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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: Hyzaar (losartan and hydrocholorthiazide) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Hyzaar (losartan and hydrocholorthiazide) allergy?

Hyzaar: Hyzaar (losartan and hydrocholorthiazide) is an antihypertensive medication. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse effects see: http://www. Rxlist. Com/hyzaar-side-effects-drug-center. Htm ...Read more

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I take Losartan for high blood pressure. I developed allergies, and I need to know what allegy D medications won't interact with Losartan?

I take Losartan for high blood pressure. I developed allergies, and I need to know what allegy D medications won't interact with Losartan?

Better off w/o "D": It's not the interaction. Decongestants elevate blood pressure; that's the problem. If itching, sneezing, runny nose, just use antihistamine +/- a steroid nose spray; you don't need "D". Clogged up? Pseudoephredrine is worse than phenylephrine, and 12 or 24 hr preps are worse than little 30 mg red tabs. Check with your internist/cards; they may OK just a little bit here and there. ...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)?

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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Can I take losartan with benedryl?

Can I take losartan with benedryl?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Yes. However diphenhydramine may have other side effects of which you need to be aware, namely sedation and urinary retention. ...Read more

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If my Losartan is causing me to cough should I stop taking it?

If my Losartan is causing me to cough should I stop taking it?

Maybe: Losartan can cause cough. If you have a cough from Losartan, then you should stop it, AFTER you speak to your doctor and get something else for your high blood pressure. I would not go off the medicine without letting your doctor know ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I'm taking losartan k as maintenance daily. I am taking it at 9pm, is this okay?

What do you suggest if I'm taking losartan k as maintenance daily. I am taking it at 9pm, is this okay?

Evening okay: Yes, it should be fine to take losartan in the evening. In fact, some feel that taking once a day meds in the evening is superior to talking them in the morning. ...Read more

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Does losartan contain nitrates?

Does losartan contain nitrates?

No: Losartan controls blood pressure by blocking the action of receptors on blood vessels that cause blood vessels to constrict (ie: narrow down). ...Read more

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What is the different between losartan & candesartan?

What is the different between losartan & candesartan?

Not much: They are manufactured by different companies. However, they both are the same in terms of mechanism of action. They are both angiotensin receptor blocker, and are effective for blood pressure treatment. You may have to check which medicine is covered under your insurance formulary. ...Read more

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


Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Cozaar (Definition)

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