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I am type 2 diabetic, perfect blood pressure but doctor gave me losartan. What will losartan do?

I am type 2 diabetic, perfect blood pressure but doctor gave me losartan. What will losartan do?

Losartan in diabetes: Your doctor started you on losartan (l) due to the fact that you have proteinuria (p). Patients with high levels of p have increased risks of mi, stroke and renal failure. Your physician is adding l to prevent these complications in the future. Your p should be checked in 3 months and if it is not going down another agent, such as an ace-i should be used to reduce it as much as possible. Good luck. ...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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What is the different between losartan & candesartan?

What is the different between losartan & candesartan?

Not much: They are manufactured by different companies. However, they both are the same in terms of mechanism of action. They are both angiotensin receptor blocker, and are effective for blood pressure treatment. You may have to check which medicine is covered under your insurance formulary. ...Read more

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I think I do have postural tachycardia syndrome.... What should I do? What can cause this? Can losartan do this?

I think I do have postural tachycardia syndrome.... What should I do? What can cause this? Can losartan do this?

Doubt it: Some patients have peripheral denervation (neuropathic pots); have symptoms that are due to sustained or parosyxmal overactivity of the sympathetic nervous system (hyperadrenergic pots); and some individuals have pots dominated by features of deconditioning. Can take exrtra salt, drink 2 glasses of water before getting up, certain meds.Losartan causes postural hypotension and tachycardia, no pots. ...Read more

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What side effects does hyzaar (losartan and hydrocholorthiazide) and betaloc have as I feel sick dizzy and have bad flushing of the face?

What side effects does hyzaar (losartan and hydrocholorthiazide) and betaloc have as I feel sick dizzy and have bad flushing of the face?

Dizziness: As with any medication, there are potential side effects of hyzaar (losartan and hydrocholorthiazide). The most common side effect is low potassium in the blood, which occurs in up to 6.7 percent of patients. Other common reactions include an infection, such as the common cold or flu; dizziness; and coughing. If you experience more severe problems, such as seizures, an unexplained rash, or vomiting, contact your healthcare provider. ...Read more

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Can losartan cause nauseasnous?

Yes: Pretty much any medication you take can have a side effect of nausea. ...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?

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 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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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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