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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. Barbara Lavi
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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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Can pregnant women use Cozaar (losartan)?

Can pregnant women use Cozaar (losartan)?

Cozaar (losartan): Cozaar (losartan) is FDA Pregnancy Category D. It should not be used in pregnancy. ...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

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When is the best time to take losartan & doxazosin for bp?

When is the best time to take losartan & doxazosin for bp?

Night time: There's no mandatory time but many people find that taking meds at bedtime works because they remember to take them as part of their bedtime routine and side effects are minimized because the peak blood levels occur during sleep. Alternatively, some people like to split them up: one in the am, one in the pm. ...Read more

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What are the differences between enalapril 20 and losartan 50?

What are the differences between enalapril 20 and losartan 50?

Acei vs arb: Enalapril is an angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor and losarten is an angiotensin receptor blocker. Both work at the kidney level to control blood pressure and reduced proteinuria. Acei can have a side effect of cough while arbs do not. ...Read more

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How effective is losartan (Cozaar) for treating Marfan syndrome?

Losartan: Losartan treats high blood pressure, as such to the extent is lowers pressure it is helpful in dealing with vascular changes in Marfan's which predispose to aneurysm formation. It doesn't treat the underlying Marfan's physiology directly. ...Read more

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Should cozaar (losartan) and midodrine be taken at the same time?

Should cozaar (losartan) and midodrine be taken at the same time?

COZAR AND MIDODRIN: No these are two opposit medicines and should never be taken or prescribed together. Cozzar is used for high blood pressure and midodrine for low blood pressure. ...Read more

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Nosebleeding side effects of atacand (candesartan) plus and zacor?

Epistaxis: The nosebleeds are likely not a side effect of the Atacand or zocor (simvastatin) but as a result of uncontrolled high blood pressure or nasal dryness. Try some nasal saline or a humidifier and see if this improves your epistaxis. ...Read more

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Lightheadedness. Is this a common side effect of adjusting to losartan?

Lightheadedness. Is this a common side effect of adjusting to losartan?

Can be.: Losratan is an anti-hypertensive of the arb class (angiotensin receptor blocker), and is very good. However, if your blood pressure is lowered too much or quickly, it can occur. It is also used for congestive heart failure, which in and of itself can do this. But is is a side-effect of the drug. Check your BP regularly at home. ...Read more

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Do your patients use the drug losartan? Any bothersome or bad side effects?

Many patients: Very commonly used medication. Angiotensin receptor blocker (arb). Very well tolerated. Can make your blood pressure too low, can cause cough and angioedema like ace inhibitors but not nearly as frequently. Conraindicated in pregnancy. ...Read more

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I'm taking atacand (candesartan) plus for raynaud desease, does it really help?

I'm taking atacand (candesartan) plus for raynaud desease, does it really help?

Yes: Atacand (candesartan) is a blood vessel dilator which acts by blocking an enzyme called angiotensin ii. However, calcium channel blocker drugs (nifedipine) are generally tried first. In some cases they are used together. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat cough that is a side effect of cozaar (losartan)?

What is the best way to treat cough that is a side effect of cozaar (losartan)?

Doesn't add up: Cozaar is the trade name for losartan, which is a BP med in the arb (angiotensin receptor blocker) class. That class does not have cough as a side effect. The angiotensin converting enzyme (ace) inhibitors may have cough as a side effect but not the arb's. If you hava chronic cough on losartan (cozaar) you should talk to your doctor and find the cause: gerd?, asthma? ...Read more

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Can losartan cause chronic bronchitis? I take 25mgs in the morning and 25mgs at night.

Can losartan cause chronic bronchitis? I take 25mgs in the morning and 25mgs at night.

No: A different class of blood pressure medication called ACE inhibitors can cause a chronic cough but losartan is not that class of medication. Bronchitis is due to infection and inflammation of the bronchial tubes. ...Read more

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Doctors, what is the difference between atacand (candesartan) and atacand (candesartan) hct?

2nd ingredient: HCT stands for "hydrocholorthiazide", a second ingredient added to make Atacand (candesartan) more effective. ...Read more

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What number of milligrams of toprol (metoprolol) would I have to take to equal 12.5 mg of atacand?

See answer: There's no standard version between these two different medications as they are in different groups and have different mechanisms of action however since that is a low dose of Atacand (candesartan) I would start off with the lowest possible dose of metoprolol if the target is achieving blood pressure control with up titration as needed. ...Read more

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My dr have increased my atacand (candesartan) to 16mg in the morning & atenolol at night is that good?

Both are: Blood pressure meds which act in concert to control your bp. You should follow your doctor's advice, because controlling BP is important. ...Read more

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My dr prescribed 50 mg of losartan and 25 mg of hctz (hydrochlorothiazide). is this a normal combination?

Very normal: Sure is. Like peanut butter and jelly. Peas and carrots. Hugs and kisses. That combination is effective, safe, and used very commonly because the losartan helps cancel a troublesome side effect of hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) (potassium wasting) and hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) potentiates the effect of losartan. Your dr is on the ball. ...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 accidentally took two losartan hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) 100-12.5 mg tabs I am a 63 year old female weight 109?

I accidentally took two losartan hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) 100-12.5 mg tabs I am a 63 year old female weight 109?

MoniTor closely: Monitor your BP closely. It will most likely not cause much trouble, but if you start to feel faint, pass out, or start having chest pain, you need to get checked. Bed careful standing up quickly as you may get dizzy. ...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


Atacand (Definition)

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