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Cozaar (Losartan)

Prescription only
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.

5.0/ 7 average rating with 535 reviewsforLosartan
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Upsides
  • A first-choice blood pressure treatment for many people.
  • Lowers the risk of heart attack and stroke.
  • Similar to ACE inhibitors (like Lisinopril), with fewer side effects like cough and swelling.
  • Protects kidney function, which is especially useful for people with diabetes or mild-to-moderate kidney disease.
  • Recommended for anyone with heart failure since it lowers the risk of death and further damage to your heart.
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Downsides
  • Requires a yearly blood test to see how the medicine is affecting your body.
  • Not safe to use if you're pregnant.
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Used for
  • Atrial arrhythmia Ventricular arrhythmia
  • Life threatening
Dosage forms
  • Pill
  • Pill
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Reviews
535 
57%
think this treatment is worth it
48%
think this treatment works well
16%
think this treatment is a hassle

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Side effects
4possible side effects
  • Upper respiratory infection
    8%
  • Dizziness
    3%
  • Back pain
    2%
  • Nasal congestion
    2%
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The Betapace (Sotalol) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and warnings
  • Harm to fetus

    Women of childbearing age

  • Liver damage

    Concurrent liver disease

  • Heart problems due to high potassium

    Current kidney problems

    ...and 2 more risk factors

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