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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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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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Do your patients use the drug losartan? Any bothersome or bad side effects?

Do your patients use the drug losartan?  Any bothersome or bad side effects?

Many patients: Very commonly used medication. Angiotensin receptor blocker (arb). Very well tolerated. Can make your blood pressure too low, can cause cough and angioedema like ace inhibitors but not nearly as frequently. Conraindicated in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Had nephrotic syndrome 12 yrs ago..minimal change disease. Should I always be on bp drug to protect kidneys? I've been on Losartan and my new dr disc

Had nephrotic syndrome 12 yrs ago..minimal change disease.  Should I always be on bp drug to protect kidneys? I've been on Losartan and my new dr disc

See answer: Minimal Change Disease is one of the more common and treatable kidney diseases. >90% of patients respond to oral steroids, with most having a complete remission. However, >50% of the adults who go into remission will relapse at some point. A nephrologist is the best MD to follow you and determine what medications are best for you based on your BP, edema, renal function, urine protein amount, etc. ...Read more

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Anyone ever used the blood pressure drug cozaar (losartan)?

Anyone ever used the blood pressure drug cozaar (losartan)?

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?

Unlikely: This drug is one of over 700 drugs that can cause ototoxicity. This is an angiotensin II receptor blocker. It is reported but is of little chance to do this. follow your doctor's recommendation. One caveat is that if you are already hearing impaired do not use it. ...Read more

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Drug Interaction (Definition)

When the combination of two agents cause an effect, intended or unintended, that would not have otherwise ...Read more


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Cozaar (Definition)

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