Cozaar and Aspirin?
I'm taking this hypertensive drug Cozaar every morning. Someone had told me that taking aspirin as well can help dilute my blood, thus making it thinner. Is it safe to take Cozaar in the morning then low-dose (100 mg) aspirin in the evening?
Asked by Meghann Doskocil 6 months ago.
In terms of any interaction between Cozaar and aspirin, yes, it's safe (in fact, take them together if you want, since that effect of aspirin lasts about a week) - there may or may not be an extremely mild effect of aspirin on decreasing the effectiveness of Cozaar and other blood pressure medicines, but they're pretty routinely prescribed together in all sorts of vascular diseases, and it's rare to see any noticeable blood pressure problem at that dose. In terms of the risks and benefits of aspirin itself (decreased risk of heart attack and stroke balanced against increased risk of bleeding), that's a question best directed to your doctor. Most healthy men over fifty or women over about 60-65, especially in the setting of another risk factor like high cholesterol or high blood pressure, probably benefit from aspirin prophylaxis, although obviously things change if you have significant stomach ulcers or a tendency to bleed for some other reason or a high likelihood of hitting your head, which is the reason to ask your doctor. Incidentally, aspirin doesn't really make your blood "thinner," although people often describe it that way, and probably won't lower your blood pressure much (although there *is* one small study suggesting that low dose aspirin at bedtime lowers blood pressure, which is why many people take it then). In low doses, it inhibits the clotting activity of platelets in your blood, making clot formation less likely (both good and bad clots). In higher doses (like 1000 mg a day) it can actually *raise* blood pressure, but if the 81-100 mg dose has that effect, it's extremely mild and takes thousands of patients to see a significant difference. Answered by Emile Belizaire 6 months ago.
There is not contraindication when taking cozaar and aspirin but it is very useful to consult your doctor before starting on aspirin. I am not sure what other past medical history you have had. It is better to ask your doctor before starting it. Answered by Lonnie Willford 6 months ago.
There are no significant drug interactions between those two medications. But ask your doctor before starting an aspirin regimen. Answered by Diana Kostick 6 months ago.
Cozaar Interactions Answered by Pete Balo 6 months ago.
Wow! Thankss! Exactly what I was looking for. I looked for the answer on other websites but I couldn't find them. Answered by Freda Weiskopf 6 months ago.
Just take your pills. Your meds are almost placebos. Answered by Leslie Stoett 6 months ago.
How does cozaar (antihypertensive) help w/ diabetes? I need to understand the pathophysiology of it.?
wow Brian B. what a reply! No more replies needed!! I'll rate this the best if it'll let me. Pharmacology is killing me!
Asked by Marylou Shintani 6 months ago.
Cozaar is Losartan, which is an Angiotensin Receptor Blocker (ARB). This class of drugs works similarly to ACE Inhibitors, with the ultimate goal being to suppress the function of angiotensin 2. In treating hypertension, the ways this works is to (1) block the effects of angiotensin 2, which in turn increases salt and water excretion by inhibiting aldosterone and ADH secretion (the end result being a diuretic function). More importantly, (2) to block the vasoconstriction effects of angiotensin 2 directly on blood vessels. These two mechanisms keep blood pressure down (decreased circulating volume and decreased vasoconstriction) But there is another important function, which is of great benefit in diabetics. A major complication of diabetes is diabetic nephropathy, which basically causes what we call Kimmelstiel-Wilson angiopathy, or disease of the small blood vessels in the kidney. One way we measure the severity of diabetic nephropathy is by the amount of protein that is in a patient's urine (proteinuria). Normally, there is no protein in the urine at all. As the kidney gets damaged by diabetes, it allows proteins to get through, and out into the urine. Studies have shown that ACE inhibitors, and Angiotensin Receptor Blockers decrease the progression of proteinuria. This means that these medications are slowing the progression of chronic kidney failure in people with diabetes. Note that about 35-40% of chronic kidney disease is caused by diabetes (another 35-40% is by hypertension!), so ACE inhibitors and ARBs are treating BOTH causes! The problem with this is that the mechanism is complicated and not completely understood. However, the vicious cycle of renal failure causing proteinuria, which damages the kidneys even further is stopped. The simplest explanation for the mechanism of action is that if you slow the flow through the kidney (which is what ARBs do), then you are in turn slowing the amount of protein that passes through, and in turn, protecting the kidney from the damage that those leaking proteins may cause. Answered by Hassie Stephen 6 months ago.
