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A 36-year-old male asked:

Is benicar a more potent arb than generic cozaar? losartan 100 seems much weaker than 40mg of benicar, there is obviously a large cost difference.

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Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 58 years experience
ARB vs ARB for BP: Is Benicar a more potent ARB than generic Cozaar? Losartan 100 seems much weaker than 40mg of Benicar, There is obviously a large cost difference. ANS: no head to head comparisons 2 judge so in absence of data I recommend the cheapest one 1st. If it gets BP to goal stay with it. If max does does not work then not likely another ARB will work well. But always worth a try if other agents don't work
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