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What hypertension medicine has the least side effects? I am a 77 year old man-i take losartan hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) 100-12.5 mg and amlodipine besylate 10mg

What hypertension medicine has the least side effects? I am a 77 year old man-i take losartan hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) 100-12.5 mg and amlodipine besylate 10mg

BP med side effects: Some people are more responsive than others to certain blood pressure medications. Norvasc, (amlodipine) losartan, hydrochlorothiazide are 3 of the most well tolerated medications used for blood pressure control. There are a few others commonly used that could be added to these 3meds or replace 1 if needed. If you think you are having side effects or feeling back you should seek medical care. ...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


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What hypertension medicine has the least side effects? I am a 77 year old man-i take losartan hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) 100-12.5 mg and amlodipine besylate 10mg

What hypertension medicine has the least side effects? I am a 77 year old man-i take losartan hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) 100-12.5 mg and amlodipine besylate 10mg

BP med side effects: Some people are more responsive than others to certain blood pressure medications. Norvasc, (amlodipine) losartan, hydrochlorothiazide are 3 of the most well tolerated medications used for blood pressure control. There are a few others commonly used that could be added to these 3meds or replace 1 if needed. If you think you are having side effects or feeling back you should seek medical care. ...Read more

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I take 50g of Losartan Potassium and Hydrochlorothizide at 07am and 5mg of Amlodipine Besylate at 10pm. Error tonight, taken Losartan. Am I ok?

I take 50g of Losartan Potassium and Hydrochlorothizide at 07am and 5mg of Amlodipine Besylate at 10pm. Error tonight, taken Losartan. Am I ok?

Losartan 100: Losartan remains in therapeutic change even at 100 mg/day. The main thing to change going forward will be to make adjustments so that you can avoid similar situations in the future. Specifically a pill box might help among others. ...Read more

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What are side effects of taking losartan potassium to contol hypertension?

What are side effects of taking losartan potassium to contol hypertension?

Side effects: Losartan is a member of the angiotension receptor blocker (arb) class of anti-hypertensive agents. The side effects of this class of drugs are minor. The only serious one that can develop is a high potassium level. At your age, I would expect that you have no chronic kidney disease of any significance so I do not think that you will have this problem, at present. ...Read more

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Now I am on losartan for 7 days due to side effect of amlodipine but my BP is still 150/90, please advise I am 39 yrs old?

Now I am on losartan for 7 days due to side effect of amlodipine but my BP is still 150/90, please advise I am 39 yrs old?

See doc in few weeks: Hypertension is a marathon not a sprint. You are barely off the start line. BP should be given some time to stabilize and you should collect enough blood pressure measurements at home so that your doc can make decisions based on a statistically valid average. Your goal BP is going to be around 140/90 or lower depending upon your doc, comorbidity and the recent literature. ...Read more

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I am currently taking losartan & hydrochlorothiazide & norvasc (amlodipine) for blood pressure can any of these counteract the effects of cialis?

I am currently taking losartan & hydrochlorothiazide & norvasc (amlodipine) for blood pressure can any of these counteract the effects of cialis?

BP meds and Cialis: Losartan, HCTZ, (hydrochlorothiazide) and amlodipine do not counteract the effects of Cialis. However, Cialis may potentiate hypotensive effects of these blood pressure medications. Contact your doctor if you have any dizziness, lightheadedness, or fainting. ...Read more

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I have slow urination while taking amlodipine and losartan for hypertension. Is there a relation?

I have slow urination while taking amlodipine and losartan for hypertension. Is there a relation?

Not usually: These are not common side effects of either medication. It is more likely that your prostate is enlarged and restricting flow. Have your pcp check it out. ...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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I take hydralozine, clonidine, amlodipine, coreg (carvedilol) and losartan for HBP and thyroxine. Could any of these medications cause erectile dysfunction?

I take hydralozine, clonidine, amlodipine, coreg (carvedilol) and losartan for HBP and thyroxine. Could any of these medications cause erectile dysfunction?

