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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: Hyzaar (losartan and hydrocholorthiazide) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Hyzaar (losartan and hydrocholorthiazide) allergy?

Hyzaar: Hyzaar (losartan and hydrocholorthiazide) is an antihypertensive medication. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse effects see: http://www. Rxlist. Com/hyzaar-side-effects-drug-center. Htm ...Read more

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I take Losartan for high blood pressure. I developed allergies, and I need to know what allegy D medications won't interact with Losartan?

I take Losartan for high blood pressure. I developed allergies, and I need to know what allegy D medications won't interact with Losartan?

Better off w/o "D": It's not the interaction. Decongestants elevate blood pressure; that's the problem. If itching, sneezing, runny nose, just use antihistamine +/- a steroid nose spray; you don't need "D". Clogged up? Pseudoephredrine is worse than phenylephrine, and 12 or 24 hr preps are worse than little 30 mg red tabs. Check with your internist/cards; they may OK just a little bit here and there. ...Read more

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70 year-old woman incidentally finds a 1.5cm soft lump below her lower incisors.....?

70 year-old woman incidentally finds a 1.5cm soft lump below her lower incisors.....?

Have endo eval: First see an endodontist to see if the lesion is from your incisor and needing a root canal
If a cyst or other growth have it biopsied to determine what it is ...Read more

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Lst 1.6yr m takin medicine 4 BP whch is moxodinine 0.2mg 1-0-1 & losartan 50mg 0-0-1 bt my BP stl 160-100 frm 2wks dr incld carvedilol - no effect?

Lst 1.6yr m takin medicine 4 BP whch is moxodinine 0.2mg 1-0-1 & losartan 50mg 0-0-1 bt my BP stl 160-100 frm 2wks dr incld carvedilol - no effect?

High Blood pressure: You are on 5 different blood pressure medicines (m) that do not control your bp. You did not mention the doses of the m's you are taking. Speak to your physician and ask if you are on all the maximum doses of them. If you are, you may have secondary high BP (s) caused by factors such as a renal artery stenosis or an excess of aldosterone, among others. You are only 30 years old and you may have s. ...Read more

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Doctor gave me this medicine to take together with losartan so now I taking 2 of them together is that safe?

Doctor gave me this medicine to take together with losartan so now I taking 2 of them together is that safe?

What medicine?: Need to know the medication to be able to comment on any interactions with losartan or its adverse effects. Feel free to add the name of the medication in a follow up question ...Read more

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Can NyQuil/DayQuil be taken if you take Losartan 100mg? If not what recommendations for cold/flu day and night medicines do you have? Thank you!

Mixing medications: Either of them should be fine. The dayquil contains a mild decongestant - phenylephrine which could potentially raise your blood pressure. One version of the nyquil contains pseudoephedrine which should be avoided in people with high blood pressure but in the US that would be behind the counter. I would say take whatever to help your symptoms and only for as long as you have symptoms. ...Read more

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Will Cozaar (Losartan) show up in a urine drug test?

Coozar: Used for treating high blood pressure & kidney complications from Diabetes. It is not detected in UDS testing. ...Read more

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I have a question is losartan 25mg a 24 hour hbp medicine?

I have a question is losartan 25mg a 24 hour hbp medicine?

Yes: Losartan is usually used as a daily medication to treat high blood pressure. The starting dose is often 50 mg, but if your doctor prescribed 25 mg there is probably a reason for you to start on a very low dose. It is also beneficial in diabetics to protect the kidneys. ...Read more

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Do your patients use the drug losartan? Any bothersome or bad side effects?

Many patients: Very commonly used medication. Angiotensin receptor blocker (arb). Very well tolerated. Can make your blood pressure too low, can cause cough and angioedema like ace inhibitors but not nearly as frequently. Conraindicated in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Had nephrotic syndrome 12 yrs ago. Minimal change disease. Should I always be on bp drug to protect kidneys? I've been on Losartan and my new dr disc

Had nephrotic syndrome 12 yrs ago. Minimal change disease. Should I always be on bp drug to protect kidneys? I've been on Losartan and my new dr disc

See answer: Minimal Change Disease is one of the more common and treatable kidney diseases. >90% of patients respond to oral steroids, with most having a complete remission. However, >50% of the adults who go into remission will relapse at some point. A nephrologist is the best MD to follow you and determine what medications are best for you based on your BP, edema, renal function, urine protein amount, etc. ...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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My BP is 150/96 I have been taking Losartan 50 mg for about 20 days, how long does it take for the medicine to take effect?

14d: It should be pretty well equilibrated after 2 weeks. Since it is still high, contact your doc about possible medication adjustment ...Read more

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Anyone ever used the blood pressure drug cozaar (losartan)?

Anyone ever used the blood pressure drug cozaar (losartan)?

Cozar: Yes I have used it for many years and it is safe and effective to control bp. ...Read more

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Which blood pressure medicine is better Benicar (olmesartan) or losartan?

Which blood pressure medicine is better Benicar (olmesartan) or losartan?

