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Doctor insights on: Losartan Potassium Side Effects

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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

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 side-effects of hyzaar (losartan and hydrocholorthiazide)?

What are side-effects of hyzaar (losartan and hydrocholorthiazide)?

Many possibilities: Hyzaar (losartan and hydrocholorthiazide) is a combination of two medications: hydrochlorothiazide and losartan. It is used to treat high blood pressure. Hctz is a water pill to keep your body from retaining too much salt. Losartan helps keep blood vessels open. Dry cough is a common problem with losartan. There are many possible side effects; you should read carefully all the information that comes with your prescription. ...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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Can i take losartan 25+ diltiazem 45 daily for bp? If i take losartan 50 daily or diltiazem 90 daily feel some side effects

Yes: Taking a low or half dose of 2 medicines can be a good way to reduce the side effects. Check with your doctor before making the change. Monitor your BP if change is made. ...Read more

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Is cozaar (losartan) 25mg good at lowering blood pressure with little side effects?

Is cozaar (losartan) 25mg good at lowering blood pressure with little side effects?

Cozaar (losartan) and BP: Cozaar (losartan) (C) is a very effective drug to lower blood pressure, if given in sufficient doses. that has very few adverse effects. If your blood pressure is controlled at 25 mg/day of C, that is fine. I prefer to start and keep my patients on 50 mg twice a day. Speak to your physician about how well controlled your BP is and if it is, that dose is fine for you. Good luck. ...Read more

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ARB (Losartan) won't stop my stress induced hypertension. What is a better option without lots of side effects?

ARB (Losartan) won't stop my stress induced hypertension. What is a better option without lots of side effects?

Stressed out: Certainly chronic stress can lead to hypertension. Lifestyle changes such as healthy food choices, exercising regularly, and getting enough sleep can significantly impact blood pressure. Engaging in healing arts such as yoga and tai chi help to calm the mind and strengthen your body. Carving out time to spend with family and friends helps to maintain a sense of connectedness with community. Best. ...Read more

Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
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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


Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Cozaar (Definition)

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