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Losartan Vs Micardis
Hhalthy 54 y/ hypertension. Diovan (valsartan) not appvd anymore. Tried ramipril, metrotar, losartan. Micardis 40 mg causing jitters/stomach upset/irritbl. Help!
ARB: They are both angiotensin receptor blockers and do the same things. ...Read more
S Potassium is 5.54 mmol/l. Doc prescribed Losartan Potassium for HTN & CKD. Will it further increase S. Potassium level? Isn't Telmisartan better?
Class effect: Both Losartan and Telmisartan could increase potassium. Perhaps there was a reason the potassium was elevated (if blood sits too long before running the sample for example) so maybe the doctor to that into consideration. I would confirm with your doctor though as he/she may want to repeat the test. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm 38 year s old. I take Losartan 50, fenofibrato 145mg, and Cardioaspirin every day. May I take Cialis? Thank you
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Yes: You need to take it at the same time every day. ...Read more