BP meds can do this: Impotence are listed potential side effects of hydralazine, amlodipine and losartan. Potentially, any of the antihypertensive medicines can do this. It is uncommon to require 5 different medicines to control hypertension. Ask your doctor to reassess your treatment ...Read more

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Can I replace my diuretic (bendro 5mg) with Losartan? I am on amlodipine 10mg and Propranolol 40mg as well.

Can I replace my diuretic (bendro 5mg) with Losartan? I am on amlodipine 10mg and Propranolol 40mg as well.

Depends: If its for your blood pressure alone then it should be fine and maybe even better. BUT if its to help with excess volume or edema (swelling) it may not be a good switch. Either way always discuss things with all of your doctors so they are aware and can prevent any deleterious effects of certain medications. ...Read more

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Do you know if amlodipine + losartan combination is better for hypertension than losartan + hydrochlorothiazide?

Do you know if amlodipine + losartan combination is better for hypertension than losartan + hydrochlorothiazide?

Yes: Amlodipine/Losartan is more potent combination than Losartan/HCTZ
One caveat from my experience is that Losartan is one of the weakest antihypertensives in the angiotensin receptor blocker class of medications ...Read more

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Can I donate blood plasma while taking Amlodipine 10mg, Losartan 100-12.5mg, and Levothyroxin 75mcg?

Can I donate blood plasma while taking Amlodipine 10mg, Losartan 100-12.5mg, and Levothyroxin 75mcg?

Donate blood: BP medications, losartan and amlodipine do not prevent you from donating blood. The Red Cross will accept you as a blood donor if you are taking thyroxine and are healthy. Check with your physician to make sure your TSH is normal. Thanks for the donation. ...Read more

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Lisinopril causes dry cough, norvasc (amlodipine) severe edema legs currently on losartan but think it's causing GI issues what are thoughts on next move?

Lisinopril causes dry cough, norvasc (amlodipine) severe edema legs currently on losartan but think it's causing GI issues what are thoughts on next move?

Next move: Unusual for losartan to cause gi problems. See Ur doc for full discussion. Frequently a lower dose of a combo of meds can still be effective in treating HBP, while decreasing the annoying side effects. Edema well known side effects of Norvasc (amlodipine). Good luck. ...Read more

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I take Amlodipine 5mg, Atenolol 50 mg, and Losartan 50-12.5mg for blood pressure. I accidentally took them all twice. Should I be concerned?

I take Amlodipine 5mg, Atenolol 50 mg, and Losartan 50-12.5mg for blood pressure. I accidentally took them all twice. Should I be concerned?

High blood pressure: High blood pressure is associated with the development of a number of cardiovascular and kidney diseases, including stroke, heart attack, heart failure, and kidney failure; the risks are reduced by BP medicine. Too much medicine might cause low BP, with symptoms like dizziness/fainting. Be careful. For personal attention to your individual case, consider an inbox consult with a doctor on healthtap ...Read more

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I have been taking cozaar (losartan) (generic form) 50mg 2x day for several years and the doctor also added amlodipine besylate 5mg 1x daily. Is the combination?

Yes combination safe: Do you mean is combination safe? Yes. Cozaar (losartan) is an arb- working in your kidneys to keep blood pressure under control (and protect your kidneys) and the amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker, which works on your blood vessels and heart to control blood pressure and reduce cardiac workload. They work compatably to keep blood pressure under control. ...Read more

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Female age 50.I take amlodipine 5mg and losartan 50mg for high blood pressure. . Is it best to take at night or in the morning,?

Female age 50.I take amlodipine 5mg and losartan 50mg for high blood pressure. . Is it best to take at night or in the morning,?

Doesn't matter: There are no scientific data indicating that morning versus evening intake of meds are any different in terms of BP control and cardiovascular outcomes. The important thing is to take medicine regularly. ...Read more

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Taking Losartan, amlodipine and hydrochlorothiazide in the AM. Is it ok to add Atenolol in PM? Heard it actually can cause heart attacks. True?