I am very impressed with your attitude. I'm guessing you have a very support family and medical team which can do wonders for a achieving good control of your diabetes. I was diagnosed 11 years ago when I was 15. If you maintain close control there is no reason you can't live a long, healthy, complication free life. The advancement in diabetes care has remarkable over the past 50 years, from at home blood glucose testing to the insulin pump (which I have and totally love). Who knows what other advancement you and I will see in our life time. I have recently started trying to have a family so I have been reading a lot about the chance of passing this on to my kids . A diabetic women has a 5% chance of passing it on and diabetic man has a 7% chance of passing it on. I'm not sure what I think about the hereditary link of diabetes because I am the first one in my family to have it. Diabetes is manageable and you should always strive for 100% good control but some things are out of our control so don't get discouraged when your bs jumps for no apparent reason. Just correct and move on and you will be able to lead a happy healthy productive life. And you will probably be healthier than most people you know becuase you have to take of yourself. Answered by Georgetta Geniesse 6 months ago.
This Site Might Help You. RE: How does cozaar (antihypertensive) help w/ diabetes? I need to understand the pathophysiology of it.? doing a simple report on it and my material just isn't coming together. I need to focus more on the diabetes benefits not just the antihypertensive. thanks so much for any help. Pharmacology is hard!! Answered by Irving Vipperman 6 months ago.
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Problems with Cozaar?
I started taking this drug called Cozaar for high blood pressure and notice dizziness and almost zero libido. I mean this stuff seems like it just neuters me.So instead of my doc taking me off this drug he just prescribes me levitra.I mean I am 35 year old fit trim guy, I don't wan't have to take a pill...
Asked by Fausto Riley 6 months ago.
I started taking this drug called Cozaar for high blood pressure and notice dizziness and almost zero libido. I mean this stuff seems like it just neuters me. So instead of my doc taking me off this drug he just prescribes me levitra. I mean I am 35 year old fit trim guy, I don't wan't have to take a pill to get it up. My blood pressure was 160/90 when went in but I am going to try to lower it with diet and exercise. Does anyone out there have any advise, I am too young to have to live with ***** problems. Is there a remedy? Thanks. Answered by Buddy Beaudine 6 months ago.
Give me a 'thumbs down' if you like but I am quite frankly sick and tired of the 'water cure'. You are a human being not a fish. Cozaar is losartan potassium which is an angiotensin receptor blocker. It is an excellent medication to treat hypertension. Unfortunately all drugs which lower blood pressure may reduce libido and cause erectile dysfunction. I do not feel that it was appropriate for your physician to continue the losartan and add vardenafil hydrochloride (Levitra). A physician should only treat the side effect of a drug with another medication if the primary drug is absolutely essential. There are far too many excellent anti-hypertensive agents which should be tried prior to concluding that you require another medication due to losartan's side effects. It is true that all drugs which lower blood pressure may lead to decreased libido and erectile dysfunction simply because one drug has these problems does not mean that another drug will as well. It is almost always possible to find a blood pressure medication that a person will tolerate without causing such problems. You really need to go back to your physician and respectfully insist that a different blood pressure medication is tried. If I may be of further assistance please let me know. I wish you the very best of health and in all things may God bless. JR Answered by Royce Shadix 6 months ago.
So, your doctor put you on a drug for high blood pressure and then another one because the first one is giving you side effects....does that about sum it up? High blood pressure medications are only designed to keep the blood pressure within a predetermined acceptable range. You are literally under the mercy of the drug companies who will keep you perpetually on the medication the rest of your life. But you have another option. High blood pressure is caused by unintentional dehydration. The medical profession knows this as do the drug companies. But since it's more profitable to prescribe drugs than water, they'll push the medication. High blood pressure begins at the cellular level. The cells need vital nutrients that water and salt deliver. When you don't drink enough water, the cells don't get the nutrients they need and they malfunction, causing health problems. When the body senses a drought condition, it rations the water supply to make it available to those organs that absolutely couldn't survive on low water levels. In the meantime, it must search for other water sources. One of the more common sources for water is from the blood, since blood is made up of 94% water and salt. Borrowing the water it needs to inject into the cells, the arteries become constricted and the blood thickens due to the loss of volume. This signals the heart to exert more pressure to pump the thickened blood through the narrower arteries and capillaries. This becomes the high blood pressure readings. Another thing that happens when the blood thickens is, the salt that was suspended in the water gets concentrated (just the water was borrowed, not the salt). Doctors see this concentration of salt and call it "excess" and claim that it causes high blood pressure. This is not true. The rise in blood pressure happens when water is taken from the blood to inject into the cells, and the blood thickens as a result, the heart has to work harder to pump the thickened blood. This has nothing to do with the salt, except that both the concentration of salt and the thickened blood were caused by having the water removed to counteract the dehydration. To learn how to correct your problem and eventually get off the medications, click on the link below. Answered by Nellie Carrera 6 months ago.
You know, there are drugs that are not allowed to be taken together with a specific other drug for the reason that they might not interact well and could bring harm to the person taking them. If you haven't tried it yet, maybe you should try to ask your doctor first so that you will be aware if it is safe for you to take Celebrex together with tramadol. It is for you to know also if there would be benefits or risk of taking them together. I got a sourc that contains extra information about celebrex and might help you to your other questions. do google with pharmacyescrow.org/s3158-s-CELEBREX Answered by Jame Pottorff 6 months ago.
