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Is losartan hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) same as valsartan hctz (hydrochlorothiazide)?

Is losartan hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) same as valsartan hctz (hydrochlorothiazide)?

Drug choices: Both losartan (l) and valsartan (v) are drug of the angiotensin receptor blocker class. 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. ...Read more

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Dr. Uri Alon
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Chlorothiazide (Definition)

Chlorothiazide is a thiazide agent which is a kind of water pill or diuretic (heart ...Read more


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Beta blocker with diuretic (timolide) effective?

Beta blocker with diuretic (timolide) effective?

Modestly: Most beta-blocker and diuretic combinations we're formulated for use in mild hypertension. ...Read more

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High blood pressure meds. Dyazide (hydrocholorthiazide and triamterene) 37.5-25 once daily?

High blood pressure meds. Dyazide (hydrocholorthiazide and triamterene) 37.5-25 once daily?

See below: Yes this is used once daily for hypertension.Its a diuretic ie eliminates salt [ sodium chloride] which in turn helps to lower blood presssure.Salt restriction is advised as well.Its a combination medication to minimise the risk of pottassium loss as one of the components retains pottassium. ...Read more

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Is blood pressure drug "losartan"(cozaar) ototoxic?

Is blood pressure drug "losartan"(cozaar) ototoxic?

Generally no: The known 'ototoxic' cardiovascular drugs are as follows: loop diuretics like Lasix; aspirin overdose causes tinnitus (ear ringing) as classic sign ...Read more

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Is blood pressure drug losartan(cozaar) ototoxic?

Is blood pressure drug losartan(cozaar) ototoxic?

Unlikely: This drug is one of over 700 drugs that can cause ototoxicity. This is an angiotensin II receptor blocker. It is reported but is of little chance to do this. follow your doctor's recommendation. One caveat is that if you are already hearing impaired do not use it. ...Read more

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Taking Benicar (olmesartan) 40/ hct 12.5 but my potassium is 3.0 as the diuretic is causing potassium loss. Any other meds to control htn & replace hctz diuretic?

Taking Benicar (olmesartan) 40/ hct 12.5 but my potassium is 3.0 as the diuretic is causing potassium loss. Any other meds to control htn  & replace hctz diuretic?

Low potassium levels: Your low potassium (k) could be worsened by magnesium (m) loss due to hct. Your k won't be normal unless the m is repleted. At your age, with a history of cardiac disease, you may have some chronic kidney disease. Hct won't work if you've <50% of your kidney function left. If your BP isn't controlled on your meds, ask your doc to rx Furosemide (f) as a diuretic. F causes urine loss of m and k too. ...Read more

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Non-diabetic:ace inhibitors:nephrotoxic or protective.?Nephrectomy 87.Hptn.On toprol, (metoprolol) zestril, hctz, hydralazine;which to dc?/ckd 3a/age 69.

Non-diabetic:ace inhibitors:nephrotoxic or protective.?Nephrectomy 87.Hptn.On toprol, (metoprolol) zestril, hctz, hydralazine;which to dc?/ckd 3a/age 69.

ACE inh: Ace inhibitors are great medications for BP and diabetes and scledoderma hypertensive crisis. However, in some patientds they may adversely affect the kidneys, specially if there is underlying renovascular disease. Since you only have one kidney be very carefull. ...Read more

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Resistant pulmonary htn due to sjogrens. Norvasc (amlodipine) works but isosorbide unpredictable. Beta blocker worsens. Arb acs contraindicated ckd high K. Advice?

Resistant pulmonary htn due to sjogrens. Norvasc (amlodipine) works but isosorbide unpredictable. Beta blocker worsens. Arb acs contraindicated ckd high K. Advice?

Pulmonary HTN: There are a range of molecules available by prescription that address P HTN ;go see a cardiologist or pulmonologist that has an interest in treating this condition ...Read more

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Bun/creatinine ratio = 20...Taking Diovan (valsartan) hct 160/12.5 for htn-could diuretic in BP med be affecting level?

Bun/creatinine ratio = 20...Taking Diovan (valsartan) hct 160/12.5 for htn-could diuretic in BP med be affecting  level?

Likely: We have a saying in laboratory medicine, "treat the patient, not the numbers." you may be a little dry from your diuretic or simply not having drunk water before the exam. Generally, there's little reason to focus on your lab numbers; look at how your medication is affecting you generally, and how you feel. ...Read more

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Is zestril (lisinopril) a statin drug?

Is zestril (lisinopril) a statin drug?

no: Zestril (lisinopril) is primarily used to treat high blood pressure. It is not a "statin" but it is an "ace inhibitor ". ...Read more

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Diuril (Definition)

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Dr. Corey Clay
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Thiazide Drug (Definition)

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