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Cozaar

Cozaar Patient Information Including Side Effects

Brand Names: Cozaar

Generic Name: losartan (Pronunciation: loe SAR tan)

What is losartan (Cozaar)?

Losartan is an angiotensin II receptor antagonist. Losartan keeps blood vessels from narrowing, which lowers blood pressure and improves blood flow.

Losartan is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). It is also used to lower the risk of stroke in certain people with heart disease.

Losartan is used to slow long-term kidney damage in people with type 2 diabetes who also have high blood pressure.

Losartan may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Cozaar 100 mg

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Cozaar 25 mg

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Cozaar 50 mg

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Losartan 100 mg-APO

round, white, imprinted with APO, LS 100

Losartan 100 mg-ROX

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Losartan 100 mg-TEV

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Losartan 25 mg-APO

round, white, imprinted with APO, LS 25

Losartan 25 mg-ROX

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Losartan 25 mg-TEV

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Losartan 50 mg-APO

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Losartan 50 mg-ROX

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Losartan 50 mg-TEV

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What are the possible side effects of losartan (Cozaar)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

In rare cases, losartan can cause a condition that results in the breakdown of skeletal muscle tissue, leading to kidney failure. Call your doctor right away if you have unexplained muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness especially if you also have fever, unusual tiredness, and dark colored urine.

Call your doctor at once if you have:

  • a feeling that you might pass out;
  • pain or burning when you urinate;
  • pale skin, feeling light-headed or short of breath, rapid heart rate, trouble concentrating;
  • 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
  • high potassium (slow heart rate, weak pulse, muscle weakness, tingly feeling).

Common side effects may include:

  • cold or flu symptoms such as stuffy nose, sneezing, sore throat, fever;
  • dry cough;
  • muscle cramps;
  • pain in your legs or back;
  • stomach pain, diarrhea;
  • headache, dizziness;
  • tired feeling; or
  • sleep problems (insomnia).

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Read the Cozaar (losartan potassium) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects

What is the most important information I should know about losartan (Cozaar)?

Do not use if you are pregnant. Stop using and tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant. losartan can cause injury or death to the unborn baby if you take the medicine during your second or third trimester. Use effective birth control.

You should not use this medication if you are allergic to losartan.

Before you use losartan, tell your doctor about all your other medical conditions and allergies. Also make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. In some cases, you may not be able to use losartan, or you may need a dose adjustment or special precautions.

Certain other drugs may interact with losartan or should not be used at the same time. Tell each of your healthcare providers about all medicines you use now, and any medicine you start or stop using.

Call your doctor if you have ongoing vomiting or diarrhea, or if you are sweating more than usual. You can easily become dehydrated while taking this medicine, which can lead to severely low blood pressure or a serious electrolyte imbalance.

In rare cases, losartan can cause a condition that results in the breakdown of skeletal muscle tissue, leading to kidney failure. Call your doctor right away if you have unexplained muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness especially if you also have fever, unusual tiredness, and dark colored urine.

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