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Doctor insights on: Valsartan/Hctz Vs Losartan/ Hctz

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Is losartan hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) same as valsartan hctz (hydrochlorothiazide)?

Is losartan hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) same as valsartan hctz (hydrochlorothiazide)?

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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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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Lisinopril versus moexipril?

Lisinopril versus moexipril?

About the same: These medications are about equivalent although the makers of Moexipril claim better tissue penetration. Drugs in this class of angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor are effective. ...Read more

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Difference between Diovan (valsartan) hct and losartan/hct?

Difference between Diovan (valsartan) 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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What is olmesartan medoxomil hydrochlorothiazide?

What is olmesartan medoxomil hydrochlorothiazide?

Benicar (olmesartan): olmesartan is an angiotensin 2 receptor blocker. For information read this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olmesartan ...Read more

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What are the differences between losarta hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) and losartan potassium?

What are the differences between losarta hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) and losartan potassium?

A combo pill vs. ARB: Losartan HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide) (= Hyzaar) is a combination pill that contains both losartan (angiotensin receptor blocker) and a diuretic (hydrocholorthiazide)--"water pill"-- whereas Loasartan potassium does not contain the diuretic. ...Read more

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Are Diovan (valsartan) and benazepril compatible?

Are Diovan (valsartan) and benazepril compatible?

Yes: Yes, you can take both if prescribed by your doctor for hypertension. You do need regular blood tests to monitor your kidney function when on an anti-hypertensive medication. ...Read more

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Any difference between cozaar comp and hyzaar (losartan and hydrocholorthiazide)?

Any difference between cozaar comp and hyzaar (losartan and hydrocholorthiazide)?

Yes, hyzaar (losartan and hydrocholorthiazide) is 2 med: Yes, Cozaar is losartan. Hyzaar (losartan and hydrocholorthiazide) is Cozaar plus hctz which is a diuretic. It is acombination medicine. ...Read more

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Is prinivil (lisinopril) a betablocker?

Is prinivil (lisinopril) a betablocker?

No: Prinivial is an ace inhibitor, which is another form of blood pressure medicine. Ace inhibitors are felt to have protective effects in patient s with kidney disease, particularly diabetics. It is also effective in the treatment of patients with congestive heart failure. ...Read more

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Is zestril (lisinopril) a statin drug?

Is zestril (lisinopril) a statin drug?

no: Zestril (lisinopril) is primarily used to treat high blood pressure. It is not a "statin" but it is an "ace inhibitor ". ...Read more

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Is Benicar HCT the same as Benicar HCTZ?

Is Benicar HCT the same as Benicar HCTZ?

Yes: Female ? Age asks, Is Benicar HCT same as Benicar HCTZ? Yes ...Read more

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Is losartan hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) same as valsartan hctz (hydrochlorothiazide)?

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. Madhu Kandarpa
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Hydrochlorothiazide (Definition)

This is a diuretic often used to treat high blood pressure. It can be used alone or often in combination with ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Hctz (Definition)

HCTZ is a thiazide agent which is a kind of water pill or diuretic (heart ...Read more