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, sold under the trade name Cozaar among others, 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. It was initially marketed by Merck & Co. Inc. and is available in generic form. It is on the World Health Organization's List of Essential Medicines, the most effective and safe medicines needed in a health system.[1] Contents 1 Medical uses 2 Adverse effects 3 Mecha...

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Losartin, side effects, stop taking , how long to get out of
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2 years ago I was taking linsinopril, developed a dry cough. Doc. Said was allergy to ace inhibitors. Switched me to losartan. I have now developed a dry cough again. I was checked for allergies, took prilosec to see if it was acid reflux, no for each. Losartan has a side effect of dry cough also. The last dose of losartan I took was 48 hours ago, still have the cough. Is the losartan still in my system? ## I have been off the losartan for over a week but the cough continues. I guess my next idea is to see an ENT, maybe there is something there? ## It might take a little longer for the cough to go away, when I experienced it from Lisinopril, a few years ago, it took about 3 weeks for it to go away. According to FDA reports, it is not an allergy, just a side effect that some people exper...
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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. ## I have now been given a 2.5mg called indapamide water tablet . This is to be taken with my 100mg losartan. This has brought it down to 127 over 89 this morning. That's ...
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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? ## I get dizziness and almost unbearable foot pain. I had stopped taking it, for this reason, but the doctor still prescribes it. ## I used to take 100mg of Lorstan too, along with 10mg of Amlodipine with Hydrocholorthiazide 25mg. for blood pressure control (high). I noticed tha...
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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...
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Losartan/HCT 50-12.5
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Been thanking Losartan/HCT 50-12.5 for about 10 months. About three months ago I started getting a lump on my left breast it has been tender and sore. I'm a man and I was getting worried about it mite be Breast Cancer. I went and had a mammography done today the Doctor told me it was not cancer. I ask her if it may be the medication I was taking she looked at a long list of medicationand Losartan was on the list. I call my Doctor and spoke to the nurse and told her what i found out she said she would talk to the Doctor and would get back to me. I hope that it goes away soon if i get a new prescription
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losartan and fatigue
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I've been on a low dose of Losartan everyday and feel fatigued. How long before it goes away after stopping treatment? ## I too was having alot of side effects. The biggest ones were anxiety, neck and back pain, leg cramps especially at night, dry mouth, bad cough, felt tired all the time, dizziness when I got up, shortness of breath, felt foggy, like I wasn't really here, like in a bad dream and lastly I was getting really depressed! Well I cold turkey quit it (losartan 100 mgs a day for 6 months). I couldnt take it anymore. I didnt experience anything bad from stopping it cold turkey. If anything the next day I felt a little better and everyday after I started feeling better and better. Its only been 10 days that I quit it and every side effect is completely gone except the sh...
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BLOOD PRESSURE CHAOS.
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LOSARTAN REALLY CAUSED MONTHS OF ILLNESSES. I BEEN TESTED FOR ALOT THINGS AND CAME OUT FIND. I FINALLY FIGURED IT OUT IT'S THE LOSARTAN AND I IMMEDIATELY WENT OFF. I WAITING FOR BETTER DAYS ALREADY AFTER JUST A FEW IT SEEMS BETTER. WILL SEE THE EXHAUSTION, SHORTNESS OF BREATHE AND MUSCLE SEVERE UPPER MUSCLE FATIGUE HAS JUST BE SO BAD. I AM DONE! I DO MONITOR 3 X'S A DAY MY BLOOD PRESSURE AND IT'S NOT BAD 124/84 SOMETIMES IT'S HIGHER AND SOMETIMES IT LOWER. I BELIEVE I'VE MADE THE BEST DECISION I BEEN POISONING MYSELF TAKENING THIS. MAYBE SOME PEOPLE CAN I SURELY CAN'T AND WON'T.
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what does "Leg" stand for on my prescription
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Immediately following the drug name on my prescription, is the word "Leg": Losartan Potassium 100mg Tab Leg What does "Leg" mean?
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Losartan side effects
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SInce being switched from lisinipril 20 mg to Losartan Pot 50 mg about three months ago I have gained 12 pounds and always feel hungry. I also feel jittery. Could this be a side effect of Losartan Pot? ## Yes, these can be side effects of taking Losartan, especially the appetite change and weight gain, that has been reported in up to 4% of the people that take it. Learn more Losartan details here. Have you talked to your doctor about it? It just may not be the right medication for you and you may need to switch to something else. ## This is very interesting to read. I was looking for different side effects because I'm having trouble with serious muscle and joint pains, but have also gained about 12 pounds and eat constantly. I'm in the process of working with my dr to switch med...
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what if i take a double dose of losartan
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Hi, I have just taken another Losartan 100mg tablet that lowers blood pressure...No no no, down the hatch it has gone...Now I am worried although trying best not worry...The reason why I had accidently took the table was because having picked up the wrong box, it should have been an Atorvastatin 20mg tablet...This is the first time I have accidently done this.... I do feel really stupid for having not read the packet carefully ## Have to take a DMV test, is it ok to double up on my medication, which would be 200 mg of losartan & 10 mg of Norvasc at the same time ## Hi Luke, Sorry to hear about the mishap with double dosing. I realize you posted this about two weeks ago on the 1st of May and am curious to know how you're feeling at this point in time? Did you end up experiencing ...
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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)


Possibly related Losartan Topics:

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... 54 replies
Losartan Potassium 50 Mg Tab Side Effects I am taking Losartan 50 mgs twice a day and I am getting terrible joint & muscle pain. Can it be from the meds? Orrr... 24 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... 21 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 Hctz 100 25 Mg On my prescription for Losartan/HCTZ 100-25mg last month the pill was teardrop shaped and yellow. I just had it refilled... 8 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 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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