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Doctor insights on: Taking Losartan And Diltiazem Together

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What is the equivalent dose for losartan 50 daily in diltiazem pls?

What is the equivalent dose for losartan 50 daily in diltiazem pls?

Equal dose?: You are comparing apples, losartan (L), with oragnes, Diltiazem (D). Both lower blood pressure and so by different means. Instead of focusing on the dose, in mg, one should focus on how well one's blood pressure is controlled and the any adverse side effects. Speak to your physician (P), as your P knows the you best of all. ...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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Can I take losartan 25+ diltiazem 45 daily for bp? If I take losartan 50 daily or diltiazem 90 daily feel some side effects

Can I take losartan 25+ diltiazem 45 daily for bp? If I take losartan 50 daily or diltiazem 90 daily feel some side effects

Yes: Taking a low or half dose of 2 medicines can be a good way to reduce the side effects. Check with your doctor before making the change. Monitor your BP if change is made. ...Read more

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I'm 32yr m, taking diltiazem sr 90mg 1 daily for bp, earlier I took losartan 50mg 1 daily, now I suffer fr impotence (ed), kindly prescribe me a alter?

I'm 32yr m, taking diltiazem sr 90mg 1 daily for bp, earlier I took losartan 50mg 1 daily, now I suffer fr impotence (ed), kindly prescribe me a alter?

ED: A lot of BP medications have ed as a side effect but most of the time the reason for ed is the damage and spasm of the small vessels in your body, including the penis that lead to hypertension as cause of the ed. ...Read more

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I had been on losartan 50 daily for hypertention for 1 year & recently I had some palpitation & doctor change me to diltiazem sr 90 daily. Is it ok?

I had been on losartan 50 daily for hypertention for 1 year & recently I had some palpitation & doctor change me to diltiazem sr 90 daily. Is it ok?

Probably good: Presumably, your doctor has evidence you have an arrhythmia (irregular heart rhythm). The Diltiazem has antiarrhythmic properties which the losartan lacks. ...Read more

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Can I take diltiazem ands metropolol together?

Can I take diltiazem ands metropolol together?

Bb and ca blockers: You can but it may cause decrease in heart rate. Personally I only combine them in some occasions such as uncontrolled heart rate with atrial fib. For svt and you being quite young likely having a high sympathetic tone with high elevations of heart rate your doctor had to end up giving combo pills. The alternatives are not many but ablation may be an option. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use atenolol 25 mg and diltiazem 30 mg together?

Is it ok to use atenolol 25 mg and diltiazem 30 mg together?

Yes, however....: This combination of medicines both affect heart rate as they both target the av node. Many times serial ekgs will be used to make sure you are tolerating this combination. I will say that this combination (especially immediate release diltiazem) is unusual. ...Read more

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Could you take diltiazem and taztia xt together?

Could you take diltiazem and taztia xt together?

Why?: They're the same drug. Why would you want to do that? Would you take St. Joseph's Aspirin and Bayer (aspirin) Aspirin together? ...Read more

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Can Diltiazem and Atenolol be taken together? I happened to check a medication interaction checker &it said 'increases toxicity, serious interaction'?

Can Diltiazem and Atenolol be taken together? I happened to check a medication interaction checker &it said 'increases toxicity, serious interaction'?

If prescribed by a: Health Care Provider who is checking you (especially your blood pressure) the two may be taken together usually in SMALL DOSES!

Hope this helps
(Note Deltiazem is a Calcium Channel Blocker and Atenolol a beta blocker! They are "synergistic" that is athey act together to form a powerful ANTI-HYPERTENSIVE and CARDIOPROTECTIVE result! ...Read more

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Is it okay to take ibuprofen and diltiazem ER together?

Is it okay to take ibuprofen and diltiazem ER together?

Maybe: What is cause of cramps? Ibuprofen may make BP harder to control. It should be taken occasionally, but not on a regular basis (more than once/twice daily for a few days at a time).
I do not believe Ibuprofen specifically reacts or causes adverse reaction with diltiazem, but it may make BP harder to control by decreasing kidney function (and thus body's ability to get rid of salt/sodium). ...Read more

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Is it ok to take Azithromycin and Diltiazem together and metronadizole together? I have sinus Tach and frequent benign PVCs

Is it ok to take Azithromycin and Diltiazem together and metronadizole together? I have sinus Tach and frequent benign PVCs

Unadvisable: Please talk to your prescribers- both azithromycin & metronidazole can cause a condition called " QT prolongation. Combined with the diltiazem and the PVC's, there is a risk of developing a serious condition called TORSADES DES POINTES. ...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?

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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I take losartan & bystolic (nebivolol)...should they be taken together or should I take 1 morning & 1 evening? Dr. didn't specify.

