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. Lowers blood pressure. Zebeta (Bisoprolol) is usually given to people who have taken other blood pressure meds unsuccessfully or have recently had significant heart problems. Reviews & ratings Everyone Men Women Filter group. All currently selected Everyone Men Women All ages 18-34 35-54 55+ Filter group. All currently selected All ages 18-34 35-54 55+ 4.99 Losartan
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Side effects Losartan Bisoprolol
Upper respiratory infection 1%
Back pain 1%
Nasal congestion 1%
Urinary tract infection 6%
Muscle weakness/fatiguea/fatigue 4%
Low red blood cells 3%
Low blood sugar 4%
Back pain 2%
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FDA side effect reports for Bisoprolol » How it works Losartan Bisoprolol Cozaar (Losartan) is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB). It blocks a chemical that tightens blood vessels. This makes blood vessels relax, which lowers blood pressure and allows more blood and oxygen to get to your heart and other organs. Zebeta (Bisoprolol) is a selective beta blocker that works specifically on the heart. It lowers blood pressure by slowing down the heart and making it work less to pump. Type of medication Losartan Bisoprolol Prescription only Prescription only Available as Losartan Bisoprolol Used for Losartan Bisoprolol Risk factors for serious side effects Losartan Bisoprolol › Women of childbearing age › Concurrent liver disease › Current kidney problems › Medicine that increase potassium › Use of salt substitute Detailed Cozaar (losartan) risks & warnings » › Diabetes › Coronary artery disease › Heart failure › Major surgery requiring anesthesia Detailed Zebeta (bisoprolol) risks & warnings »
Research studies with real people found harmful effects on unborn babies, but the benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.
Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.
Kidneys and liver Losartan Bisoprolol › Requires routine blood tests to check kidney function. › Protects kidney function, which is especially useful for people with diabetes or mild-to-moderate kidney disease. No kidneys and liver related info. Upsides and benefits Losartan Bisoprolol › 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. › Good for protecting the heart and lowering blood pressure if you've had a heart attack. › Available in a generic version. › Also comes in combination with other medications to lower blood pressure. Downsides and risks Losartan Bisoprolol › Requires a yearly blood test to see how the medicine is affecting your body. › Not safe to use if you're pregnant. › This isn't a first choice medication to lower blood pressure. › You can't stop taking it suddenly, or else you're more likely to have a heart attack or other problems with your heart. Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication Losartan Bisoprolol › Can cause dizziness in the first few days. › Check your blood pressure 1 week after starting this medicine, and tell your doctor if it hasn't improved. › Tell your doctor about any dizziness, fatigue, cough, or throat irritation that doesn't go away. › Requires routine blood tests to check kidney function. › Don't take it if you're pregnant. › Zebeta (Bisoprolol) can make you feel dizzy the first few days you take it, so be careful driving and quickly standing up until you know how your body reacts to it. › Don't stop taking it suddenly without talking to your doctor. › If you have diabetes, Zebeta (Bisoprolol) can make it difficult to tell if your blood sugar is low. › Can cause headache, fatigue, and make you more likely to get colds or the flu. Learn more More about Losartan Side effects Reviews & ratings Alternatives FDA package insert More about Bisoprolol Side effects Reviews & ratings Alternatives FDA package insert