressure and diabetes. Not recommended for patients with significant kidney disease.
Answered on Nov 29, 2019
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Dr. Philip Rosenblum
27 years experience Family Medicine
Also strongly discouraged in women of child-bearing age and forbidden in those who are pregnant and planning pregnancy.
Dec 30, 2012
Dr. James Dougherty
46 years experience Cardiology
ARB med, bp or chf: Angiotensin ii receptor blocker, well tolerated, generic, used to treat blood pressure or heart failure. Very popular as it has few side effects when used correctly.
Answered on May 21, 2019
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