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Losartan Vs Olmesartan
Sartans: They belong to the same family and work the same way.
Drugs: They are the same family of drugs similar effects, different specific arbs.
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
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.
None: Those medications are for hypertension. Not for insomnia.
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.See 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.