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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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 Withdrawal Symptoms
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The doctor took me off Losartan and now my ankles keep swelling. Could this be the cause? ## It is possible. If it was stopped abruptly, the FDA does warn that it may cause some rebound effects, such as elevated heart rate, blood pressure, and fluid retention. Are you on any other medications? Have you informed your doctor of the problem? Uncontrolled edema could cause congestive heart failure, which has the potential to be fatal.
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when is the best time of day to take losartan
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I am taking Losartan 100 mg and also Losartan/HCTZ 100-12.5 mg. Is this safe? Should I take them at the same time of day? I am having a problem with my kidneys. Could this be the reason? ## my pharmacist stated that it should be taken in the morning. ## Did you doctor provide you with any special instructions? It might be easier to split them up, taking one in the morning and one night. Many people prefer to take a medication with HCTZ in the morning, since it can cause increased urination as a side effect, according to the FDA, and they don't want their slumber disrupted. You should, of course, always follow your doctor's instructions, though. Yes, the one with the HTCZ could be affect your kidneys. Has your doctor done a blood panel to check? Are you making sure not to become ...
Updated 21 hours ago.
 
SIDE EFFECTS OF losartan hctz 100-25 MG TAB LUP M43
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I am suffering with muscle pains from my shoulders to my wrist on the left and right sides; and from the lower parts of my buttock down the back of my leg. I had been taking the above prescription for more than two weeks. I am also very sluggish, tired, and depressed. My hair is shedding at an alarming rate, the front is nearly ball. I am also suffering from severe dry skin and brittle nails. Can these symptoms be the result of this medication? ## Hello, Sis! How are you? I'm very sorry about the problems that you're having. How much fluid do you take in each day, not including anything caffeinated or alcoholic? HCTZ stands for Hydrochlorothiazide, which is a diuretic that removes fluid from the body and the symptoms you're experiencing could possibly be cased by dehydration...
Updated 3 days ago.
 
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...
Updated 5 days ago.
 
Covance At
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effects And side effects ## From what I can find, Covance-AT contains Losartan and Atenolol, both of which are used to treat high blood pressure and certain cardiac conditions. Side effects may include: nausea, dizziness, headache and stomach pain. Learn more: Is there anything else I can help with? ## I am at the age 53 and daily I am using once in the forenoon session after the breakfast. What are the side effects? I undergone Angio Plasty in the year 2007. How long I have to continue this tablets.
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Lisinopril/HCTZ 20-25mg with Losartan
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My Dr. took me off lisinopril-hctz because of headaches and body weakness. I felt better with the losartan 50mg but my blood pressure shot up to 200/100. Would the losartan work in a combo with lisinopril-hctz; possibly taking the losartan in the evening? ## Do not mix meds. Pharmacist told me that. I was taken off Lisinopril and switched to Losartan 50 mg a day. Blood pressure does not stay regular. I get dizzy. I hate bp meds. I hope we get this straightened out. Losartan seems to be better so far but I am scared that my BP will not get better. Just do not mix medications. Call your doctor and he can adjust. Good luck. ## Juan again on the conversation lisinapril-hctz and losartan,I suffer from chronic pain that can attack me at anytime,but I noted that when i changed from lisinapril-...
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Losartan vs Lisinopril re potassium
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My doctor took me off Lisinopril 10 MG Tab and put me on Losartan 50-12.5MG Tab because my potassium was too high. Looking at the containers each came in, I see that they both have potassium in them. How is it helping to switch me from one to the other except that the Losartan costs more? I have not been able to find out how much potassium is in each drug. ## These medications don't actually contain potassium, the listing as Losartan Potassium, just designates the precise chemical salt that the drug is derived from, not that it contains potassium in the actual sense. That said, the reason he switched you the Losartan 50-12.5mg is because the second ingredient is Hydrochlorothiazide, which is a diuretic that helps remove excess fluid from the body. By doing so, it also helps lower el...
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what if i take a double dose 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 ...
Updated 7 days ago.
 
Experiencing blood in urine while on losartan potassium 25mg
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How much is too much blood and how long will this symptom continue after stopping losartan potassium?
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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 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