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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

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more


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Can losartan potassium cause coughing?

Can losartan potassium cause coughing?

Losartan and cough: Losartan (l) is not known to cause a cough, commonly. A cough that is non-productive of sputum, especially at night, may be due to gastro-esophageal disease (g). G may present with heartburn after meals and it often presents with a cough at night. Ask the doctor who prescribed your l for more information and what other tests to do, or drugs to take, to diagnose and treat g. ...Read more

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What side effects are associated with Cozaar (losartan)?

Cozaar (losartan): See: http://www. Drugs. Com/sfx/cozaar-side-effects. Html

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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

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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?

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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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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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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What side effects does hyzaar (losartan and hydrocholorthiazide) and betaloc have as I feel sick dizzy and have bad flushing of the face?

What side effects does hyzaar (losartan and hydrocholorthiazide) and betaloc have as I feel sick dizzy and have bad flushing of the face?

Dizziness: As with any medication, there are potential side effects of hyzaar (losartan and hydrocholorthiazide). The most common side effect is low potassium in the blood, which occurs in up to 6.7 percent of patients. Other common reactions include an infection, such as the common cold or flu; dizziness; and coughing. If you experience more severe problems, such as seizures, an unexplained rash, or vomiting, contact your healthcare provider. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat cough that is a side effect of cozaar (losartan)?

What is the best way to treat cough that is a side effect of cozaar (losartan)?

Doesn't add up: Cozaar is the trade name for losartan, which is a BP med in the arb (angiotensin receptor blocker) class. That class does not have cough as a side effect. The angiotensin converting enzyme (ace) inhibitors may have cough as a side effect but not the arb's. If you hava chronic cough on losartan (cozaar) you should talk to your doctor and find the cause: gerd?, asthma? ...Read more

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Will losartan potassium interfere with methadone?

Will losartan potassium interfere with methadone?

No interactions: I ran this through a drug-interaction program and there said there were not any known interactions. ...Read more

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Is it possible for losartan potassium to increase your urination volume?

Is it possible for losartan potassium to increase your urination volume?

No: No effect on urinary output unless there is a combination with a diuretic such as hctz (hydrochlorothiazide). ...Read more

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What are the differences between losarta hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) and losartan potassium?

What are the differences between losarta hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) and losartan potassium?

A combo pill vs. ARB: Losartan HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide) (= Hyzaar) is a combination pill that contains both losartan (angiotensin receptor blocker) and a diuretic (hydrocholorthiazide)--"water pill"-- whereas Loasartan potassium does not contain the diuretic. ...Read more

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Hi. Can I take toprol (metoprolol) XL 100mg and losartan potassium 100mg together at the same time? I take at bedtime.

Hypertension: Both are 24 hour medications that are dosed once daily. There should be no problem taking them both together, however if you experience lightheadedness and dizziness please talk to Your doctor. ...Read more

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If a tablet contains 50 mg losartan potassium and 12.5 mg hydrochlorothiazide, how many tablets would be dangerous to take?

If a tablet contains 50 mg losartan potassium and 12.5 mg hydrochlorothiazide, how many tablets would be dangerous to take?

As prescribed: Any dose of medication greater than prescribed by your physician can have unpredictable results. Therefore I think you should take the dose prescribed and nothing greater. ...Read more

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I am on labetolol 100mg, the ARNP just added losartan 25mg. Is this a dangerous combination as they both raise potassium levels?

Potassium: Increased K is not usual with labetalol, it is not non sp BB, so increased K is not an issue. (there is an error in the entry in Wikipedia). Losartan can cause increased K, but you are on low dose and if kidney function is normal, there should be no issue. All patients on ARB should have their kidney function including potassium checked and time to check can be 1-5 weeks, based on medical history ...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.

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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Is there such thing as a gluten free losartan potassium tablet?

There is none: Gluten is derived from the endosperm of grass related grains and is not found in losartan potassium. ...Read more

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Should I avoid high potassium foods on losartan?

Possibly: Losartan can raise blood levels of potassium and therefore avoiding high dietary potassium intake would be advisable especially if there is any underlying kidney disease. Labs are usually done to evaluate potassium and kidney function. ...Read more

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Can Losartan Potassium 25 mg lower your Cholesterol?

Not likely though it: Can have indirect effect on renal function and the HPA axis which could then affect metabolism of fats. Losartan is typically prescribed for hypertension and renal protection effect long term. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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Can l-theanine be taken with cozaar (losartan potassium)?

Can l-theanine be taken with cozaar (losartan potassium)?

Yes they are safe: If taken together. Take care! Http://www. Drugs. Com/npc/l-theanine. Html. ...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. 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