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Doctor insights on: Avapro Vs Losartan

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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Irbesartan (Definition)

Originally marketed under the trade name, avapro, (irbesartan) Irbesartan is now sold in generic form, produced by various manufacturers. It falls into the category of angiotensin receptor blockers or arbs. Dosages include 75, 150, and 300 mg tablets, as well as various combination forms with both 12.5 and 25mg doses of hydrochlorothiazide (hctz). Blocks a kidney mediated ...Read more


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What are risks of the drug losartan?

What are risks of  the drug losartan?

Risks are very minor: Can make blood pressure too low. Can rarely cause cough or painless swelling of the face or upper airway (angioedema). Not a good drug to take if you are pregnant. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: losartan?

Please describe the medication: losartan?

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. ...Read more

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What is Avapro (irbesartan) used for?

What is Avapro (irbesartan) used for?

Avapro (irbesartan): "Avapro (irbesartan) belongs to a group of drugs called angiotensin II receptor antagonists. Irbesartan keeps blood vessels from narrowing, which lowers blood pressureand improves blood flow. Avapro is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). It is sometimes given together with other blood pressure medications. Avapro is also used to treat kidney problems caused by type 2 diabetes." See: ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: irbesartan?

Please describe the medication: irbesartan?

BP medication. : Originally marketed under the trade name, avapro, (irbesartan) Irbesartan is now sold in generic form, produced by various manufacturers. It falls into the category of angiotensin receptor blockers or arbs. Dosages include 75, 150, and 300 mg tablets, as well as various combination forms with both 12.5 and 25mg doses of hydrochlorothiazide (hctz). Blocks a kidney mediated hormone, relaxing arteriolar muscles. ...Read more

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What are the seffects of taking avapro (irbesartan)?

What are the seffects of taking avapro (irbesartan)?

High potassium: The main side effects include high potassium level, but low blood pressure can also result, kidney function should also be monitored. ...Read more

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Can 12.5mg losartan reduce blood pressure?

Can 12.5mg losartan reduce blood pressure?

Yes: Individual response to medicines very.I have some patients respond to that lower dose. ...Read more

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Can pregnant women use Avapro (irbesartan)?

Can pregnant women use Avapro (irbesartan)?

Avapro (irbesartan): Avapro (irbesartan) is FDA Pregnancy Category D (Positive evidence of risk) ...Read more

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I take losartan 50mg , can I use plexus slim?

See Below: The more pertinent question is whether Plexus Slim works as advertised. I have yet to come across any dietary supplement that is safe and effective. If it was the case, the world's obesity epidemic would not be where it is. ...Read more

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Can Losartan cause weight gain? Is it common?

Losartan: This should not cause weight gain!
Check your diet - if it is unchanged since you were first prescribed Losartan you must tell the doctor who prescribed it. ...Read more

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Can losartan cause your blood pressure to rise?

Can losartan cause your blood pressure to rise?

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 said, everyone reacts differently to medicines. Chances are; however, that the Losartan was inneffective, something else was working against the Losartan, or the Losartan had not yet taken effect by the time of blood pressure measurement. See PCP. ...Read more

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Is losartan the true panacea for aneurysm disease?

Is losartan the true panacea for aneurysm disease?

No: Control of blood pressure is the mainstay of medical treatment of aneurysmal disease which is mainly done to slow down progression. Statins are also considered. Surgical or catheter-based procedures at be indicated depending on symptoms, location and size of aneurysms. ...Read more

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Difference between Diovan (valsartan) hct and losartan/hct?

Difference between Diovan (valsartan) hct and losartan/hct?

valsartan: Diovan/hcl is valsartan/hcl and losartan/hcl is a different drug combination but closely related as both are angiotensin receptor blockers. ...Read more

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Losartan versus valsartan any reason to switch to valsartan?

Drug choices: Both losartan (l) and valsartan (v) are drug of the angiotensin receptor blocker class. Perhaps you were switched due to your BP was not controlled on the dose of the l you were on. Both have few side effects and reduce BP and proteinuria quite well. L should be given twice a day and v can be given once daily for maximum their maximum effect. Check with your physician for her thoughts. ...Read more

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What's the difference between lisinopril and cozaar (losartan)?

What's the difference between lisinopril and cozaar (losartan)?

ACE VS ARB: Lisinopril is an angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor which blocks the conversion of angiotensin 1 to 2, Cozaar (losartan) is an angiotensin receptor blocker which directly blocks the effect of angiotensin. They both are available generically, may protect kidney function especially in diabetics, and lower blood pressure as well as help patients with decreased heart pumping function. ...Read more

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What do docs think? Should cozaar (losartan) and midodrine be taken together?

What do docs think? Should cozaar (losartan) and midodrine be taken together?

Midodrine use: Midodrine (m) is used to treat low blood pressure. It works by stimulating nerve endings in blood vessels, causing the blood vessels to tighten. As a result, blood pressure is increased. It would be unusual to have both m and Cozaar (losartan) (c) used together, as c treats hypertension. Ask the physician (p) who treating the patient what the p is thinking if both m and c are being used together. ...Read more

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I take Losartan 100mg, I want to know if I can take lisinopril 10mg in its place?

Medication: Losartan is a commonly used blood pressure medication. 100 mg is the highest dose used for blood pressure management. Lisinopril is a similar medication from a related class of medication to Losartan. But 10 mg is a low dose and usually not enough for blood pressure management. You should discuss with your doctor regarding changing your medications. ...Read more

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How do I find out what is the difference between lisinopril and cozaar (losartan)?

Differences of meds: Lisinopril (l) is a member of the angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor (ace-i) class of drugs. Cozaar (losartan) (c) is a member of the angiotensin receptor blocker (arb) class of drugs. Both l and c lower blood pressure as well as lowering proteinuria. L has a greater tendency to cause a cough and more patients can tolerate arb's better than drugs of the ace-i class due to this. ...Read more

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Can avapro (irbesartan) cause neuropathy? How would you know if the drug is the cause?

Unlikely: There are numerous causes of neuropathy, even some secondary to compression locally. Many medications can cause a bilateral widespread polyneuropathy, but Avapro (irbesartan) is not usually a culprit. Might check with your doctor and decide whether to continue your medication. ...Read more

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I currently take 10mg Lisinopril, is 25mg Losartan an equivalent dose to the Lisinopril?

Maybe : Different people react differently to different drugs. While some people get good results with smallest dose of a drug, others would need more to have the same effect. As for lisinopril 10 mg and losartan 25 mg, both are starter doses, your doctor and yourself would be the best to judge efficacy, taking in consideration factors such as other drugs, other conditions, side effects, etc.. Best wishes ...Read more

Losartan (Definition)

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 ...Read more


Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Cozaar (Definition)

Cozaar is an angiotensin II blocker which is a kind of blood ...Read more