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Does Losartan taken for High BP lead to psorasis?

My doctor suggested trying Losartan for my High Blood pressure.......I get a psoriasiform drug eruption from
ACE inhibitors, angiotensin receptor antagonist, beta blockers, calcium channel blockers. Might this drug
do the same. It takes weeks of light treatments to eliminate this type of rash.
Sat, 22 Feb 2014
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Hello,
Welcome to HCM
Losartan is also a drug that belongs to angiotensin receptor antagonist group of antihypertensive medications.
If you are getting psoriasiform drug eruption from angiotensin receptor antagonist, better to avoid this drug also.This will also cause the same.
Tell your treating physician about this,and get your medications changed.
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