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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Is benicar and generic benicar same ingredients? Benicar only one no dry mouth and olmesartan affordable. Lorsartan giving me bad dry mouth

Is benicar and generic benicar same ingredients? Benicar only one no dry mouth and olmesartan affordable. Lorsartan giving me bad dry mouth

See below: Benicar is the brand name and olmesartan is the generic name or version of Benicar. In general generic versions contain the same ingredients, are equally effective, and have the same potential side effects as the Brand names but generics are noticeably less costly in most instances. ...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?

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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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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Is a chronic cough caused by benicar (olmesartan)?

Is a chronic cough caused by benicar (olmesartan)?

Benicar (olmesartan): Benicar (olmesartan) is an anti hypertensive medication which can cause a chronic cough. ...Read more

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What's difference between olmesartan and valsartan?

What's difference between olmesartan and valsartan?

Almost same: They both are arb, s, both are indicated for hypertension, but valsartan is also indicated for congestive heart failure. ...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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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

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What is the difference between olmesartan and valsartan?

Similar not same: Both drugs are arbs (angiotensin receptor blockers). They are both effective in treatment of high blood pressure and have benefit in patients with abnormal pumping of the heart. However they are different compounds- olmesartan (brand benicar) and valsartan (brand diovan). ...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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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