Compare Losartan vs. Lotensin HCT

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Cozaar
(losartan)

Lotensin Hct
(benazepril / hydrochlorothiazide)

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.Coming soon.
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4.99Losartan
Reviews for Losartan
57%
of people (All ages) say Losartan is worth it
48%
say it works well
16%
say it's a big hassle
535 reviews
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Side effects
LosartanLotensin HCT
  • Upper respiratory infection 1%
  • Dizziness 1%
  • Back pain 1%
  • Nasal congestion 1%
  • Urinary tract infection 6%
  • Diarrhea 5%
  • Muscle weakness/fatiguea/fatigue 4%
  • Low red blood cells 3%
  • Low blood sugar 4%
  • Back pain 2%
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How it works
LosartanLotensin HCT
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.Coming soon.
Type of medication
LosartanLotensin HCT
Prescription only
Available as
LosartanLotensin HCT
  • Pill
  • Pill
Used for
LosartanLotensin HCT
  • Hypertension
Risk factors for serious side effects
LosartanLotensin HCT
  • Women of childbearing age
  • Concurrent liver disease
  • Current kidney problems
  • Medicine that increase potassium
  • Use of salt substitute
Detailed Cozaar (losartan) risks & warnings »
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    Pregnancy

    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 real people found harmful effects on unborn babies, but the benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

    Kidneys and liver
    LosartanLotensin HCT
    • 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
    LosartanLotensin HCT
    • 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.
    Coming soon
    Downsides and risks
    LosartanLotensin HCT
    • Requires a yearly blood test to see how the medicine is affecting your body.
    • Not safe to use if you're pregnant.
    Coming soon
    Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
    LosartanLotensin HCT
    • 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.
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