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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 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 i take cozaar (losartan) 100 mg. And Norvasc 10 mg. Together?

Can i take cozaar (losartan) 100 mg. And Norvasc 10 mg. Together?

Cozaaar: Cozaar (losartan) and Norvasc are ok together if indicated, ask your dr. Who's taking care of and knows you. ...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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I am taking cozaar, (losartan) atenlol and catapres for hypertension and my BP is still not controlled. Is there something else i can take?

I am taking cozaar, (losartan) atenlol and catapres for hypertension and my BP is still not controlled. Is there something else i can take?

Yes: There are other blood pressure meds that you could be changed to or that could be added to your regime .Your doctor who knows your medical history d another meds you are on and can make the best decision as what should be done to get your BP controlled. ...Read more

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Can I take melatonin while on hydrochlorothiazide, toprol xl, cozaar, zocor, and zoloft?

Can I take melatonin while on hydrochlorothiazide, toprol xl, cozaar, zocor, and zoloft?

No additional risk: You are on a lot of medication and they seem important - but do review them w/ your Dr(s) and always do when a new one is added. The melatonin adds no risk to the mix but some there already can cause moderate issues that ought not stop you but should be watched. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Can losartan (cozaar) cause severe acid reflux. I already take Prilosec 2x/day it help a little. AR started after beginning cozaar?

Can losartan (cozaar) cause severe acid reflux.  I already take Prilosec 2x/day it help a little.  AR started after beginning cozaar?

Unlikely: Of over 11,000 people reporting side-effects with losartan, only 0.12% reported esophageal reflux. I would have my doctor investigate other causes. ...Read more

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After two days since I take Cozaar (losartan) for hypertension I felt depressed, can this be related?

After two days since I take Cozaar (losartan) for hypertension I felt depressed, can this be related?

Possible but :: Depression is not a common side effect of Cozaar, (losartan) but it has been reported infrequently. Thus, while unlikely the cause of your depression there is a small chance it's responsible. Discuss this with your physician. ...Read more

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My magnesium is 1.6. Dr. Prescribed 400mg magnesium oxide. Will this push it to a dangerously high level? I also take 37.5mg cozaar (losartan).Will bp go low?

My magnesium is 1.6.  Dr. Prescribed 400mg magnesium oxide.   Will this push it to a dangerously high level? I also take 37.5mg cozaar (losartan).Will bp go low?

Magnesium pills: Unless you have chronic kidney disease, your magnesium (M) will not elevate to dangerously high levels with the amount of M you are taking. You M level has no effect on the BP lowering effects of cozaar (losartan) (C). If you have a low M, discuss with your physician (P) what the reason your M is low. You can also replace you M with foods, salmon and cashew nuts rather than taking M supplements. ...Read more

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With high blood pressure can you take cozaar (losartan) and midodrine together?

With high blood pressure can you take cozaar (losartan) and midodrine together?

No,why would you?: Cozaar (losartan) is an arb class of blood pressure lowering medication, appropriate for those w/high blood pressure or hypertension. Midodrine is an Alpha receptor agonist used to treat patients w/orthostatic hypotension, whose blood pressure falls when they change positions. I can't imagine too many patients w/htn who are orthostatic w/treatment where you'd add another med rather than give fluids, etc. ...Read more

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High blood pressure should they take cozaar (losartan) and midodrine at the same time?

High blood pressure should they take cozaar (losartan) and midodrine at the same time?

Probably not : The two medications have opposite effects on blood pressure so it would seem counterproductive to take them together. ...Read more

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I use to take toprol (metoprolol) and cozaar now i can't even take 12.5 of the toprol (metoprolol) and my BP is too low (87/53) and dizzy w/ chest pain why the change?

Get attention: New chest pain & such low BP both need medical attention. Can't take Cozaar (losartan) at this bp. Can't tell in your case, but possible causes of new sensitivity to BP meds include dehydration, addition of diuretic, major weight loss. But if the low BP is related to the new chest pain, which could be from a blood flow problem or other cardiac condition, that really would need attention asap. ...Read more

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I take Cozaar (losartan) for Hypertension and Lexotanil 1.5 + Lustral 50 for Anxiety and Depression, Is there's any Interaction?

I take Cozaar (losartan) for Hypertension and Lexotanil 1.5 + Lustral 50 for Anxiety and Depression, Is there's any Interaction?

Not sure: I found no interaction between Lustral (sertraline) and Cozaar (losartan) . However, Lexotamil (Bromazepam) is not a drug we use in this country - so you might want to check a source in Egypt. I used the Drugs.Com Drug interaction checker. ...Read more

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I am on betapace (sotalol) for a - tachycardia. Not very good at keeping BP controlled or spike in BP from anxiety. Switch b-blocker? I also take cozaar

I am on betapace (sotalol) for a - tachycardia.   Not very good at keeping BP controlled or spike in BP from anxiety. Switch b-blocker? I also take cozaar

Work on anxiety: Betapace=sotalol is used for arrythmias insead of BP. I suggest Cognitive Behavioral Therapy along with with mindfulness training for the anxiety. There are beta blockers that are more effective for BP and can help with atrial tachycardia, but ultimately you should have this discussion with your cardiologist. Cozaar (losartan) max dose is 100mg daily, so this could be adjusted if you are on lower dose. ...Read more

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Tried all ssris for anxietyand panic except luvox cr. Is it less activating? Side effects? Others increased my anxiety. I take betapace (sotalol) & cozaar

Tried all ssris for anxietyand panic except luvox cr. Is it less activating?   Side effects?   Others increased my anxiety.  I take betapace (sotalol) & cozaar

CBT psychotherapy: Try CBT. The C will help your thinking and understanding - the B means guided Behavioral practice and it is critical. The T means therapy. After a course of treatment, your therapist might think that you've advanced enough to try it on your own and just return for boosters if needed. These are real skills to acquire. Try it for real. It may lower your need for meds. ...Read more

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On cozaar (losartan) 1 wk. Find i can no longer exercise or vacuum house without heart pounding and feeling weak. Side effect? Will it diminish?

On cozaar (losartan) 1 wk. Find i can no longer exercise or vacuum house without heart pounding and feeling weak. Side effect? Will it diminish?

Unjsual: That's an unusual side effect to be certain. I'd give it more time. May wish to try taking at bedtime and see if that solves the problem. If no better in 2 weeks after making that change then time to talk with your pcp again. ...Read more

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My BP gets to about 95/56 at rest which makes me dizzy the doctor cut my 25mg cozaar in half but no change i also take toprol (metoprolol) what else can we try?

My BP gets to about 95/56 at rest which makes me dizzy the doctor cut my 25mg cozaar in half but no change i also take toprol (metoprolol) what else can we try?

Call your doctor: If you're having unacceptable dizziness when taking anti-hypertensives (i say it that way because a few moments of dizziness when you first get up is normal), then you'll need to stop one or both of your drugs. This is best done under the supervision of your doctor. ...Read more

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70 year-old woman incidentally finds a 1.5cm soft lump below her lower incisors.....?

70 year-old woman incidentally finds a 1.5cm soft lump below her lower incisors.....?

Have endo eval: First see an endodontist to see if the lesion is from your incisor and needing a root canal
If a cyst or other growth have it biopsied to determine what it is ...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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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 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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Cozaar (Definition)

Cozaar is an angiotensin II blocker which is a kind of blood ...Read more