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What is the different between losartan & candesartan?

What is the different between losartan & candesartan?

Not much: They are manufactured by different companies. However, they both are the same in terms of mechanism of action. They are both angiotensin receptor blocker, and are effective for blood pressure treatment. You may have to check which medicine is covered under your insurance formulary. ...Read more

Dr. Harinder Gill
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Candesartan (Definition)

This is a medication in a class of blood pressure medications called angiotensin ii receptor blockers (arbs). They work by blunting the effect of the molecule angiotensin ii which is in part responsible for causing blood vessels to contract and thus raising blood pressure. By blocking this molecule the blood vessels dilate and ...Read more


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What are risks of the drug losartan?

What are risks of the drug losartan?

Risks are very minor: Can make blood pressure too low. Can rarely cause cough or painless swelling of the face or upper airway (angioedema). Not a good drug to take if you are pregnant. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: losartan?

Please describe the medication: losartan?

Blood Pressure Med: 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 with significant kidney disease. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: candesartan?

Please describe the medication: candesartan?

ARB: This is a medication in a class of blood pressure medications called angiotensin ii receptor blockers (arbs). They work by blunting the effect of the molecule angiotensin ii which is in part responsible for causing blood vessels to contract and thus raising blood pressure. By blocking this molecule the blood vessels dilate and blood pressure goes down. ...Read more

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Does losartan contain nitrates?

Does losartan contain nitrates?

No: Losartan controls blood pressure by blocking the action of receptors on blood vessels that cause blood vessels to constrict (ie: narrow down). ...Read more

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Can I quit losartan hct cold turkey?

Best if not: Discontinuation of medication would be best if done under your doctor's supervision and directions. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take losartan with cialis?

Losartan: Usually losartan is compatible with Cialis but you should discuss with your doctor for your specific situation. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take arginine with losartan?

Is it safe to take arginine with losartan?

Supplement: I am not aware of contraindication in use of arginine with losartan. Arginine is not recommended in patients with history of heart attack. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can I use a salt substitute if I take Losartan?

Yes!: Although most salt substitutes consist of a potassium salt, and although Losartan is considered a potassium sparing agent, many patients can nonetheless use both without developing dangerously high serum potassium levels. It would be wise of doing so to notify your PCP and check a serum potassium level both before and then once after initiating this substitute therapy. ...Read more

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Is Micardis (telmisartan) the same as losartan?

Same family: No, but they're in the same family of drugs (arbs or angiotensin receptor blockers). ...Read more

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Does the med atacand (candesartan) have a diuretic?

Does the med atacand (candesartan) have a diuretic?

Can be: Atacand-hct is the formulation with the integrated thiazide diuretic added to enhance its blood pressure lowering effect. Available in various dose combinations. ...Read more

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Will Cozaar (Losartan) show up in a urine drug test?

Coozar: Used for treating high blood pressure & kidney complications from Diabetes. It is not detected in UDS testing. ...Read more

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Can the med atacand (candesartan) contain a diuretic?

Atacand (candesartan) and diuretic: Yes, Atacand (candesartan) (a) can have, and is marketed, with a diuretic. A comes in various doses and each strenght has a 12.5 and 25 mg dose of hydrochlorthiazide added to if, it the physician choses to prescribe it. ...Read more

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Does the med atacand (candesartan) contain a diuretic?

No: Atacand by itself is an angiotensin receptor blocker, or arb, which is a vasodilator, not a diuretic. It is possible your Atacand is a combination pill, which includes a diuretic. This would typically be called atacand/hctz (hydrochlorothiazide). The hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) portion is a diuretic. ...Read more

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I have a question is losartan 25mg a 24 hour hbp medicine?

I have a question is losartan 25mg a 24 hour hbp medicine?

Yes: Losartan is usually used as a daily medication to treat high blood pressure. The starting dose is often 50 mg, but if your doctor prescribed 25 mg there is probably a reason for you to start on a very low dose. It is also beneficial in diabetics to protect the kidneys. ...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. Sanjiv Kaul
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Atacand (Definition)

Atacand is an angiotensin II blocker which is a kind of blood ...Read more