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Doctor insights on: Losartan Potassium Versus Bystolic

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I have read different things about taking bystolic (nebivolol) & losartan together causing potassium issues should I be concerned? My kidney function is great!!

I have read different things about taking bystolic (nebivolol) & losartan together causing potassium issues should I be concerned? My kidney function is great!!

Probably not: I agree there is a small chance of elevated potassium levels (hyperkalemia) with these two medications, if you have no kidney dysfunction or other medications predisposing you to elevated potassium levels you should be fine. Nonetheless you healthcare provider you should be monitoring your for elevated potassium levels, particularly when you just start taking these medications. ...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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Taking losartan 50 & bystolic (nebivolol) 5 goin to Vegas & wud like to have a couple of drinks would this be ok?

Taking losartan 50 & bystolic (nebivolol) 5 goin to Vegas & wud like to have a couple of drinks would this be ok?

Not recommended: Both losartan and bystolic (nebivolol) may have an additive effect of lowering blood pressure when combined with alcohol. One might experience headache, lightheadedness, changes in heart rate, or fainting with this combination. For this reason, it I can be recommended to abstain from alcohol while on these medications. ...Read more

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I take losartan & bystolic (nebivolol)...should they be taken together or should I take 1 morning & 1 evening? Dr. didn't specify.

I take losartan & bystolic (nebivolol)...should they be taken together or should I take 1 morning & 1 evening? Dr. didn't specify.

Most: Will say it doesn't matter intend to tell patients to take one BP pill at night to avoid morning surges. In your cause I would rec'd taking losartan at night. ...Read more

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Very nervous on propranolol ER 60 dr put me back on bystolic (nebivolol) 5 mg is it as affective on BP as propranolol I also take losartan 50.

Very nervous on propranolol ER 60 dr put me back on bystolic (nebivolol) 5 mg is it as affective on BP as propranolol I also take losartan 50.

Both meds control BP: All medication doses must be individualized to the needs of the patient. Although these medications have similar mechanism of action, at comparable doses, the change in blood pressure will vary. The doctor will follow your BP and adjust the medication as needed. ...Read more

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If doctor didn't specify & I'm taking losartan & bystolic (nebivolol) is it ok to be taken together or should I take 1 morning & 1 evening & which one? So confuse

Hypertensive meds: Some patients prefer to take medications like bystolic (nebivolol) in the evening as they feel more fatigued when they take it in the morning. Losartan often has to be taken twice a day to be fully effective as its efficacy may only last 12 hours. If your blood pressure tends to be highest during the afternoon, I recommend taking it in the morning if you're only on one dose a day. Your physician can advise you ...Read more

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Is it safe to take supplements like garlic, coq 10, & liver detox supplements while taking Losartan, bystolic, (nebivolol) & metformin?

Is it safe to take supplements like garlic, coq 10, & liver detox supplements while taking Losartan, bystolic, (nebivolol) & metformin?

Caution: I like to typically air on the side of caution when it comes to supplements because a lot of them do interact with many medications. I would take your supplements to your doctor and go over them separately to determine if they are safe. ...Read more

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Should I avoid high potassium foods on losartan?

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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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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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)?

Yes they are safe: If taken together. Take care! Http://www. Drugs. Com/npc/l-theanine. Html. ...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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How long before 50 mg of losartan potassium to work.....just started today?

Time of onset: Drugs such as losartan (L) may take as long as two weeks to work, as they remodel the endothelium of the arteries making them more compliant which lowers the BP. That process takes about 2 weeks to reach full effect which is why one may not see a BP lowering effect of L sooner than that. You should ask you physician if you should be on 50 mg of L twice a day. Good luck. ...Read more

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Using losartan potassium 37.5 mg once in a day. Now feel relax and want to stop use of this medicine. Can I stop this medicine now?

Talk with Your Doc: Before stopping a medication I recommend you consult with the physician who started you on this medication. There are times when a physician will place someone on a medication for more than one reason. For example, some people with elevated risk of stroke, heart attack, kidney problems, diabetes can be placed on this 'blood pressure' medication to reduce risk of certain conditions mentioned above ...Read more

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Take a 50mg dose of losartan potassium in the a.m. Got my pillbox mixed up & accidentally took another pill 12 hrs later pm. Nervous about this.?

No worries: Don't worry - just monitor for any symptoms like chest pain, vision change (blurriness), headache, weakness, feeling of faint. If that happens, drink water and see a doctor. If you have a blood pressure machine handy, you can monitor your blood pressure throughout the day. ...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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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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Is there an alternatie to losartan potassium "lifezar" 50mg to control my blood pressure?

Yes: There are many different classes of anti-hypertensives. See your doctor. A combination of medications is the norm to treat hypertension. ...Read more

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Potassium (Definition)

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Cozaar (Definition)

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