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Losartan (Overview)

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.


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I am type 2 diabetic, perfect blood pressure but doctor gave me losartan. What will losartan do?

I am type 2 diabetic, perfect blood pressure but doctor gave me losartan. What will losartan do?

Losartan in diabetes: Your doctor started you on losartan (l) due to the fact that you have proteinuria (p). Patients with high levels of p have increased risks of mi, stroke and renal failure. Your physician is adding l to prevent these complications in the future. Your p should be checked in 3 months and if it is not going down another agent, such as an ace-i should be used to reduce it as much as possible. Good luck. ...Read more

Losartan (Overview)

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.


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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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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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I'm 32yr m, taking diltiazem sr 90mg 1 daily for bp, earlier I took losartan 50mg 1 daily, now I suffer fr impotence (ed), kindly prescribe me a alter?

I'm 32yr m, taking diltiazem sr 90mg 1 daily for bp, earlier I took losartan 50mg 1 daily, now I suffer fr impotence (ed), kindly prescribe me a alter?

ED: A lot of BP medications have ed as a side effect but most of the time the reason for ed is the damage and spasm of the small vessels in your body, including the penis that lead to hypertension as cause of the ed. ...Read more

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My dr prescribed 50 mg of losartan and 25 mg of hctz (hydrochlorothiazide). is this a normal combination?

Very normal: Sure is. Like peanut butter and jelly. Peas and carrots. Hugs and kisses. That combination is effective, safe, and used very commonly because the losartan helps cancel a troublesome side effect of hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) (potassium wasting) and hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) potentiates the effect of losartan. Your dr is on the ball. ...Read more

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My cousin has chronic hypertension she uses losartan 50mg, she is found pregnant but took the medicine for 7 weeks of pregnancy. Does it harm fetus?

My cousin has chronic hypertension she uses losartan 50mg, she is found pregnant but took the medicine for 7 weeks of pregnancy. Does it harm fetus?

Class D: Losartan is class d, which means there is positive evidence of human fetal risk; maternal benefit may out weigh fetal risk in serious or life-threatening situations. ...Read more

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I was prev on losartan 50 mg 1 x a day now I am on atenelol 25 mg 2x a day. Is atenelol just as effective as losartan if you compare the two.

I was prev on losartan 50 mg 1 x a day now I am on atenelol 25 mg 2x a day. Is atenelol just as effective as losartan if you compare the two.

No: Atenolol is not as effective as Losartan. Losartan is a first generation ARB and is weakest in its class. Because it is cheap HMOs use it. Also please check Atenolol is given only once a day. ...Read more

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Have had broken heart syndrome three times in the past. Now 91, just taken off Lisinoprol for Losartan. Is Losartan safe?

Losartan, safe?: The answer to your question is "Yes". Losartan (L) is a drug from the angiotensin receptor blocker class and has a similar action to Lisinopril, affecting the renal angiotensin activating system and has fewer side effects. To find out the reason the switch was made, ask your physician (P) if you have not already done so. ...Read more

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I take xarellto, losartan, bisoproplol and flecainide, can I safely take omeprazole?

Talk with doctors...: For your best interest and continuation of care, and for saving others' time online, it's most logical to ask your cardiologist directly.

Best wish. .. Always. ...Read more

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If a tablet contains 50 mg losartan potassium and 12.5 mg hydrochlorothiazide, how many tablets would be dangerous to take?

If a tablet contains 50 mg losartan potassium and 12.5 mg hydrochlorothiazide, how many tablets would be dangerous to take?

As prescribed: Any dose of medication greater than prescribed by your physician can have unpredictable results. Therefore I think you should take the dose prescribed and nothing greater. ...Read more

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Lightheadedness. Is this a common side effect of adjusting to losartan?

Lightheadedness. Is this a common side effect of adjusting to losartan?

Can be.: Losratan is an anti-hypertensive of the arb class (angiotensin receptor blocker), and is very good. However, if your blood pressure is lowered too much or quickly, it can occur. It is also used for congestive heart failure, which in and of itself can do this. But is is a side-effect of the drug. Check your BP regularly at home. ...Read more

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It's been 24 hours since taking my last blood pressure med. (Losartan 100mg) my Bp is 127/65. Should I take my Bp again or will the 65 get too low?

Hypertension: The reported BP is fine, a diastolic of 65 is admirable. If you stop taking scheduled meds prescribed for documented diagnosed hypertension then the BP will rise up though perhaps not right away;so do take the med as prescribed.Losartan sometimes works better taken divided in to 2 doses 12 hours apart eg 50mg every 12 hours. Good luck. ...Read more

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Since I started effient-aspirin-isorbide-losartan-coreg. Never had breathing problems in my life. ..What is going on?

Since I started effient-aspirin-isorbide-losartan-coreg. Never had breathing problems in my life. ..What is going on?

Medications: You are on medication which prevent angina or angina equivalent symptoms. Medications are making you feel back to normal. ...Read more

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What type of antidepressant is remeron? Is it good for anxiety old and panic? Will it interact with betapace (sotalol) and cozaar? Side effects?

What type of antidepressant is remeron? Is it good for anxiety old and panic? Will it interact with betapace (sotalol) and cozaar? Side effects?

Tricyclic: Remeron (mirtazapine) is not intended to treat anxiety/panic - in fact that is a possible side effect. There are many (very common w/ psychoactive meds) side effects possible - so keep your provider informed of your reactions. Yes, it does interact w/ both and possibly lowers blood pressure. So, keep close watch and make accurate reports. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Advice medication for both hyperlipidemia&hypertension from combination losartan 50mg+amlodipine 5mg with atorvastatin or rosuvastatin or simvastatin?

Advice medication for both hyperlipidemia&hypertension from combination losartan 50mg+amlodipine 5mg with atorvastatin or rosuvastatin or simvastatin?

Depends: They are all effective. It really depends on how much lipid lowering you need. Rosuvastatin is the most potent. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Would luvox mix ok with lamictal, tegretol, klonopin, andro gel, onglyza, (saxagliptin) vitoryn, plavix, aspirin, coreg, losartan, isosorbide or would Zoloft be safer?

Would luvox mix ok with lamictal, tegretol, klonopin, andro gel, onglyza, (saxagliptin) vitoryn, plavix, aspirin, coreg, losartan, isosorbide or would Zoloft be safer?

Luvox (fluvoxamine): It could happen to interact with klonopin, but in general Luvox (fluvoxamine) is well tolerated in combination with other treatments. ...Read more

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Can losartan cause nauseasnous?

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?

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 150/96 I have been taking Losartan 50 mg for about 20 days, how long does it take for the medicine to take effect?

14d: It should be pretty well equilibrated after 2 weeks. Since it is still high, contact your doc about possible medication adjustment ...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?

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.

Check out my website CardioGauge. Com for heart health education. ...Read more

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Can I take Nyquil with Losartan?

Hypertension: Caution should be used if the product contains phenylephrine, which is the nasal decongestant. This may elevate blood pressure. ...Read more

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