What are the contraindications of losartan?


Luke Appleton   |   Member since 2019  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

In some patients grapefruits and grapefruit juice may decrease the efficacy of losartan. Grapefruits and grapefruit juice should be avoided if an interaction is suspected. Orange juice is not expected to interact.

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Freya Lee   |   Member since 2006  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

Likewise, what foods should be avoided when taking losartan?

In some patients grapefruits and grapefruit juice may decrease the efficacy of losartan. Grapefruits and grapefruit juice should be avoided if an interaction is suspected. Orange juice is not expected to interact.

Additionally, which losartan is recalled 2019? In April 2019, Teva voluntarily recalled 35 lots of losartan potassium tablets (6 lots of 25 mg tablets, 29 lots of 100 mg tablets) due to detection of NMBA. In June 2019, Teva expanded the recall to include 6 additional lots (2 lots of 50 mg tablets and 4 lots of 100 mg tablets).


Phillip Jenkin   |   Member since 2007  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

Also to know, what are the most common side effects of losartan?

The more common side effects that can occur with losartan include:


Rae Kirby   |   Member since 2018  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

What brand of losartan has been recalled?

Teva is recalling lots of losartan -containing medication that tested positive for NMBA above 9.82 parts per million. Additionally, Legacy expanded its recall to include one additional lot of losartan tablets made with API manufactured by Hetero Labs.


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Penelope Yarwood   |   Member since 2013  |  ✔ Verified

Is losartan a good blood pressure medicine?

Uses. Losartan is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) and to help protect the kidneys from damage due to diabetes. Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. Losartan belongs to a class of drugs called angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs).


Rosalyn Osman   |   Member since 2008  |  ✔ Verified

What is the safest blood pressure medicine?

Dr. Clements adds that ace inhibitors, angiotensin receptor blockers, calcium channel blockers, and thiazide diuretics may be safer treatment options for people with hypertension. "People who are on other types of blood pressure medications have an increased risk of death, " he adds.


Olivia Woods   |   Member since 2010  |  ✔ Verified

Is weight gain a side effect of losartan?

wheezing, chest pain; drowsiness, confusion, mood changes, increased thirst, loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting; swelling, weight gain, feeling short of breath, urinating less than usual or not at all; or.


Kieth Mills   |   Member since 2013  |  ✔ Verified

What is the best time of day to take losartan?

Take losartan tablets once a day. Your doctor may suggest that you take your first dose before bedtime, because it can make you dizzy. After the very first dose, you can take losartan at any time of day. Try to take it at the same time every day.


Nicholas Lane   |   Member since 2016  |  ✔ Verified

Is there an alternative to losartan?

Lisinopril and losartan share similar side effects because they work in similar ways on the body. ARBs like losartan do not cause a cough and are often a good alternative. Otherwise, lisinopril and losartan have fairly similar side effects to other ACE inhibitors and ARBs.


Logan Weston   |   Member since 2008  |  ✔ Verified

What is the first drug of choice for hypertension?

Thiazide-type diuretics and beta-adrenergic blockers as first-line drug treatments for hypertension.


Elise Harrison   |   Member since 2020  |  ✔ Verified

What are the 4 worst blood pressure drugs?

Both Yancy and Clements point out that those medications include:thiazide diuretics (chlorthalidone, hydrochlorothiazide) ACE inhibitors (benazepril, zofenopril, lisinopril, and many others) calcium channel blockers (amlodipine, diltiazem) angiotensin II receptor blockers (losartan, valsartan)


Benny Eyres   |   Member since 2009  |  ✔ Verified

What kind of cancer does losartan cause?

NMBA is a "potential human carcinogen, " the FDA says. The recall comes amid a larger string of recalls of blood pressure medications valsartan, losartan and irbesartan that contain trace levels of carcinogens NMBA, N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) and N-Nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA), the FDA says.


Sebastian Hall   |   Member since 2019  |  ✔ Verified

Is losartan or lisinopril better?

Losartan is an ARB while lisinopril is an ACE inhibitor. Both drugs can help prevent complications from high blood pressure such as heart attack, stroke, and other vascular complications. Lisinopril, on the other hand, may be more preferred in someone with heart failure or high heart attack risk.


Emmanuelle Ralph   |   Member since 2019  |  ✔ Verified

What is the difference between losartan and losartan potassium?

by Drugs.com Losartan and Losartan Potassium are the same thing. Losartan Potassium is the full name including the salt (potassium). Both will deliver the stated amount of losartan.


Denny Tate   |   Member since 2014  |  ✔ Verified

Can you take vitamin D with losartan?

No interactions were found between losartan and Vitamin D3. This does not necessarily mean no interactions exist. Always consult your healthcare provider.


Manuel Graves   |   Member since 2008  |  ✔ Verified

What is the most popular medication for high blood pressure?

Diuretics are some of the most commonly used drugs for treating high blood pressure. They help the kidneys get rid of excess water and sodium, or salt.Diureticschlorthalidone (Hygroton) chlorothiazide (Diuril) hydrochlorothiazide (Hydrodiuril, Microzide) indapamide (Lozol) metolazone (Zaroxolyn)


Ryan Nobbs   |   Member since 2007  |  ✔ Verified

Is losartan dangerous?

This can damage the blood vessels of the brain, heart, and kidneys, resulting in a stroke, heart failure, or kidney failure. Lowering blood pressure may reduce the risk of strokes and heart attacks. Losartan is an angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB).


Angelique Hamilton   |   Member since 2008  |  ✔ Verified

What type of cancer does losartan cause?

Cancers from taking valsartan, losartan and irbesartan can include: Liver cancer. Stomach cancer. Pancreatic cancer.


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