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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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How long does hyzaar (losartan and hydrocholorthiazide) stay in your system?

How long does hyzaar (losartan and hydrocholorthiazide) stay in your system?

One cay give or take: Hyzaar (losartan and hydrocholorthiazide) is a once a day drug. Hence, the half lif which is how long it takes to see at least half of the medicine leave your system is about one day. However, the practical answer is it varies frompatient to patient and how long you have been on the medicine and how it has effected you. ...Read more

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Urticaria & hives. Glimeperide (hives 3 wks after start) or losartan (long term use) How long does it take to resolve- after stopping meds? On prednison

Urticaria & hives. Glimeperide (hives 3 wks after start) or losartan (long term use) How long does it take to resolve- after stopping meds? On prednison

Are U sure from meds: Sometimes hives are idiopathic, no identifiable cause. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) also can help calm them down, tagamet has also sometimes been found to help clear them up. I would think 3 weeks after stopping meds should be enough time for them to clear. You might have to look for other causes, or try different 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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Can long term use of hyzaar (losartan and hydrocholorthiazide) cause permanent swelling in legs?

Not from Hyzaar (losartan and hydrocholorthiazide): Hyzaar (losartan and hydrocholorthiazide) is a combination of a diuretic/water pill and an angiotensin receptor blocker/arb which is used to lower blood pressure. The constant leg swelling may mean you are retaining fluid and need a higher dose of diuretic. The arb component has a 1-3% chance of causing angioedema, episodes of swelling involving various parts of the body (unusual to only affect legs) for 24-72 hr not constantly. ...Read more

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Have taken losartan 5 days and is causing low back and leg cramps/aching I went back to my lisinopril how long to be out of system and effects fade?

Have taken losartan 5 days and is causing low back and leg cramps/aching I went back to my lisinopril how long to be out of system and effects fade?

Not sure if: Your symptoms are side effects of your new medication. It usually takes no more than 1 or 2 days for any drug to clear from your body, but it is a gradual process. Other potential problematic scenariors: Drug metabolites can hang around for longer, tissue drug levels can sometimes take longer than blood levels, any damage that it might have caused can take longer to heal. Consult your doctor. ...Read more

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How long before 50 mg of losartan potassium to work.....just started today?

Time of onset: Drugs such as losartan (L) may take as long as two weeks to work, as they remodel the endothelium of the arteries making them more compliant which lowers the BP. That process takes about 2 weeks to reach full effect which is why one may not see a BP lowering effect of L sooner than that. You should ask you physician if you should be on 50 mg of L twice a day. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can losartan cause nauseasnous?

Yes: Pretty much any medication you take can have a side effect of nausea. ...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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What are risks of the drug losartan?

What are risks of the drug losartan?

Risks are very minor: Can make blood pressure too low. Can rarely cause cough or painless swelling of the face or upper airway (angioedema). Not a good drug to take if you are pregnant. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: losartan?

Please describe the medication: losartan?

Blood Pressure Med: 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 with significant kidney disease. ...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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Hi. Are there certain foods to avoid while taking Losartan potasssium 100mg? Thankyou.

Hi. Are there certain foods to avoid while taking Losartan potasssium 100mg? Thankyou.

Yes and no: Losartan is a blood pressure medicine that can have the side effect of hyperkalemia (too much potassium). So if you have problems with your potassium being to high, then you should eat a diet that is low in potassium. But I see that you are also taking hydrochlorothiazide which can cause you to have low potassium. Have your labs checked regularly and adjust your potassiium intake as needed ...Read more

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My BP is at 150/99 what should I do? If I have already taken 1 tablet of 50mg of losartan in the morning can I still take another tablet now? Thanks

My BP is at 150/99 what should I do? If I have already taken 1 tablet of 50mg of losartan in the morning can I still take another tablet now? Thanks

Check with your doc: What you need to do is discuss this with the doctor who is treating your hypertension. Do not arbitrarily start giving yourself extra doses of your meds without consultation with your doc. That is a recipe for disaster. ...Read more

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I've been on 100mg Losartan for the past year. I've had to stop taking them due to losing insurance. My BP is up to 150/100. When is this an emergency?

I've been on 100mg Losartan for the past year. I've had to stop taking them due to losing insurance. My BP is up to 150/100. When is this an emergency?

Symptoms: High numbers are only an emergency if accompanied by symptoms like chest pain, severe headache, difficulty breathing, or confusion. That being said letting your blood pressure run high will over time put you at risk for stroke, heart failure and kidney failure. Best to find a clinic that works on a cash basis or sliding rate, and make an appointment for as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Can Losartan cause migraines?

Haven't heard of it: I prescribe a lot of Losartan, and I haven't had anyone (that I know of, anyway) who got migraines from it. However, medications are a common cause of headache.

When my pts think they might be having a side effect from a med, I tell them the only solution is to see what happens when they stop it. Talk to your doc.

Good Luck.

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What are the differences between enalapril 20 and losartan 50?

What are the differences between enalapril 20 and losartan 50?

Acei vs arb: Enalapril is an angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor and losarten is an angiotensin receptor blocker. Both work at the kidney level to control blood pressure and reduced proteinuria. Acei can have a side effect of cough while arbs do not. ...Read more

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Taking losartan 50 & bystolic (nebivolol) 5 goin to Vegas & wud like to have a couple of drinks would this be ok?

Taking losartan 50 & bystolic (nebivolol) 5 goin to Vegas & wud like to have a couple of drinks would this be ok?

Not recommended: Both losartan and bystolic (nebivolol) may have an additive effect of lowering blood pressure when combined with alcohol. One might experience headache, lightheadedness, changes in heart rate, or fainting with this combination. For this reason, it I can be recommended to abstain from alcohol while on these medications. ...Read more

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Should I avoid high potassium foods on losartan?

Should I avoid high potassium foods on losartan?

Possibly: Losartan can raise blood levels of potassium and therefore avoiding high dietary potassium intake would be advisable especially if there is any underlying kidney disease. Labs are usually done to evaluate potassium and kidney function. ...Read more

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Cozaar (Definition)

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