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I've been taken off of coreg for hbp and now on cozaar (losartan). After two weeks taking half dose of coreg and then stopping my heart is pounding making my body sway to the beat. Normal for withdrawal?
Beta block: Did you check with your doctor? Why do you switch meds? See your doctor is the way. ...Read more
Cozaar (losartan): See: http://www. Drugs. Com/sfx/cozaar-side-effects. HtmlGet a more detailed answer ›
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
ARB: They are both angiotensin receptor blockers and do the same things. ...Read more
Sartans: They belong to the same family and work the same way. ...Read more
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
Atenolol and cozar: Not at all these are used together all the times and there is no problem. ...Read more
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
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?
Here's a link...: Consider checking this: http://www. Drugs. Com/drug_interactions. Php ...Read more
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
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
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
If you take toprol (metoprolol) and cozaar and don't really need it and you suddenly stop taking it will your BP or pulse increase?
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.
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 ...Read more
Yes but: Don't chance absorption issues. Take them at different times. ...Read more