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Doctor insights on: Losartan Potassium Weight Gain

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Can Losartan cause weight gain? Is it common?

Can Losartan cause weight gain? Is it common?

Losartan: This should not cause weight gain!
Check your diet - if it is unchanged since you were first prescribed Losartan you must tell the doctor who prescribed it. ...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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Does high levels of potassium cause weight gain?

Does high levels of potassium cause weight gain?

Not directly: A high potassium level in and of itself won't cause a weight gain. However, if potassium level is high due to poor kidney function, weight gain could be seen due to water retention. Avoid high potassium foods until you discuss this with your doctor (bananas, oranges, tomatoes, potatoes.) good luck. ...Read more

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I know I have a problem with my thyroid, but I have tried synthroid, (thyroxine) but I think it has to do with potassium deficiency, is that possible for the weight gain, fluid retention, charlie horses,?

I know I have a problem with my thyroid, but I have tried synthroid, (thyroxine) but I think it has to do with potassium deficiency, is that possible for the weight gain, fluid retention, charlie horses,?

Not likely: You have to stop guessing. If you have a thyroid problem and if you were prescribed Synthroid (thyroxine) means you have Hypothyroidism, you have to continue and follow up with your Doctor who prescribed the Synthroid (thyroxine) as you will need repeat blood test to see if you need any dose adjustment.
Pottasium deficiency does not cause weight gain and fluid retention, ask your doctor to check potassium level as well ...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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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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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.

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?

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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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

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