losartan vs valsartan

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Dr. Jack Rubin answered:

Is losartan hctz same as valsartan hctz?

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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.
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Losartan versus valsartan any reason to switch to valsartan?

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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.
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Difference between diovan hct and losartan/hct?

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

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Losartan/Hctz is available as a generic. Speak with your doctor.
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Hhalthy 54 y/ hypertension. Diovan not appvd anymore. Tried Ramipril, MetroTar, Losartan. Micardis 40 mg causing jitters/stomach upset/irritbl. HELP!

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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.
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Been on Diovan, I was taken off for Enalapril.terrible cough.Taken off this and now Losartan.helped initially, now cough back and getting worse. Next ?

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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.
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Effects of valsartan?

Lower blood pressure

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Valsartan is an angiotensin receptor blocker and blocks angiotensin II, a potent constrictor of arteries and veins. It lowers blood pressure and as a result, lowers the workload on the heart.
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Can valsartan cause bradycardia?

Probably not

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Valsartan, also called Diovan is an "ARB" (angiotensin II receptor antagonist) typically used for the management of hypertension and congestive heart failure. The most common side effects are dizziness and lightheadedness, but not bradycardia. Another cause of bradycardia is more likely.
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Dr. Sunil Mehra answered:

Have cough - amlodopine versus valsartan?

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Ace inhibitors cause more cough than ARBs like valsartan because effect on bradykinin, Amlodipine does not cause cough
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Dr. Rick Koch answered:

Please describe the medication: Valsartan?

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Angiotensin receptor blocking agent
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