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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.
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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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