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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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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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Which ssri would be the best choice to take with aspirin 81 mg-losartan 50 mg -cardizem cd 150 as far as interactions?

Which ssri would be the best choice to take with aspirin 81 mg-losartan 50 mg -cardizem cd 150 as far as interactions?

Clean one: You will have to visit with your prescribing doctor. Two ssris at any dose range have minimal drug-drug interactions via the p450 system: citalopram and escitalopram. Any ssri will reduce platelet aggregation and thus gently increase the chance for spontaneous or easy bruising, though it is a rare occurence. Always visit with your doctor who knows you and your medical history best! ...Read more

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Can the drug hyzaar (losartan and hydrocholorthiazide) cause heart palputations?

Can the drug hyzaar (losartan and hydrocholorthiazide) cause heart palputations?

Yes from diuretic: Yes, the Hyzaar (losartan and hydrocholorthiazide) has a diuretic which can effect postassium and other metabolic perameters in the blood. This can cause palpitations sometimes. ...Read more

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I take Cozaar (losartan) for Hypertension and Lexotanil 1.5 + Lustral 50 for Anxiety and Depression, Is there's any Interaction?

Not sure: I found no interaction between Lustral (sertraline) and Cozaar (losartan) . However, Lexotamil (Bromazepam) is not a drug we use in this country - so you might want to check a source in Egypt. I used the Drugs.Com Drug interaction checker. ...Read more

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I was just prescribed lisinopril/hctz (20/12.5) for my htn. Is Losartan a better drug than this combination with their combined side effects?

I was just prescribed lisinopril/hctz (20/12.5) for my htn. Is Losartan a better drug than this combination with their combined side effects?

Either will be: appropriate for your use. One will be cheaper than the other. The important issue is which will be more effective for your treatment and tolerated by you. Trial one and see if it works well then consider alternatives if it is not effective or poorly tolerated. ...Read more

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Is 200mg of COq 10 safe and effective for lowering blood pressure? Current meds are Zoloft losartan betapace and nexium (esomeprazole). Any interactions?

Is 200mg of COq 10 safe and effective for lowering blood pressure?   Current meds are Zoloft losartan betapace and nexium (esomeprazole).  Any interactions?

There are two forms: of CoQ10. Neither has been regulated by the FDA. (One form appears to have more antioxidant properties). Several conditions have been associated with low CoQ10 levels including HTN, heart failure, certain cancers, gingivitis, gastric ulcers, etc. Currently there has not been a consensus arrived at as to the BP lowering effects (due to lack of controlled studies). May affect Zoloft (sertraline) level a bit. ...Read more

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Is it OK to drink gatorade once in a while taking losartan potassium? I know certain drugs increase potassium and gatorade has potassium in it.

Is it OK to drink gatorade once in a while taking losartan potassium?   I know certain drugs increase potassium and gatorade has potassium in it.

Probably ok: The amount of potassium in a glass of Gatorade is minimal and is unlikely to affect serum potassium levels, especially if kidney function is normal. Sugary drinks like Gatorade may not be all that healthy, though. Check out the ingredients: water, sugar, table salt, carbohydrates, electrolytes (110 mg sodium, 30 mg potassium, 93 mg chloride), high fructose corn syrup, artificial colors, glucose, ...Read more

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I take losartan, coreg, (carvedilol) hydralozine, clonidine, amlodipine for HBP& thyroxine for under active thyroid. which drug could effect the affect cialis?

I take losartan, coreg, (carvedilol) hydralozine, clonidine, amlodipine for HBP& thyroxine for under active thyroid.  which drug could effect the affect cialis?

Symptoms?: Hi. Are you getting low blood pressure and/or dizziness when you take Cialis with your blood pressure drug regimen? I would think the hydrazine and the clonidine would be the most likely offenders based on mechanism of action. Generally losartan, Coreg, (carvedilol) and amlodipine are well tolerated with the Cialis family of drugs. But that's quite a BP combo; take my prediction with a grain of salt! Good luck ...Read more

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Out of clonidine, hydralozine, amalodipine, coreg (carvedilol) and losartan. Which is the high blood pressure drug would most likely cause erectile dysfunction?

Out of clonidine, hydralozine, amalodipine, coreg (carvedilol) and losartan. Which is the high blood pressure drug would most likely cause erectile dysfunction?

Of the drugs listed: clonidine is the only one commonly associated with ED unless diuretics are involved. However, other factors may play a role: uncontrolled BP, elevated lipid levels (cholesterol, LDL, triglycerides), emotional factors, insulin resistance/diabetes. The dose of drug is important factor: higher doses may cause problems whereas lower doses do not. Some supplements may also be involved. ...Read more

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Cozaar (Definition)

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