Compare Monopril vs. Losartan

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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.

3.7/ 5 average rating with 535 reviewsforLosartan
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  • 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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  • 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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Side effects
The Monopril (Fosinopril) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
4possible side effects
  • Upper respiratory infection
  • Dizziness
  • Back pain
  • Nasal congestion
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Risks and risk factors
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  • Harm to fetus
    • Women of childbearing age
  • Liver damage
    • Concurrent liver disease
  • Heart problems due to high potassium
    • Current kidney problems
    • Medicine that increase potassium
    • Use of salt substitute
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