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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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Can children use Cozaar (losartan)?

Can children use Cozaar (losartan)?

Yes: Aside from being used for high blood pressure, the uses are often highly specific and technical (apologies in advance) - here is just a partial list of health conditions for which children are sometimes treated with Cozaar: aortic-root dilation with Marfan’s syndrome, and Alport syndrome-like hereditary nephritis. There are others as well. ...Read more

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Who should not use Cozaar (losartan)?

Who should not use Cozaar (losartan)?

Cozaar (losartan): "COZAAR is contraindicated in patients who are hypersensitive to any component of this product." See: http://www.druglib.com/druginfo/cozaar/interactions_overdosage_contraindications/ ...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?

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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Please describe the medication: cozaar (losartan)?

Cozaar (losartan): Losartan is the generic name for this angiotensin receptor blocker that is used to treat hypertension. ...Read more

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Hi. Are there certain foods to avoid while taking Losartan potasssium 100mg? Thankyou.

Hi. Are there certain foods to avoid while taking Losartan potasssium 100mg? Thankyou.

Yes and no: Losartan is a blood pressure medicine that can have the side effect of hyperkalemia (too much potassium). So if you have problems with your potassium being to high, then you should eat a diet that is low in potassium. But I see that you are also taking hydrochlorothiazide which can cause you to have low potassium. Have your labs checked regularly and adjust your potassiium intake as needed ...Read more

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My BP is at 150/99 what should I do? If I have already taken 1 tablet of 50mg of losartan in the morning can I still take another tablet now? Thanks

My BP  is at 150/99 what should I do?  If I have already taken 1 tablet of 50mg of losartan in the morning can I still take another tablet now? Thanks

Check with your doc: What you need to do is discuss this with the doctor who is treating your hypertension. Do not arbitrarily start giving yourself extra doses of your meds without consultation with your doc. That is a recipe for disaster. ...Read more

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I've been on 100mg Losartan for the past year. I've had to stop taking them due to losing insurance. My BP is up to 150/100. When is this an emergency?

I've been on 100mg Losartan for the past year. I've had to stop taking them due to losing insurance. My BP is up to 150/100. When is this an emergency?

Symptoms: High numbers are only an emergency if accompanied by symptoms like chest pain, severe headache, difficulty breathing, or confusion. That being said letting your blood pressure run high will over time put you at risk for stroke, heart failure and kidney failure. Best to find a clinic that works on a cash basis or sliding rate, and make an appointment for as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Can Losartan cause migraines?

Haven't heard of it: I prescribe a lot of Losartan, and I haven't had anyone (that I know of, anyway) who got migraines from it. However, medications are a common cause of headache. When my pts think they might be having a side effect from a med, I tell them the only solution is to see what happens when they stop it. Talk to your doc. Good Luck. Check out my website CardioGauge.com for heart health education. ...Read more

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Can I take Nyquil with Losartan?

Hypertension: Caution should be used if the product contains phenylephrine, which is the nasal decongestant. This may elevate blood pressure. ...Read more

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Can you take losartan with Nyquil?

Can you take losartan with Nyquil?

Yes, but : which nyquil? at any rate nyquil preparations won't interact with losartan, however, if you are hypertensive or have coronary artery disease, you want to avoid preparations that contain decongestants as phenylephrine, which nyquil severe cold and flu has. Good that you asked, always exercise caution with multiple medications, good luck ...Read more

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Can I take losartan with benedryl?

Can I take losartan with benedryl?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Yes. However diphenhydramine may have other side effects of which you need to be aware, namely sedation and urinary retention. ...Read more

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Cozaar (Definition)

Cozaar is an angiotensin II blocker which is a kind of blood ...Read more