Taking Losartan, amlodipine and hydrochlorothiazide in the AM. Is it ok to add Atenolol in PM? Heard it actually can cause heart attacks. True?

Heart Attack: You can take it in PM, no it does not raise the risk of heart attack or cause a heart attack. Your doctor probably prescribed it for better BP control. Check with and follow-up. Best wishes.... ...Read more

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I am 55 yr old wm and on 4 hbp meds, 75/50 mg triamterene/hctz, 100 mg losartan, 50 mg atenolol & 5 mg amlodipine. My BP now 103/71. Concerned w taking so many meds. Appreciate your thoughts on this.

I am 55 yr old wm and on 4 hbp meds, 75/50 mg triamterene/hctz, 100 mg losartan, 50 mg atenolol & 5 mg amlodipine. My BP now 103/71. Concerned w taking so many meds. Appreciate your thoughts on this.

Care w multiple meds: For folks on multiple meds, it is critical that someone, preferably your primary MD reviews at least twice a yr, preferably quarterly total meds intake and effects they may be having on the body with vital signs and regular blood tests to see if any changes are warranted. While your BP seems a bit low, more imp is to make sure your potassium etc are ok also, which if lie can pose serious risk. ...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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On acto's 45 mg 1 a day & now im swelling in my ankles & feet are tight on 1 losartan 25mg every am & 1 amlodipine besylate 10mg in pm & puffy face.

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On acto's 45 mg 1 a day & now im swelling in my ankles & feet are tight on 1 losartan 25mg every am & 1 amlodipine besylate 10mg in pm & puffy face.

Medicines: Swelling in your legs is very likely due to Amlodepine but there may be another contributing factor to your swelling specially in your face. This is Actos (pioglitazone) known for retaining fluid. You need to go back to your doctor to discuss these side effects known to occur in the 2 medicines you are taking. ...Read more

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Age 70, DM, CKD-Creatinine 2.6, HTN. Use Amlodipine+Atenolol in the morning & Losartan+HCTZ at night. BP still 80/160. Is it ok? Have any suggestion?

Age 70, DM, CKD-Creatinine 2.6, HTN. Use Amlodipine+Atenolol in the morning & Losartan+HCTZ at night. BP still 80/160. Is it ok? Have any suggestion?

Bp: At age 70, 160/80 is pretty good, some people would recommend trying to get to 140/80 but your doctor is best positioned to judge if accepting the 160/80 is appropriate for you. ...Read more

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I've been on Losartan 50mg for 4 years together with Atorvastain 10mg. My doctor just prescribed Amlodipine 5mg. I am getting pain in my hand joints?

Go back and see doct: If you feel the issue is from the medication. Stop it and call the prescribing doctor. You need to go back and have the blood pressure checked for you may need a different medication ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Losartan, Amlodipine, Pravastatin, Clopidogrel, Baby Aspirin together?

Is it safe to take Losartan, Amlodipine, Pravastatin, Clopidogrel, Baby Aspirin together?

Yes: Yes, you can take those together. Is your question though if you should take them at the same time of day or can they all be take together in general? Latter answer yes, and I would recommend you take the pravastatin and clopidogrel at night. ...Read more

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I am taking 5 mg of amlodipine besylate and having ankle and foot swelling I also take 100 mg losartan can my doctor replace amlodipine with?

I am taking 5 mg of amlodipine besylate and having ankle and foot swelling I also take 100 mg losartan can my doctor replace amlodipine with?

Ankle swelling: Leg swelling is one of the common side effects with Amlodipine. There are several other groups of medicines available to treat hypertension. Your doctor will choose another class based on your other medical conditions. ...Read more

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Potassium (Definition)

Potassium is an essential electrolyte, important in the functioning of many organs including the heart, kidneys, muscles, nerves, and digestive system. Deficiency can be caused by diseases such as kidney failure, vomiting, and diarrhea, or by ...Read more


Cozaar (Definition)

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