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Is Losartan Safe To Take Along With Meloxicam?

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Posted on Wed, 19 Oct 2016
Question: Hello,
I take Losartan for high blood pressure. I also take Meloxicam. Is it okay to take these 2 meds at the same time?
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Answered by Dr. Bonnie Berger-Durnbaugh (36 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Ok but have blood pressure and potassium, creatine checked.

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome,

While there is no absolute contraindication to taking these together, overtime there is some risk that Meloxicam can decrease the effectiveness of the Losartan somewhat. Also, the two together have the risk of lowering potassium and affecting kidney function.

They are relatively safe to take together but you should be monitored to see how the two together effect you. This monitoring should include:
recheck blood pressure
check potassium level
check BUN and Creatinine levels (kidney function)

I hope this information helps.
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Dr. Bonnie Berger-Durnbaugh

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Is Losartan Safe To Take Along With Meloxicam?

Brief Answer: Ok but have blood pressure and potassium, creatine checked. Detailed Answer: Hello and welcome, While there is no absolute contraindication to taking these together, overtime there is some risk that Meloxicam can decrease the effectiveness of the Losartan somewhat. Also, the two together have the risk of lowering potassium and affecting kidney function. They are relatively safe to take together but you should be monitored to see how the two together effect you. This monitoring should include: recheck blood pressure check potassium level check BUN and Creatinine levels (kidney function) I hope this information helps.