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Cozaar vs. Diovan

Are Cozaar and Diovan the Same Thing?

Cozaar (losartan) and Diovan (valsartan) are angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) used to treat hypertension.

What Are Possible Side Effects of Cozaar?

Common side effects of Cozaar include:

Tell your doctor if you experience serious side effects of Cozaar including pain or burning when you urinate; pale skin, lightheadedness, shortness 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, urinating less than usual or not at all; or high potassium (slow heart rate, weak pulse, muscle weakness, tingly feeling).

What Are Possible Side Effects of Diovan?

Common side effects of Diovan include:

Serious side effects of Diovan include:

What is Cozaar?

Cozaar (losartan) is an oral angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) prescribed for the treatment of hypertension.

What Is Diovan?

Diovan (valsartan) is an angiotensin II receptor blocker used for the control of hypertension, heart failure, and post heart attack. Diovan is available as a generic.

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What Drugs Interact With Cozaar?

Cozaar may interact with diuretics (water pills), other blood pressure medications, lithium, celecoxib, or aspirin or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).

What Drugs Interact With Diovan?

Diovan may interact with diuretics (water pills) and or aspirin or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Diovan may also interact with rifampin, ritonavir, or cyclosporine.

How Should Cozaar Be Taken?

Dosing preparations of Cozaar are 25, 50, and 100 mg tablets. Drug interactions with Cozaar may occur with inhibitors of cytochrome P450, potassium- sparing diuretics, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Cozaar should not be used during pregnancy, and it is not known whether it is excreted in breast milk.

How Should Diovan Be Taken?

Diovan is available as tablets for oral administration in strengths of 40, 80, 160 or 320 mg of valsartan. Usual beginning dose is a total of 80 mg per day, but this may vary. For children with pediatric hypertension (ages 6–16), the dose is weight based at 1.3 mg per Kg weight not to exceed 40 mg per day. Diovan is not recommended for children under the age of 6 or in children with certain renal problems. Diovan may interact with cyclosporine, diuretics (water pills), rifampin, ritonavir, or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. Diovan is not recommended for use during pregnancy; it may cause injury or death to a fetus when the medicine is taken during the second or third trimester. Talk to your doctor about use of birth control while taking Diovan. It is unknown if Diovan passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Breastfeeding while using Diovan is not recommended.

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References
SOURCE:
RxList. Cozaar Side Effects Drug Center.
https://www.rxlist.com/cozaar-drug.htm#medguide
RxList. Diovan Side Effects Drug Center.
https://www.rxlist.com/diovan-drug.htm#medguide
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