Most: Will say it doesn't matter intend to tell patients to take one BP pill at night to avoid morning surges. In your cause I would rec'd taking losartan at night. ...Read more

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What do docs think? Should cozaar (losartan) and midodrine be taken together?

Midodrine use: Midodrine (m) is used to treat low blood pressure. It works by stimulating nerve endings in blood vessels, causing the blood vessels to tighten. As a result, blood pressure is increased. It would be unusual to have both m and Cozaar (losartan) (c) used together, as c treats hypertension. Ask the physician (p) who treating the patient what the p is thinking if both m and c are being used together. ...Read more

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Can I take cozaar (losartan) 100 mg. And Norvasc 10 mg. Together?

Can I take cozaar (losartan) 100 mg. And Norvasc 10 mg. Together?

Cozaaar: Cozaar (losartan) and Norvasc are ok together if indicated, ask your dr. Who's taking care of and knows you. ...Read more

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If doctor didn't specify & I'm taking losartan & bystolic (nebivolol) is it ok to be taken together or should I take 1 morning & 1 evening & which one? So confuse

If doctor didn't specify & I'm taking losartan & bystolic (nebivolol) is it ok to be taken together or should I take 1 morning & 1 evening & which one? So confuse

Hypertensive meds: Some patients prefer to take medications like bystolic (nebivolol) in the evening as they feel more fatigued when they take it in the morning. Losartan often has to be taken twice a day to be fully effective as its efficacy may only last 12 hours. If your blood pressure tends to be highest during the afternoon, I recommend taking it in the morning if you're only on one dose a day. Your physician can advise you ...Read more

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I have read different things about taking bystolic (nebivolol) & losartan together causing potassium issues should I be concerned? My kidney function is great!!

I have read different things about taking bystolic (nebivolol) & losartan together causing potassium issues should I be concerned? My kidney function is great!!

Probably not: I agree there is a small chance of elevated potassium levels (hyperkalemia) with these two medications, if you have no kidney dysfunction or other medications predisposing you to elevated potassium levels you should be fine. Nonetheless you healthcare provider you should be monitoring your for elevated potassium levels, particularly when you just start taking these medications. ...Read more

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With high blood pressure can you take cozaar (losartan) and midodrine together?

With high blood pressure can you take cozaar (losartan) and midodrine together?

No, why would you?: Cozaar (losartan) is an arb class of blood pressure lowering medication, appropriate for those w/high blood pressure or hypertension. Midodrine is an Alpha receptor agonist used to treat patients w/orthostatic hypotension, whose blood pressure falls when they change positions. I can't imagine too many patients w/htn who are orthostatic w/treatment where you'd add another med rather than give fluids, etc. ...Read more

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I've been on Losartan 50mg for 4 years together with Atorvastain 10mg. My doctor just prescribed Amlodipine 5mg. I am getting pain in my hand joints?

Go back and see doct: If you feel the issue is from the medication. Stop it and call the prescribing doctor. You need to go back and have the blood pressure checked for you may need a different medication ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Losartan, Amlodipine, Pravastatin, Clopidogrel, Baby Aspirin together?

Is it safe to take Losartan, Amlodipine, Pravastatin, Clopidogrel, Baby Aspirin together?

Yes: Yes, you can take those together. Is your question though if you should take them at the same time of day or can they all be take together in general? Latter answer yes, and I would recommend you take the pravastatin and clopidogrel at night. ...Read more

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Hi. Can I take toprol (metoprolol) XL 100mg and losartan potassium 100mg together at the same time? I take at bedtime.

Hi. Can I take toprol (metoprolol) XL 100mg and losartan potassium 100mg together at the same time? I take at bedtime.

Hypertension: Both are 24 hour medications that are dosed once daily. There should be no problem taking them both together, however if you experience lightheadedness and dizziness please talk to Your doctor. ...Read more

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Can I consume alcohol while taking diltiazem?

Can I consume alcohol while taking diltiazem?

Alcohol & meds/drugs: It is strongly recommended that you not drink alcohol with adizem (diltiazem, a calcium-channel blocker). Alcohol affects how fast the medication is released from the capsule, according the prescribing information. Given that you are taking this for cardiovascular disease (high blood pressure or heart health reasons), it would make sense not to put yourself in danger because you consumed alcohol. ...Read more

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Does Diltiazem often cause Steven johnsons syndrome? What's the occurance rate of SJS from taking this medication?

Does Diltiazem often cause Steven johnsons syndrome? What's the occurance rate of SJS from taking this medication?

SJS: SJS is a severe allergic reaction and can occur following the use of virtually any medication. I don't know the exact incidence with diltiazem but I do know it's exceptionally rare. I prescribe the medication frequently and in >30 years as a cardiologist, I've never seen a case. ...Read more

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Cozaar (Definition)

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