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Doctor insights on: Losartan Vs Olmesartan

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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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Which blood pressure medicine is better Benicar (olmesartan) or losartan?

Which blood pressure medicine is better Benicar (olmesartan) or losartan?

Why bother with ARBs: They're both expensive. Can you not take an ace-inhibitor? They're better proven in evidence based studies, and Lisinopril is $4/month at walmart and a bunch of other places. That said, they're pretty comparable as BP meds.

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Is Benicar a more potent ARB than generic Cozaar? Losartan 100 seems much weaker than 40mg of Benicar, There is obviously a large cost difference.

Is Benicar a more potent ARB than generic Cozaar? Losartan 100 seems much weaker than 40mg of Benicar, There is obviously a large cost difference.

ARB vs ARB for BP: Is Benicar a more potent ARB than generic Cozaar? Losartan 100 seems much weaker than 40mg of Benicar, There is obviously a large cost difference. ANS: no head to head comparisons 2 judge so in absence of data I recommend the cheapest one 1st. If it gets BP to goal stay with it. If max does does not work then not likely another ARB will work well. But always worth a try if other agents don't work

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Tried Losartan 100mg as an alternative to Benicar 40mg due to $. Benicar works great, Losartan does not. Is cozaar the the weakest among ARB medications?

Unlikely.: Their effectiveness is essentially all the same. It might be that the generic medicine is not as effective though the FDA assures us they are very strict with quality control.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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Olmesartan (Definition)

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


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Benicar (Definition)

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