What is Losartan?

Losartan (rINN) 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.

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I regularly take Losartan for my blood pressure and have not taken it for two days. I left my meds at my other house and had some Benecar that I...

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Hello, both Losartan & Olmesartan Medoxomil (Benicar) belong to the same group of antihypertensive drugs ( drugs used in high BP). They are...

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My Dr. put me on losartan about 3 weeks ago and every since then i have had severe hair loss. I am also developing danduff,which i've never had...

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Hi, thanks for asking in Healthcare Magic.

Losartan is a drug used in high BP. It belongs to the class of Angiotensin Receptor blocker. Although...

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My doctor prescribed Norvask and Amlodopine and it has no impact on my blood pressure which is about 140/95. He also put me on combination of...

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HI, thanks for using healthcare magic

There are other medications in this class such as telmisartan or candesartan.
These medications are called...

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