Cozaar (Losartan)

TypeDrug NameDosage 
Cozaar25 mg
Cozaar50 mg
Cozaar100 mg

Generic Equivalent of Cozaar

TypeDrug NameDosage 
Losartan12.5 mg
Losartan25 mg
Losartan50 mg
Losartan100 mg

Cozaar Information:

Cozaar (Generic name: Losartan Potassium) is a prescription medication used for the treatment of high blood pressure (hypertension). Cozaar is also used to slow the progress of kidney disease caused by type 2 diabetes. The active ingredient in Cozaar is Losartan Potassium. Losartan belongs to a class of drugs called Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers. It keeps blood vessels from narrowing, which lowers blood pressure and improves blood flow and it helps the kidneys to eliminate extra fluid. Cozaar may be used alone or in combination with other antihypertensive agents, including diuretics. Take Cozaar tablets as prescribed for you.

Cozaar Side Effects:

The most common side effects of Cozaar in patients with high blood pressure are back pain, dizziness, stuffy nose and upper respiratory infection. The most common side effects of Cozaar in patients with type 2 diabetes with diabetic kidney disease are chest pain, diarrhea, high blood potassium, low blood pressure (hypotension), low blood sugar, and tiredness. If you are experiencing any severe side effects such as blurred vision, decreased sexual ability, fainting, irregular heartbeat, muscle pain, nervousness, swelling in your hands or feet, urination problem, or signs of a serious allergic reaction (e.g., difficult breathing; hives; itching; rash; swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat), please inform your doctor immediately.

Cozaar Precautions:

Do NOT take Cozaar oral if you are allergic to Losartan or any of the ingredients in Cozaar medication. Do NOT take Cozaar if you become pregnant. Before taking Cozaar, tell your doctor if you have had any medical conditions such as congestive heart failure, dehydrated, diabetes, high blood levels of potassium, kidney or liver disease. Tell your doctor about all the prescriptions and over-the-counter (OTC) medications you use. They may interact with Cozaar drug, especially of: celecoxib (Celebrex), diuretics (water pills), lithium, potassium supplements.

The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.

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