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I've been on 100mg Losartan for the past year. I've had to stop taking them due to losing insurance. My BP is up to 150/100. When is this an emergency?

I've been on 100mg Losartan for the past year. I've had to stop taking them due to losing insurance. My BP is up to 150/100. When is this an emergency?

Symptoms: High numbers are only an emergency if accompanied by symptoms like chest pain, severe headache, difficulty breathing, or confusion. That being said letting your blood pressure run high will over time put you at risk for stroke, heart failure and kidney failure. Best to find a clinic that works on a cash basis or sliding rate, and make an appointment for as soon as possible. ...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


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If my Losartan is causing me to cough should I stop taking it?

If my Losartan is causing me to cough should I stop taking it?

Maybe: Losartan can cause cough. If you have a cough from Losartan, then you should stop it, AFTER you speak to your doctor and get something else for your high blood pressure. I would not go off the medicine without letting your doctor know ...Read more

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My doctor said my Bp was consistant enough to stop Losartan 100 mg while I did accupuncture for bp. Would cutting down to 50mg/day provide benefit?

My doctor said my Bp was consistant enough to stop Losartan 100 mg while I did accupuncture for bp. Would cutting down to 50mg/day provide benefit?

Acupuncture: Although you have been provided some sensible advice - I usually recommend discussing this with your medical provider before making any changes to medication regimen. ...Read more

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ARB (Losartan) won't stop my stress induced hypertension. What is a better option without lots of side effects?

ARB (Losartan) won't stop my stress induced hypertension. What is a better option without lots of side effects?

Stressed out: Certainly chronic stress can lead to hypertension. Lifestyle changes such as healthy food choices, exercising regularly, and getting enough sleep can significantly impact blood pressure. Engaging in healing arts such as yoga and tai chi help to calm the mind and strengthen your body. Carving out time to spend with family and friends helps to maintain a sense of connectedness with community. Best. ...Read more

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Using losartan potassium 37.5 mg once in a day. Now feel relax and want to stop use of this medicine. Can I stop this medicine now?

Using losartan potassium 37.5 mg once in a day. Now feel relax and want to stop use of this medicine. Can I stop this medicine now?

Talk with Your Doc: Before stopping a medication I recommend you consult with the physician who started you on this medication. There are times when a physician will place someone on a medication for more than one reason. For example, some people with elevated risk of stroke, heart attack, kidney problems, diabetes can be placed on this 'blood pressure' medication to reduce risk of certain conditions mentioned above ...Read more

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Hi. Are there certain foods to avoid while taking Losartan potasssium 100mg? Thankyou.

Hi. Are there certain foods to avoid while taking Losartan potasssium 100mg? Thankyou.

Yes and no: Losartan is a blood pressure medicine that can have the side effect of hyperkalemia (too much potassium). So if you have problems with your potassium being to high, then you should eat a diet that is low in potassium. But I see that you are also taking hydrochlorothiazide which can cause you to have low potassium. Have your labs checked regularly and adjust your potassiium intake as needed ...Read more

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My BP is 150/96 I have been taking Losartan 50 mg for about 20 days, how long does it take for the medicine to take effect?

14d: It should be pretty well equilibrated after 2 weeks. Since it is still high, contact your doc about possible medication adjustment ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I'm taking losartan k as maintenance daily. I am taking it at 9pm, is this okay?

What do you suggest if I'm taking losartan k as maintenance daily. I am taking it at 9pm, is this okay?

Evening okay: Yes, it should be fine to take losartan in the evening. In fact, some feel that taking once a day meds in the evening is superior to talking them in the morning. ...Read more

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Taking losartan 50 & bystolic (nebivolol) 5 goin to Vegas & wud like to have a couple of drinks would this be ok?

Taking losartan 50 & bystolic (nebivolol) 5 goin to Vegas & wud like to have a couple of drinks would this be ok?

Not recommended: Both losartan and bystolic (nebivolol) may have an additive effect of lowering blood pressure when combined with alcohol. One might experience headache, lightheadedness, changes in heart rate, or fainting with this combination. For this reason, it I can be recommended to abstain from alcohol while on these medications. ...Read more

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Can losartan cause nauseasnous?

Yes: Pretty much any medication you take can have a side effect of nausea. ...Read more

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Can children use Cozaar (losartan)?

Can children use Cozaar (losartan)?

Yes: Aside from being used for high blood pressure, the uses are often highly specific and technical (apologies in advance) - here is just a partial list of health conditions for which children are sometimes treated with Cozaar: aortic-root dilation with Marfan’s syndrome, and Alport syndrome-like hereditary nephritis. There are others as well. ...Read more

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Who should not use Cozaar (losartan)?

Cozaar (losartan): "COZAAR is contraindicated in patients who are hypersensitive to any component of this product." See: http://www. Druglib. Com/druginfo/cozaar/interactions_overdosage_contraindications/ ...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?

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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Please describe the medication: cozaar (losartan)?

Cozaar (losartan): Losartan is the generic name for this angiotensin receptor blocker that is used to treat hypertension. ...Read more

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Cozaar (Definition)

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