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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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Have pots with hypertension, severe cfs. Which would be best safest beta blocker to try? Currently on losartan potassium 100mg but still tachycardia

Have pots with hypertension, severe cfs. Which would be best safest beta blocker to try? Currently  on losartan potassium 100mg but still tachycardia

Tachycardia: It would be better to identify the cause of your tachycardia (t) rather than to blindly treat it with a beta blocker (b). See your physician (p) and get the answer to your question. ...Read more

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I am on betapace 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 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 max dose is 100mg daily, so this could be adjusted if you are on lower dose. ...Read more

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Anyone ever used the blood pressure drug cozaar?

Anyone ever used the blood pressure drug cozaar?

Cozar: Yes I have used it for many years and it is safe and effective to control bp. ...Read more

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Is blood pressure drug "losartan"(cozaar) ototoxic?

Is blood pressure drug "losartan"(cozaar) ototoxic?

Generally no: The known 'ototoxic' cardiovascular drugs are as follows: loop diuretics like Lasix; aspirin overdose causes tinnitus (ear ringing) as classic sign ...Read more

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Cozaar (Definition)

Losartan is the generic name for this angiotensin receptor blocker that is ...Read more


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