A 34-year-old male asked:
Losartan alternative for kidney patient (creatinine 2.7) that will not result in hyperkalemia?
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Nephrology and Dialysis 43 years experience
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Nephrology and Dialysis 48 years experience
Losartan alternative: Losartan (L) is an ARB and is one of the drugs that affect the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS). All drugs that affect it, such as ARB's and ACE-Inhibitors can raise potassium (K). These drugs not only lower BP they also lower protein in the urine, which is a good thing. If your K becomes elevated, ask your physician about drugs that can lower it, such as lasix, (furosemide) so you can take L..
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Last updated Oct 7, 2015
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