Compare Losartan vs. Diovan HCT

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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
Lowers blood pressure.

Diovan Hct (Valsartan / Hydrochlorothiazide) is a good 2-in-1 blood pressure-lowering medicine that protects kidney function like an ACE inhibitor, but with fewer side effects.

5.1/ 7 average rating with 412 reviewsforDiovan HCT
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.
  • Combination medicine for people with high blood pressure. Doctors might prescribe it when you need more than one medicine to control your blood pressure.
  • The two drugs in Diovan HCT work together to lower blood pressure and remove extra water from your body.
  • Lowers the risk of heart attack and stroke.
  • 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.
Downsides
  • Requires a yearly blood test to see how the medicine is affecting your body.
  • Not safe to use if you're pregnant.
  • Comes in fixed dosage strengths, so it's harder for your doctor to adjust your dose.
  • Makes you urinate more often.
  • Doesn't work as well in people with severe kidney problems.
  • 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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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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412 
63%
think this treatment is worth it
52%
think this treatment works well
19%
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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2possible side effects
  • Dizziness
    6%
  • Common cold
    2%
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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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  • Harm to fetus

    Women of childbearing age

  • Unusual tongue swelling

    African descent

  • Acute kidney failure

    History of kidney disease

  • Worsening lupus

    History of lupus

  • Increased lithium in the body

    Taking lithium

  • Acute nearsightedness or glaucoma

    Allergies to penicillin or sulfonamides

  • Gout

    History of gout

    ...and 1 more risk factors

  • Liver damage

    History of liver disease

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