Losartan

FDA Approved: * April 6, 2010
Pharm Company: * TEVA PHARMS
Category: Blood Pressure

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Losartan Overview

Losartan (rINN) /losrtn/ is an angiotensin II receptor antagonist drug used mainly to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). It was the first angiotensin II antagonist to be marketed. Losartan potassium is marketed by Merck & Co. Inc. under the trade name Cozaar, and is available in generic form. Contents 1 Medical uses 2 Mechanism of action and pharmacological actions 3 Pharmacokinetics 4 Adverse effects 5 Contraindications 6 See also 7 References 8 External links Medical ...

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Is losartan a statin drug?
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I take 100 mg losartan a day along with 10mg amlodipine. I have really bad aches and pains in all my joints and muscles. Is losartan to blame as I did not have it before? ## It is not a statin drug, but it can cause those types of side effects in some people that take it. The NIH lists other typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, and increased urination. The increased urination could also cause it, if you are becoming dehydrated. How are you doing, now? Has there been any change?
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Can pain in feet and ankle be from Losartan?
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I started Losartan (50 mg/1 per day) in May, after battling the Lisinopril cough for 2 months. I have had a lot of pain in my feet and my achilles tendon on one ankle. I also have gained weight and have increased appetite. I also have pain in my knees. What is a good substitute for Losartan? Is it possible that these things I have described are caused by Losartan? Also, what about fatigue? Thank youi. ## Hello, CJ! How are you? I'm sorry that you're in pain. Yes, it could be due to the Losartan, it does sometimes cause these types of issue as side effects in some people that take it. I experienced similar issues from several blood pressure/cardiac medications, too. Atacand is a similar medication, it contains the active ingredient Candesartan, it's also available as a generi...
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Losartan 10mg vs Coveram 5mg Efficacy
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I had been taking 10 mg Losartan for several years. Checked my blood pressure yesterday and it was at 180/80. So I took one 5mg Coveram yesterday, and today my blood pressure is 117/77. No side effects whatsoever. Coveram 5mg worked immediately. ## It really varies from person to person, different medications work better for different people, since everyone is different. The NIH lists the typical ones for this medication as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination, and hypotension. How are you doing, now?
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losartan does not lower my blood pressure
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Is it possible to have an adverse affect being on losartan? My husband has been on 100mg for 6 weeks and it seems as thou his bp increases an hour or two after taking it? ## Hello, Natalie! How is your husband doing? How much does it increase and what time of day does he take it? It is normal for blood pressure to change throughout the day, when we engage in physical activity, after we eat and etc. It never remains at one steady level all throughout the day. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination and dry mouth. ## My blood pressure is normal after relaxing all day no stress but doubles up on my losartan ## I was on losartan potassium for years. But I also took metoprolol tartrate for irregular heartbeat. Just to give...
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Losartan 100mg + HCTZ 12.5 + Amlodepine 5mg
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Hi I am taking above dose of all 3 meds. and I'm suffering w/lot of side effects. But Dr. says there is NO WAY WHAT YOU SAY YOUR SIDE EFFECTS ARE DUE TO THEM IS TOTALLY NOT TRUE. How can I fight the Dr. All of the following started as soon as I was given all 3 meds simultaneously: Fatigue, Letahrgic, Tiredness, Cramps in feet day and night, Making lot of urine I go every hr of the hr., I'm off Salt diet, Rash and itching on hands, Arthritis in all joints causes excessive pain all the time, Unsteady on my feet, can not walk one block without feeling that I'm dragging my feet etc. and Much More. And Dr. says you have to bear and live w/whatever is happening to you because you want to lower your BP (which is down from 170 to 144 now, and does not budge any lower than this), I h...
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Lisinopril 20mg hctz/losartan 100mg htcz
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I have been taking 20 mg lisinopril with the diuretic and my blood pressure has been anywhere from 140?/90? To 150?/98 or so. Today my doctor switched me to losartan hctz100-25 mg. I'm worried the mg in losartan is so much higher than the lisinopril. Is this safe? Will this make my blood pressure drop to an unsafe level? I took the lisinopril this morning and he told me to start the losartan tomorrow morning. Is this okay? ## Hello, Melissa! How are you? That is a normal starting dose for Losartan, it may seem a lot higher than the dosage you were taking of Lisinopril, however, since it is in a different class of medications, it is actually only a little higher, which I'm guessing is due to the fact that your blood pressure readings were still high and need further lowering. How...
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Losartan Hctz 100 25 Mg
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My first perscription for Losartan/HCTZ 100-25mg last month the pill was teardrop and yellow. I just had it refilled and the pill is retanguler, white, and has ZD 19 stamped on it. I think the pharmacy made a mistake. I have not taken them. Please advise!!!!!!! ## No, they haven't made a mistake, this tablet also contains 100mgs of Losartan and 25mgs of Hydrochlorothiazide, which are commonly used to treat high blood pressure and certain cardiac conditions. It is common for a pharmacy to switch, depending on whatever company is offering the cheapest price, at the time they have to restock their supply. It's how they keep their prices as low as possible, for their customers that don't have insurance. Since this is a generic medication, it is manufactured by several different ...
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losartan 25 mg
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i have been taking losartan 50 mg a day , but divided morning and night as dr noticed side effects, prescribed 25 mg . it is 10 days but i have seriously cramps on my legs when i 'm jugging or walking i'll consulate with my dr .my bp is120/80. is there a medicine to low bp but less side effect than losartan ?or can i take half of 25mg one time a day ? ## I am taking this drug as well with the same side affects. After having taken it for a month the cramps (Charlie horses) have all but stopped. ## Those might be side effects of this medication, according to NIH reports. You may also experience nausea, dizziness, headache, and increased urination. But as GS stated, they typically go away, after your body becomes used to the medications. Alternatively, you may also be dehydrated. H...
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How long should I give Losartan time to work?
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I have been on medication for high blood pressure for six months and it has not come down much. I'm still at stage 2. In the last month my Doctor has changed my medication to losartan and now i'm on 100mg a day. I know it's the maximum dose, so how long would you give this medication or would you say it's not working for me? ## Generally, it takes about 4 to 5 weeks for this class of medications to reach their full level of efficacy in your body. Has there been any change? The NIH lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination, and hypotension.
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Losartan and Weight Gain
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I expressed to my physician that I am experiencing weight gain with Losartan, however she doesn't believe me. I was originally taking Lisinopril but experienced tremendous hair loss. Since the past year, I have gained much of the 40 pounds back that I had previously loss. Furthermore, my blood pressure was more controlled with the ACE Inhibitor. Please help. I'm thinking about seeking help frim a homeopathic doctor. ## Weight gain can be a normal side effect of most blood pressure and cardiac medications, but that usually levels out around 10 pounds, or so. The FDA lists the other typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination and hypotension. Are you on any other medications? Do you keep your diet low in sodium and fat?
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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Losartan
  • Tablet: 100mg, 100mg/25mg, 25mg, 50mg, 50mg/12.5mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Losartan: (132 results)

