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Losartan Vs Valsartan
One of my patients is on valsartan 80 mg od. If we want to switch him to losartan what strength should be used?
Valsartan: I would start on 50 mg and recheck BP in a week or 2 then bump to 100 if you need to. ...Read more
Drug choices: Both losartan (l) and valsartan (v) are drug of the angiotensin receptor blocker class. Both have few side effects and reduce BP and proteinuria quite well. L should be given twice a day and v can be given once daily for maximum their maximum effect. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Drug choices: Both losartan (l) and valsartan (v) are drug of the angiotensin receptor blocker class. Perhaps you were switched due to your BP was not controlled on the dose of the l you were on. Both have few side effects and reduce BP and proteinuria quite well. L should be given twice a day and v can be given once daily for maximum their maximum effect. Check with your physician for her thoughts. ...Read more
I have been on diovan. I was taken off of it for enalapril. Buti got a terrible cough. I have been taken off enalapril and now I am on losartan. It helped initially, but now the coughis back and it is getting worse. What should I do next?
Cough and Meds: Cough is a frequent side effect of drugs like Enalapril (e). The way to see if it is causing it is to stop it. If the cough is present after 2 days, it is likely not a cough related to e-type drugs. If you have a cough after e and losartan are stopped, discuss with your doctor the possibility of having another source of cough. Gerd is on possibility. All coughs are not due to e-like drugs. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can you recommend a generic for cost reduction purposes. I had been taking Diovan hct 300-25 mg and then most recently losartan/hctz 100-25 mg. ?
Due to costs, doc switching me from 160 mg Diovan daily (evening) to losartan. Also take metoprolol 75 mg, morning and evening. Any concerns switching?
No: Everything should work the same way as before. It's just a matter of taking generic vs the name brand. ...Read more
Hhalthy 54 y/ hypertension. Diovan not appvd anymore. Tried ramipril, metrotar, losartan. Micardis 40 mg causing jitters/stomach upset/irritbl. Help!
Many options : Depending on other medical conditions, you might be able to try diuretics such as hydrochlorothiazide, or calcium channel blocker such as amlodipine. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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