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Generic Cozaar

Losartan (Cozaar) is an inexpensive drug used to treat high blood pressure and reduce the risk of stroke, and to slow the progression of kidney disease in patients with diabetes. It is more popular than comparable drugs. It is available in generic and brand versions. Generic losartan is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but some pharmacy coupons or cash prices may be lower. The lowest GoodRx price for the most common version of losartan is around $6.52, 87% off the average retail price of $51.96. Compare ARBs.
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What is Losartan?

Lowers blood pressure. Cozaar (Losartan) is a good blood pressure-lowering medicine that protects kidney function like an ACE inhibitor, but with fewer side effects.

Losartan Quick Facts
  • Losartan requires a prescription.
  • Drug Class is ARBs.

Proper Use

In addition to the use of the medicine your doctor has prescribed, treatment for your high blood pressure may include weight control and changes in the types of foods you eat, especially foods high in sodium (salt). Your doctor will tell you which of these are most important for you. You should check with your doctor before changing your diet.

Many patients who have high blood pressure will not notice any signs of the problem. In fact, many may feel normal. It is very important that you take your medicine exactly as directed and that you keep your appointments with your doctor even if you feel well.

Remember that this medicine will not cure your high blood pressure but it does help control it. You must continue to take it as directed if you expect to lower your blood pressure and keep it down. You may have to take high blood pressure medicine for the rest of your life. If high blood pressure is not treated, it can cause serious problems such as heart failure, blood vessel disease, stroke, or kidney disease.

This medicine may be taken with or without food.

If you are unable to swallow tablets, ask your pharmacist about preparing an oral suspension for you.

This medicine comes with a patient information insert. Read and follow the instructions carefully. Ask your doctor if you have any questions.

Losartan side effects

Common Side Effects
When taken for
  • Upper respiratory infection8%
  • Dizziness3%
  • Back pain2%
  • Nasal congestion2%

Serious Side Effects

  • Harm to fetus
      Higher risk if:
    • Women of childbearing age

    Cozaar (Losartan) can cause birth defects or death to a fetus. If you are pregnant or considering having a baby, talk to your doctor about alternative medicines.

    This is a black box warning. The FDA requires this warning when there is a significant risk of serious or life-threatening effects that anyone taking the drug should consider.
  • Liver damage
      Higher risk if:
    • Concurrent liver disease

    Taking Cozaar (Losartan) can put you at risk for increased risk of developing or worsening liver function. Let your prescriber know if you have liver disease, including cirrhosis of the liver.

  • Heart problems due to high potassium
      Higher risk if:
    • Current kidney problems
    • Medicine that increase potassium
    • Use of salt substitute

    Cozaar (Losartan) can increase the amount of potassium in your body. High potassium can cause heart problems. Baseline and follow-up lab tests are needed before starting Cozaar (Losartan).

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Losartan interactions & warnings

Drug interactions

Although certain medicines should not be used together at all, in other cases two different medicines may be used together even if an interaction might occur. In these cases, your doctor may want to change the dose, or other precautions may be necessary. When you are taking this medicine, it is especially important that your healthcare professional know if you are taking any of the medicines listed below. The following interactions have been selected on the basis of their potential significance and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

Using this medicine with any of the following medicines is not recommended. Your doctor may decide not to treat you with this medication or change some of the other medicines you take.

  • Aliskiren

Using this medicine with any of the following medicines is usually not recommended, but may be required in some cases. If both medicines are prescribed together, your doctor may change the dose or how often you use one or both of the medicines.

Using this medicine with any of the following medicines may cause an increased risk of certain side effects, but using both drugs may be the best treatment for you. If both medicines are prescribed together, your doctor may change the dose or how often you use one or both of the medicines.

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Other interactions

Certain medicines should not be used at or around the time of eating food or eating certain types of food since interactions may occur. Using alcohol or tobacco with certain medicines may also cause interactions to occur. The following interactions have been selected on the basis of their potential significance and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

Pregnancy
D Weigh risks vs. benefits

Research studies with real people found harmful effects on unborn babies, but the benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

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Losartan dosages

Dosing

The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.

The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.

  • For oral dosage form (tablets):
    • For high blood pressure:
      • Adults—At first, 50 milligrams (mg) once a day. Your doctor may adjust your dose as needed.
      • Children 6 to 16 years of age—Dose is based on body weight and must be determined by your doctor. The starting dose is usually 0.7 milligram (mg) per kilogram (kg) of body weight per day. Your doctor may adjust your dose as needed. However, the dose is usually not more than 50 mg per day.
      • Children younger than 6 years of age—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
    • For lowering risk of stroke in patients with high blood pressure and enlargement of the heart:
      • Adults—At first, 50 milligrams (mg) once a day. Your doctor may adjust your dose and add another medicine based on your blood pressure response.
      • Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
    • For diabetic nephropathy:
      • Adults—At first, 50 milligrams (mg) once a day. Your doctor may adjust your dose based on your blood pressure response.
      • Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
Missed dose

If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double doses.

Losartan reviews

3.7 / 5 average rating with 535 reviews for Losartan from Iodine.com

2 Tips about Losartan from Iodine.com

62 year old woman
  • Used for a few months
  • Taken for High blood pressure

Reviewed 10/19/2017

  • Not worth it
  • Didn’t work
  • Big hassle
Can make you very lethargic and tired. Want to sleep by noon.
43 year old man
  • Used for a couple weeks
  • Taken for High blood pressure

Reviewed Cozaar on 10/8/2017

  • Not sure
  • Worked so-so
  • Low hassle
Was on Bystolic 5 yrs (expensive in comparison) 2.5mg daily. It is now non-formulary. So, doc says switch to 50mg daily Cozaar. I noticed right away that BP went down more so than with Bystolic however, had some crazy things like palps and also the day after starting it, for one day only, I experienced this kaleidoscope color thing in my left eye for like 30 minutes which went away. Not sure if it is due to the med change but I have certainly never seen that.
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