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 a medication mainly used to treat high blood pressure.[1] It is also used for diabetic kidney disease, heart failure, and left ventricular enlargement.[1] It is taken by mouth.[1] It may be used alone or in addition to other blood pressure medication.[1] Up to six weeks may be required for the full effects to occur.[1] Common side effects include muscle c...

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Losartan and shortness of breath

I have been taking losartan for a few months and i am experiencing shortness of breath, swollen nasal passages and dry throat, it’s starting to scare me and when I wine to the doctor to ask her she said it can’t be from the losartan and have gave me an inhaler which has not helped. Anyone else have this problem? ## HI...Yes. I was on Losartan for a long time and it gave me these symptoms also. Many symptoms. You can search side effects/Losartan from several sites. I took them down from every site. Losartan damaged my kidneys, however it stopped when I got off. It gave me severe edema and throat congestion, nasal congestion, insomnia, pneumonia and ruined my gut causing food senstivities. My Dr. also didn't believe me and I told him I wouldn't take it. Found out I was...

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how to stop taking losartan

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,...

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Losartan and hoarseness

I have been taking losartan for a few months and have hoarseness and feel the need to clear my throat intermittently. It’s not everyday but feels like it’s getting worse. ## I have been given losartan combo with HTZ for several years for Blood Pressure. At age 70 voice was suddenly barely there. At 72 I see no hope of regaining voice. Run to a good ENT DOCTOR who will look at your throat and vocal chords. Determine soon reason for throat issue. Medical professionals are not quick to blame a medicine that has been perscribed for you. However at least locate possible cause & treatment before you lose voice. ## Losartan has been known to cause dry mouth, dry throat, and a cough, as possible side effects, along with nausea, dizziness, and frequent urination. Once it gets lik...

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Losartan & Anxiety

Anyone have anxiety issues/panic attacks while on this med? I have started with Losartan about 2 weeks ago and have been experiencing anxiety. I take doxepin as an insomnia aid and have had to increase the dosage due to the increased insomnia and anxiety. Do this symptoms level off over time. Losartin seems to be helping my BP. ## Yes, the FDA does report anxiety, panic disorder and insomnia as being common side effects of this medication. You may also experience dizziness, headache and increased urination. Side effects are usually transient and will go away, once your body gets used to medication, but that may take about 4 to 5 weeks. If they worsen, or don't go away after that time frame, you should consult your prescriber. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Thanks. The in...

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Losartan 25 mg Switching Brands Caused Problems

After taking Solco Healthcare Losartan for many years, with no problems, I switched to another less expensive brand, Aurobindo. I soon began to notice my bp reads were significantly higher and, indeed, I too developed a cough. After 2 months of this I switched back to my Solco Losartan and, thankfully, my bp reads have once again stabilized and my coughing has ceased. In all fairness, I cannot say for certain that my cough was caused from the Aurobindo med, I only know the duration of my cough was during this time period. ## I took Aurobindo losartan 50 mg. for three to four weeks and experienced the same symptoms as you, but my cough still persists. I had tried Teva's losartan and that drug was totally ineffective. Just wanted to say "thank you" for posting that Solco's...

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Magnesium with Losartan

I currently take 50 mg losartan daily. Would taking magnesium tartrate pose a risk? ## Nothing specific was found with regards to Losartan and Magnesium interacting with one-another, so it should be okay [1]. What I did read, however, is that it is not recommended to take Magnesium if you consume alcohol regularly. "Excessive ethanol (e.g., alcoholism) may result in increased urinary excretion of magnesium. Avoid high intakes of ethanol while taking magnesium salts." Source: [1] UCLA Health Drug Interactions Checker, always double check with your doctor or pharmacist.

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Losartan Solco

Wall Street Journal (Saturday, January 26th) posted an article, "Warning on Drugs For Blood Pressure" Losartan, Solco Healthcare, LLC was listed. The label on my Losartan is "NDC 43547-360-09 Losartan Potassium". The label also shows "Zhejiang, China 317024" Is this batch on recall? Also, is there a Losartan manufactured in the United States? ## Is the medication listed above on recall? ## An elevated level of a certain substance suspected of being carcinogenic was found in some of them, so they were recalled. As to whether or not you received one that was involved in the recall, your pharmacy should notify you, if that was the case, alternatively, you can double check with them to be sure. Here is an FDA link to one of the recent recall letters for more informat...

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Can I take cb1 weight gain pills?

I was wondering if I can safely take CB1 along with prescription drugs? ## Can I take CB 1 pills even I'm taking a Blood Pressure medicine like Losartan ? ## Since it is an over the counter supplement that is not FDA approved, there have not been any studies done regarding its safety when combined with prescription medications. The main issue here is do you really need to gain weight? As in, are you underweight, right now? Since you mentioned Losartan and high blood pressure, it is very important that you know it is not safe to gain excess weight, when you have such a cardiac condition, because extra weight is very taxing on your heart and circulatory system, so it could worsen such a condition, and cause new ones to occur. The American Heart Association has some great information a...

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Can Losartan and Lisinopril be taken together?

My nephrologist took me of of losartan because i take lisinopril with it and he said new studies have showed that it's not beneficial or not safe, he didn't really explain it to me but that appointment was on 7-11-14 ## Hello, Jack! How are you? Yes, they tend to increase the toxicity of each other, which can be risky, in some cases. Thus, it would be best to follow your doctor's advice. Normal side effects to Lisinopril may include nausea, dizziness, headache, stomach pain and dry cough. Is there anything else I can help with? ## DID HE TAPER OFF LOSARTAN? ## How long does it take losartan to get out of your system, so it would be safe to start back on my lisinopril. I was having a dry cough with lisinopril, so my dr put me on losartan, but it isn't controlling my blood...

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Lifezar capsule for high blood pressure

Does anyone else take Lifezar for high blood pressure? ## I used to get the generic name of Lifezar. ## This is not available in the US and I cannot find any information on it. ## I have a patient, female 47 years old taking lifesar 50mg od and neobloc 50mg bd. She is suffering from unstable blood pressure and brachycardia as per my record monitoring her pressure and Pulse rate started last dec.11,09 BP-131/59mmhg, PR-50 beats/min. taken at 11:20am, dec.12,09 BP-117/62mmhg, PR-49b/min. taken @6:10am, dec.13,09 BP-148/77mmhg taken @6am, PR-50, and today Bp-144/83mmhg, PR-55b/min. ## I have patient, female 50y.o suffering from HTN and had a history of transient Ischemic attack twice maintaining a drug called Telmisartan Hydrochlorothiazide (Pritor Plus) 40mg/12.5 OD started year 2007 up t...

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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... 58 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... 48 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... 25 replies
Losartan & Anxiety
Anyone have anxiety issues/panic attacks while on this med? I have started with Losartan about 2 weeks ago and have been... 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... 16 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... 12 replies
Losartan Potassium 100mg Tab
My blood pressure is up to 135/102 this evening. Can I take another losartan? ## No, Losartan is not a medication that w... 11 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




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