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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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Can pregnant women use Cozaar (losartan)?

Cozaar (losartan): Cozaar (losartan) is FDA Pregnancy Category D. It should not be used in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Will Cozaar (Losartan) show up in a urine drug test?

Coozar: Used for treating high blood pressure & kidney complications from Diabetes. It is not detected in UDS testing. ...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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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?

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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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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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?

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?

Yes: Yes. If you're alive and suddenly stop toprol, (metoprolol) your BP and pulse will rise. If you stop cozaar, just your BP will rise. Whether you needed them or not. (the medicines aren't smart enough to know if you need them...They just do their job when you take them). ...Read more

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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

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Tried Losartan 100mg as an alternative to Benicar 40mg due to $. Benicar works great, Losartan does not. Is cozaar the the weakest among ARB medications?

Unlikely.: Their effectiveness is essentially all the same. It might be that the generic medicine is not as effective though the FDA assures us they are very strict with quality control. ...Read more

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Can I take amoxicillan while on cozaar, toprol, and zoloft?

Can I take amoxicillan while on cozaar, toprol, and zoloft?

Interaction: There is no interaction between Amoxicillin and your medications. However, than can be interactions between Toprol and Cozaar and Zoloft and Toprol ...Read more

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Can an iron supplement be taken along with cozaar (losartan)?

Yes but: Don't chance absorption issues. Take them at different times. ...Read more

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Cozaar (Definition)

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