Showing the first 20, Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0054-0123 Losartan Pot 25 mg Oral Tablet by Roxane Laboratories, Inc.
  • 0054-0124 Losartan Pot 50 mg Oral Tablet by Roxane Laboratories, Inc.
  • 0054-0125 Losartan Pot 100 mg Oral Tablet by Roxane Laboratories, Inc.
  • 0093-7364 Losartan Pot 25 mg Oral Tablet by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
  • 0093-7365 Losartan Pot 50 mg Oral Tablet by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
  • 0093-7366 Losartan Pot 100 mg Oral Tablet by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
  • 0378-4041 Losartan Pot 25 mg Oral Tablet by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 0378-4042 Losartan Pot 50 mg Oral Tablet by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 0378-4043 Losartan Pot 100 mg Oral Tablet by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 0591-3745 Losartan Pot 25 mg Oral Tablet by Watson Laboratories, Inc.
  • 0591-3746 Losartan Pot 50 mg Oral Tablet by Watson Laboratories, Inc.
  • 0591-3747 Losartan Pot 100 mg Oral Tablet by Watson Laboratories, Inc.
  • 0603-4224 Losartan Pot 25 mg Oral Tablet by Qualitest Pharmaceuticals
  • 0603-4225 Losartan Pot 50 mg Oral Tablet by Qualitest Pharmaceuticals
  • 0603-4226 Losartan Pot 100 mg Oral Tablet by Qualitest Pharmaceuticals
  • 0615-7604 Losartan Pot 100 mg Oral Tablet by Ncs Healthcare of Ky, Inc Dba Vangard Labs
  • 0615-7605 Losartan Pot 50 mg Oral Tablet by Ncs Healthcare of Ky, Inc Dba Vangard Labs
  • 0615-7606 Losartan Pot 25 mg Oral Tablet by Ncs Healthcare of Ky, Inc Dba Vangard Labs
  • 0781-5700 Losartan Pot 25 mg Oral Tablet by Sandoz Inc
  • 0781-5701 Losartan Pot 50 mg Oral Tablet by Sandoz Inc
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Other drugs which contain Losartan or a similar ingredient: (4 results)


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Losartan and lisinopril are the same? hctz 25 / lisinopril 20 mg....how does it differ from hctz 25 / losartan 100 mg? ## One contains Lisinopril and the othe... 47 replies
Losartan Pot 50 Mgs Tab Side Effects I am taking Losartan 50 mgs twice a day .......I am getting terrible joint and muscle pain.Can it be from the meds ? Orr... 22 replies
Losartan side effects SInce being switched from lisinipril 20 mg to Losartan Pot 50 mg about three months ago I have gained 12 pounds and alwa... 15 replies
Losartan Lup EVERY TIME I GET A REFILL IT IS A DIFFERENT PILL. IT HAS IN THE PAST BEEN GREEN, NOW IT IS A VERY PALE YELLOW.. 50 MG OF... 14 replies
Losartan vs Lisinopril re potassium My doctor took me off Lisinopril 10 MG Tab and put me on Losartan 50-12.5MG Tab because my potassium was too high. Looki... 9 replies
Losartan Pot Tab Losartan Pot Tab 50mg. round,white 5/73 ## Losartan is an ARB that is most commonly used to help treat high blood pressu... 9 replies
Losartan Potassium Cost Where can I find help for the cost of this drug, since I do not have insurance? I need to take it twice a day. The cost ... 8 replies
Losartan & Hydrochlorothiazide Any side effects ## Sir, Are there any possible side effects due to the long time use of LOSARTAN HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE wh... 8 replies
Losartan Hctz 100 25 Mg My first perscription for Losartan/HCTZ 100-25mg last month the pill was teardrop and yellow. I just had it refilled and... 7 replies
Losartan Potassiumg 100mg Tab My pressure is up 135/102 this evening can I take another losartan ## No, Losartan is not a medication that will work to... 7 replies