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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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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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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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How effective is losartan (Cozaar) for treating Marfan syndrome?

Losartan: Losartan treats high blood pressure, as such to the extent is lowers pressure it is helpful in dealing with vascular changes in Marfan's which predispose to aneurysm formation. It doesn't treat the underlying Marfan's physiology directly. ...Read more

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Should cozaar (losartan) and midodrine be taken at the same time?

Should cozaar (losartan) and midodrine be taken at the same time?

COZAR AND MIDODRIN: No these are two opposit medicines and should never be taken or prescribed together.Cozzar is used for high blood pressure and midodrine for low blood pressure. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat cough that is a side effect of cozaar (losartan)?

What is the best way to treat cough that is a side effect of cozaar (losartan)?

Doesn't add up: Cozaar is the trade name for losartan, which is a BP med in the arb (angiotensin receptor blocker) class. That class does not have cough as a side effect. The angiotensin converting enzyme (ace) inhibitors may have cough as a side effect but not the arb's. If you hava chronic cough on losartan (cozaar) you should talk to your doctor and find the cause: gerd?, asthma? ...Read more

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Does your body become dependent on medication such as toprol (metoprolol) and cozaar?

Not really.: You don't become dependent in the traditional meaning of the word, but when you discontinue these medication your blood pressure and possibly heart rate readings will likely be higher. It is not recommended to abruptly discontinue certain blood pressure medications. Please consult with your doctor for further information. ...Read more

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My BP was 140/90 from 10 days as of stress, Dr give me cozaar (losartan) 50, I stopped after from 2 days, as the stress is gone and its 120/80 can this be fatal?

My BP was 140/90 from 10 days as of stress, Dr give me cozaar (losartan) 50, I stopped after from 2 days, as the stress is gone and its 120/80 can this be fatal?

Understandable.: Those numbers are not fatal. They are understandable given the stress you were experiencing. Glad your numbers came down with resolution of stress. All makes sense. ...Read more

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Cozaar (Definition)

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