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Dr. Laura Anissian
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I am taking valsartan 160mg. Sometime I experience ED. Can I take losartan instead to help cure ED?

I am taking valsartan 160mg.
Sometime I experience ED.
Can I take losartan instead to help cure ED?

Same substance: This is same substance. Make sure you are sure it is medicine and not another medicine such as b blocker or just the hypertension, anxiety etc. ...Read more

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Dr. Rashed Hasan
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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


Dr. Jack Rubin, M.d.
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Losartan versus valsartan any reason to switch to valsartan?

Losartan versus valsartan any reason to switch to valsartan?

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

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Dr. James Lin
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A friend was taking Losartan, but that didn't work. Switched to Valsartan. It worked. Both in ARB, why would the latter work instead?

A friend was taking Losartan, but that didn't work. Switched to Valsartan. It worked. Both in ARB, why would the latter work instead?

Here are some ...: Check if she/he made some change in lifestyle such as decrease coffee drink or better sleep, etc. &/or added other hight-BP-related drugs; these may make BP control different. So, look into other factors so to sort out what might be. But occasionally, one may claim one is better than another for the drugs in the same class, like what happens in using Viagra, Levitra, or Cialis in PDE-5is. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Finkelstein
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Dr. Jack Rubin, M.d.
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Is losartan hctz same as valsartan hctz?

Is losartan hctz same as valsartan hctz?

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 more

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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Difference between Diovan hct and losartan/hct?

valsartan: Diovan/hcl is valsartan/hcl and losartan/hcl is a different drug combination but closely related as both are angiotensin receptor blockers. ...Read more

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Dr. Jack Rubin, M.d.
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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?

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 more

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Dr. Manjeet Singh
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Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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Diovan (Definition)

This drug is an angiotensin receptor blocker used to treat hypertension. It is considered helpful in promoting healing of the kidney tissue and is a good choice in persons who develop a cough on drugs called ace inhibitors ...Read more


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Cozaar (Definition)

Losartan is the generic name for this angiotensin receptor blocker that is ...Read more


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