Why bother with ARBs: They're both expensive. Can you not take an ace-inhibitor? They're better proven in evidence based studies, and Lisinopril is $4/month at walmart and a bunch of other places. That said, they're pretty comparable as BP meds. ...Read more

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Is blood pressure drug losartan (cozaar) ototoxic?

Is blood pressure drug losartan (cozaar) ototoxic?

Unlikely: This drug is one of over 700 drugs that can cause ototoxicity. This is an angiotensin II receptor blocker. It is reported but is of little chance to do this. Follow your doctor's recommendation. One caveat is that if you are already hearing impaired do not use it. ...Read more

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Is blood pressure drug "losartan" (cozaar) ototoxic?

Is blood pressure drug "losartan" (cozaar) ototoxic?

Generally no: The known 'ototoxic' cardiovascular drugs are as follows:
loop diuretics like Lasix;
aspirin overdose causes tinnitus (ear ringing) as classic sign ...Read more

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Hi I have a few questions about the medicine I'm taking. It's Losartan/HCTZ 50-12.5 MG for high blood pressure. It says to avoid sunlight. Why is that

Hi I have a few questions about the medicine I'm taking. It's Losartan/HCTZ 50-12.5 MG for high blood pressure. It says to avoid sunlight. Why is that

Sun sensitivity: Some meds such as diuretics, i.e. The HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide) in this combination can cause your skin be more sensitive to burning in the sun... ...Read more

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Can the drug hyzaar (losartan and hydrocholorthiazide) cause heart palputations?

Can the drug hyzaar (losartan and hydrocholorthiazide) cause heart palputations?

Yes from diuretic: Yes, the Hyzaar (losartan and hydrocholorthiazide) has a diuretic which can effect postassium and other metabolic perameters in the blood. This can cause palpitations sometimes. ...Read more

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I was just prescribed lisinopril/hctz (20/12.5) for my htn. Is Losartan a better drug than this combination with their combined side effects?

I was just prescribed lisinopril/hctz (20/12.5) for my htn. Is Losartan a better drug than this combination with their combined side effects?

Either will be: Appropriate for your use. One will be cheaper than the other. The important issue is which will be more effective for your treatment and tolerated by you. Trial one and see if it works well then consider alternatives if it is not effective or poorly tolerated. ...Read more

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My cousin has chronic hypertension she uses losartan 50mg, she is found pregnant but took the medicine for 7 weeks of pregnancy. Does it harm fetus?

Class D: Losartan is class d, which means there is positive evidence of human fetal risk; maternal benefit may out weigh fetal risk in serious or life-threatening situations. ...Read more

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What hypertension medicine has the least side effects? I am a 77 year old man-i take losartan hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) 100-12.5 mg and amlodipine besylate 10mg

What hypertension medicine has the least side effects? I am a 77 year old man-i take losartan hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) 100-12.5 mg and amlodipine besylate 10mg

BP med side effects: Some people are more responsive than others to certain blood pressure medications. Norvasc, (amlodipine) losartan, hydrochlorothiazide are 3 of the most well tolerated medications used for blood pressure control. There are a few others commonly used that could be added to these 3meds or replace 1 if needed. If you think you are having side effects or feeling back you should seek medical care. ...Read more

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What hypertension medicine has the least side effects? I am a 77 year old man-i take losartan hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) 100-12.5 mg and amlodipine besylate 10mg

What hypertension medicine has the least side effects? I am a 77 year old man-i take losartan hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) 100-12.5 mg and amlodipine besylate 10mg

BP med side effects: Some people are more responsive than others to certain blood pressure medications. Norvasc, (amlodipine) losartan, hydrochlorothiazide are 3 of the most well tolerated medications used for blood pressure control. There are a few others commonly used that could be added to these 3meds or replace 1 if needed. If you think you are having side effects or feeling back you should seek medical care. ...Read more

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Using losartan potassium 37.5 mg once in a day. Now feel relax and want to stop use of this medicine. Can I stop this medicine now?

Using losartan potassium 37.5 mg once in a day. Now feel relax and want to stop use of this medicine. Can I stop this medicine now?

Talk with Your Doc: Before stopping a medication I recommend you consult with the physician who started you on this medication. There are times when a physician will place someone on a medication for more than one reason. For example, some people with elevated risk of stroke, heart attack, kidney problems, diabetes can be placed on this 'blood pressure' medication to reduce risk of certain conditions mentioned above ...Read more

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I recently had my BP medicine increased losartan-HCTZ to 100-25 and started having chest pain stomach pain with minor pain in left side of chest. Hosp?

I recently had my BP medicine increased losartan-HCTZ to 100-25 and started having chest pain stomach pain with minor pain in left side of chest. Hosp?

See below: Though most chest pains are not related to the heart, it’s important to make sure and to rule out a heart attack (MI) or other significant pathology (e.g. dissecting aneurysm). Symptoms that one should take seriously and seek prompt medical evaluation or call 911 include: persistent, severe, or escalating pain, shortness of breath, sweating, nausea or vomiting, dizziness, fast or irregular pulse. ...Read more

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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Cozaar (Definition)

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