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Doctor insights on: Losartan Potassium Warnings And Recalls

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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

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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How long before 50 mg of losartan potassium to work.....just started today?

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?

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.?

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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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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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 either losartan potassium or Cardizem cd associated with any significant nausea?

Not commonly: Neither of these medications commonly cause severe nausea. The most common GI side effect from diltiazem is constipation. I would suggest you speak with your physician since these medications can sometimes cause electrolyte abnormalities which can cause significant nausea. ...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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Can using 50 mg of losartan potassium along with 2.0 mg daily of klonopin (clonazepam) cause problems?

Can using 50 mg of losartan potassium along with 2.0 mg daily of klonopin (clonazepam) cause problems?

Symptoms?: We are at a loss here. Do you have any concerns? Symptoms? Both (in fact all) medications if used properly carry risks of use. 400 characters does not allow for a proper delineation of each agents risks. ...Read more

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My dr wants to switch me from 20 mg of lisinopril to 50 of Losartan will the transition be easy & should I worry more about potassium on losartan?

It's OK to switch: Lisinopril and Losartan are both great medications with equal efficacy and you can easily switch from one to the other. They both may increase the potassium level equally but unless you have advanced kidney disease, neither should affect your potassium significantly. ...Read more

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I have an enlarged aorta and I take 100mg of losartan potassium for it every day, is there any possibility of me ever being able to donate a kidney t?

I have an enlarged aorta and I take 100mg of losartan potassium for it every day, is there any possibility of me ever being able to donate a kidney t?

High BP age 17.: You need to see a nephrologist (n) to see if you have something causing you to be hypertensive. Causes could be a coarctation of your aorta, conn's syndrome, pheochromocytoma or a renal artery stenosis. Finding out why you have high BP at 17 is more important than answering the question if you can donate a kidney. See a n and you may be able to stop taking your BP medicines. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can I take potassium gluconate with losartan-hctz???

Potassium: Why are you planning to take potassium supplements? Did you get labs done to suggest low K? Losartan and HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide) counteract the k handling by the kidney. Suggest have you serum potassium checked and then take and if on it have a follow up potassium done. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to take a potassium supplement while also taking losartan?

Possibly: If you are taking a potassium supplement because you are being treated with a diuretic, upon adding losartan, you might not require continuation of the potassium supplement. Monitor potassium. ...Read more

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