About Cozaar

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About Cozaar

Losartan is used to treat non-organ hypertension (called essential or primary hypertension).

What is the purpose of this ingredient?

  • Lower blood pressure for high blood pressure
  • relieve heart in heart failure

This is how Losartan works

Below you will learn more about the fields of application and the mode of action of Losartan.
Please also read the information on the drug groups AT1 receptor antagonists, antihypertensives, to which the active ingredient losartan belongs.

Areas of application of the active substance Losartan

Losartan is used to treat non-organ hypertension (called essential or primary hypertension).

It may also be administered as a combination partner to dehydrators, beta-blockers or cardiac glycosides for cardiac relief in chronic myocardial insufficiency. However, combination with ACE inhibitors is not permitted.

A hypotensive therapy in patients with diabetes mellitus type 2 (so-called adult-onset diabetes) and diabetic kidney disease can also be supplemented with losartan.

For the following application areas of Losartan , in-depth information is available:

  • Hypertension
  • heart failure

Effect of Losartan

Losartan belongs to the drug group of AT1 receptor antagonists. It is the only active ingredient in this group approved for the treatment of chronic heart failure (chronic heart failure).

The adrenal gland-forming angiotensin II is one of the body’s most potent hypertensive substances. This reaction is mediated by the angiotensin receptor 1 in the blood vessels and in the kidney. The AT1 receptor is responsible for the blood pressure increase. Losartan, as an AT1 receptor antagonist, selectively blocks those binding sites that require angiotensin II to increase blood pressure. As a result, the vessels expand, more water and saline are secreted and the blood pressure drops.

Losartan is taken. The maximum blood pressure reduction after a single dose occurs after approximately six hours. For long-term use, it will be achieved about three to six weeks after the start of therapy. The active ingredient is equally degraded by the liver and kidneys and excreted.

Losartan is used together with the electrolyte potassium as losartan potassium.

Potential Cozaar side effects may include:

Effect
Percentage

30%

Cozaar used to treat the following diseases:

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  1. Jill C. Goodwill says:
    4.5 rating

    Cozaar for High blood pressure

    After each infusion I was totally nervous and restless. Shaking, heartache, high blood pressure, facial swelling. This description does not apply to Cosaar, but to the infusion solution NEO DOLPASSE. The effect was good, the pain decreased significantly, but after the 3rd infusion I asked for a break, because the condition was unsustainable for me, I should be 5 But I’m not sure I’ll do the last two more.

  2. Julie J. Cabrera says:
    4.5 rating

    Cozaar for High blood pressure

    Take 2 times a day. Side effects: Fatigue, circulatory disorder in the legs, weakness, very severe headache and nausea especially in the evening, presumably in conjunction with Cosaar, after taking in the morning in conjunction with Cosaar plus oddly enough no problems.

    Side effects: Headache
  3. Ruth C. Mueller says:
    3.0 rating

    Cozaar for High blood pressure

    The blood pressure adjustment took place in December of the previous year in the hospital. Cosaar Plus (in the morning) I tolerated very well from the beginning, no side effects. Cosaar 50mg (in the evening) I’ve been taking for months with a different blood pressure medication in combination, but had initially after the change in the evening repeatedly palpitations and slightly increased blood pressure, after about 2 weeks a good attitude. Resting pulse at 74 / min. Average. Some tiredness in the evening and every now and then a slight headache. Slight gain in weight, but not necessarily due to Cosaar. In general, both drugs are very well tolerated.

    Side effects: Headache
  4. Christine J. Russell says:
    5.0 rating

    Cozaar for High blood pressure

    Since taking Cosaar I have no coughing, no vomiting, no nettle fever and no racing heart. I feel 100% better than the old average and am really happy with it! With the previous remedy I did not go well, many side effects and also the effectiveness was very bad …

    Side effects: No side effects
  5. Edward C. Anderson says:
    5.0 rating

    Cozaar for High blood pressure

    I have been taking cosaar 50 mg (morning) for over 6 years and have not experienced the slightest side effects yet.

    Side effects: No side effects