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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Side Effect Repace 25 Mg
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what is the side effect of repace 25 mg.? why veltam plus is given by the doctor? why beta blocker medicine is given by the cardiologist? ## A cardiologist handles the branch of medicine that deals with diseases and abnormalities of the heart. For this reason it is understandable that he or she would prescribe a beta blocker. Beta blockers are a type of medicine often used to treat high blood pressure and heart related problems. Veltam Plus tablets are prescribed for bladder and prostate disorders. A doctor would consider prescribing this in the event that the patient has a bladder or prostate disorder. Side effects of Repace (Losartan) can include any of the following: -dizziness -leg, knee, or back pain -muscle cramps or weakness -diarrhea -heartburn -decreased sensitivity to touch -s...
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hyzaar dosage for lowering blood pressure
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They say that if blood pressure isn't lowered by taking hyzaar 50/12.5 mgs once a day, then upping the dosage to hyzaar 100/12.5 mgs will not make much of a difference... Is that true? ## It really depends, if it doesn't work, at all, that can be true and the person will most likely need to try a different medication. If it helps some, but doesn't take it down to the ideal level, then a higher dose could help. I experienced this, when I first started Labetalol, the initial dose of 100mgs did help, but I wasn't at the best numbers, so we took it up to 200mgs and now it works very well for me. However, I've also had others I tried that did nothing, so my cardiologist didn't think it was worth trying higher doses, since they just didn't seem to work for me. The ...
Updated 1 day ago.
 
generic change of manufacturers
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The losartan by Cambe manufacturer I have taken for years. This week my pharmacist gave me losartan by Metho manufacturers. Now I have face swelling. Coukd this be caused by changing generic manufacturers and the different ingredients. Also it itches. ## Hello, Debbie! How are you doing? Has there been any change? Those could be the symptoms of an allergic reaction starting, according to NIH symptom lists, so it would be best to have this checked out by a medical professional. Have you experienced any other problems, such as difficulty breathing, or hives? Are you on any other medications?
Updated 1 day ago.
 
losartan, metoprolol and eliquis
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Can I take my losartan and metoprolol tartrate at the same time I take my eliquis? I take it two times daily. ## Yes, they can be taken, together, unless your doctor has instructed otherwise. The FDA lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination, increased risk of bleeding, and easy bruising. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 2 days ago.
 
splitting losartan dose
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fighting high blood pressure but want to know if it would be better to split 100mg dose to 50mg twice a day. Seems like I start the day off way behind and spend the rest of the day trying to get it down...over 100 most mornings 95 is down!! ## Yes, it can be taken that way, I split my doses, with my doctor's approval, because it works better for me that way. Generally, they only prescribe them as once daily doses because many people forget to take multiple doses throughout the day, so it's easier to keep a patient compliant, if they only have to take them once daily. The FDA lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination, and hypotension. My cardiologist even specifically prescribes mine as tablets to be cut and taken twice ...
Updated 2 days ago.
 
Losartan and lisinopril are the same?
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hctz 25 / lisinopril 20 mg....how does it differ from hctz 25 / losartan 100 mg? ## One contains Lisinopril and the other contains Losartan. Lisinopril is an ACE inhibitor and Losartan is an ARB, so while they both can help lower blood pressure, they work in different ways. The Lisinopril is a more potent medication, so it requires a lower dosage to work. Learn more: Are there any other questions? ## I am so concerned. I have heard absolute horror stories about the Lisinopril. My sister's kidney specialist has told her that this med is poison to her kidneys & took her off of it immediately. Also I am wondering if Lorsartan is the same as well? This just scares me to death. Does anyone have any information on these drugs? ## I would very much like to hear the answer to this. What...
Updated 3 days ago.
 
Accidental double dose of Losartan & Amlodipine
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Hi. I took one dose of Losartan 100 mg & Amlodipine 5 mg at 8am & again the same dose I took by mistake at 8 pm. Will I be ok? ## In most cases, an occasional extra dose of this class of medications isn't really harmful, though it is best to double check with your doctor, or pharmacist. The FDA warns that the increased dosage could cause you to experience more severe side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination, and hypotension. How are you doing? Did you experience any adverse effects?
Updated 4 days ago.
 
Accidentally took 2 doses of amlodipine and losartan
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I accidentally took my morning medicine again tonight. That is 2 doses of amlodipine and losartan. What can happen? ## Generally, it is not dangerous, if only done on the rare occasion, but it can vary from person to person, so it is always best to inform your doctor to be sure. The FDA does warn that doubling up may cause you to experience more side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination, and hypotension. How are you doing? Did you experience any adverse effects?
Updated 4 days ago.
 
Is losartan a statin?
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Statins are known to cause memory loss. I've read that losartan can cause the same side effects as statin drugs. Is memory loss one of the side effects losartan can cause? ## No, it is not a statin, it is actually classified as an angiotensin 2 receptor antagonist, but yes it can cause memory impairment as a side effect, though it is very rare for it to do so. The FDA lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination, and hypotension. Is the patient on any other medications? ## yes, patient is on amlodipine. He has none of the 'normal' side effects you mentioned. He is always tired. When I looked up side effects for his meds, both said extreme fatigue was a possible side effect. He is cold frequently when no one else is. Is...
Updated 5 days ago.
 
how to stop taking losartan
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I had taken losartan50/hctz 12.5 for 10 years, In recently years I suffered dry coughing and bad running nose allergy. I found out this is the side effect of losartan. Cutting the dose to half, changing to a water pill.. did not solve the problem. Over this holiday I developed bronchitis and was quite ill. I had very bad coughing, losing voice, sinus infection, nose bleeding, etc. I stopped taking Losartan to avoid further complications. I notified my doctor that I will check my blood pressure if the record is not over 140-90. I will keep the Losartan off. What else can I do? ## Hello, Muchin! How are you doing? Have your symptoms improved, yet? The FDA lists other typical side effects of this medication as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache and increased urination. However,...
Updated 9 days ago.
 

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
  • 112 more 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... 53 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... 17 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... 15 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... 10 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



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