Dave Johnson and Nick Roberts posted the same question. You should read their answers side by side. Answered by Franklin Hartrum 6 months ago.
Blood Pressure - Inderal LA (Propranolol generic) and Cozaar good combination?
I take Inderal long acting 80 mg 1 time per day. My BP still runs a little high. My cardiologist prescribed Cozaar 50 mg in addition. Just wondering if anyone taking Inderal or propranolol (generic for Inderal) has taken this combo and how they did? Any side effects?
Asked by Gaylene Bretana 6 months ago.
Cozaar is an angiotensin II receptor antagonist. What ?? This means it stops you making stuff that constricts blood vessels, hence lowering BP. The Inderal (LA - Long Acting) is a Beta Blocker, which helps stop the 'go harder' signals from your body to your heart, also lowering BP. It is often useful to use more than 1 BP lowering (antihypertensive) medication to get that old BP down where you want it. This is a very safe combo and there are no extra side effects from taking the medications individually. It is always a good idea when starting a new BP med to get regular BP checks to get the doseage right for you, everyone responds differently, and it depends why the BP is high too. Hope this helps. Answered by Ivy Bonsey 6 months ago.
Extremely interesting question, hope we get some good answers Answered by Vida Lach 6 months ago.
Can cozaar be a substitute for altace?
Asked by Marvella Castrataro 6 months ago.
Cozaar and Altace are similar medicines in that they both work through the kidneys to lower blood pressure and help reduce the workload of the heart. Ask your doctor before switching medicines, as there can be a specific reason to be on one over the other. Answered by Rena Rowcliffe 6 months ago.
My grandmother is using this, actually it's generic name is Losartan and it lowers blood pressure by keeping the blood vessels from narrowing. But if you are using Altace as your medication right now, make sure that you will not just switch without the permission of your doctor. they might both help in lowering blood pressure but you're still not sure of the possible benefits and risk of taking cozaar as an alternative. You can ask your doctor first so that you will be aware if it is safe for you to take this.Here is lot of information about it that might help you to decide if you really want to switch. only do a gogole with pharmacyescrow.org/s3115-s-ALTACE Answered by Corinna Swiss 6 months ago.
Ask the doctor or pharmacist or risk dying from bad advice. Answered by Barabara Pesterfield 6 months ago.
Well, it depends.. Answered by Agueda Hoelzel 6 months ago.
you can see for yourself here: Answered by Tana Sheu 6 months ago.
What is cozaar prescribe for?
Asked by Khadijah Delullo 6 months ago.
Cozaar is a brand name for losartan potassium. It is indicated for the treatment of hypertension particularly hypertensive patients with left ventricular hypertrophy. It is also used in Renal protection in type 2 diabetic patients with nephropathy and to delay the progression of renal disease . Answered by Marisol Kinley 6 months ago.
Losartan is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Losartan is in a class of medications called angiotensin II receptor antagonists. It works by blocking the action of certain chemicals that tighten the blood vessels so blood flows more smoothly. Please see the web pages for more details on Losartan (generic name) Cozaar (brand name) Answered by Katheleen Stritmater 6 months ago.
Cozzar (Losartan Potassium) is an antihypertensive drug and used for treating hypertension, left ventricular hypertrophy (increase in heart muscle) and diabetic nephropathy (kidney disease) alone or in combination with other drugs. Answered by Mckinley Sitton 6 months ago.
It is an anti-hypertensive... it is prescribed for high blood pressure, it basiclly helps to relax your blood vessels and lower blood pressure, and it can also be prescribed to prevent a stroke. Answered by Reid Cocco 6 months ago.
its for high blood pressure, my husband and father in law both take it Answered by Carina Waiau 6 months ago.
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Can you mix Cozaar 50 mg with Viagra? What are the side effects?
Asked by Shirleen Humason 6 months ago.
cozaar and viagra= possible heart attack!! Don't do it! If you are having trouble with erectile dysfunction, talk to your doctor about getting on a different type of hypertension medication that would be compatible with viagra. Its embarrassing to ask, but better than having a heart attack!! Answered by Latricia Deveny 6 months ago.
To be honest, I don't think so Answered by Nickole Burdman 6 months ago.
I was wondering the same question too today Answered by Luisa Salais 6 months ago.
Anyone ever used the blood pressure drug Cozaar? Like it or not?
Currently taking another one with a diuretic but it is depleting my potassium and they want to change it. Have also added a potassium supplement, but it bothers my stomach sometimes. Thanks!
Asked by Rey Cantwell 6 months ago.
I used Cozaar for a while, it is the same thing as Hyzaar except Hyzaar has a diuretic in it and Cozaar does not so you don't have to worry about losing potassium on Cozaar.Since you have stomach problems I would suggest Cozaar since it works good and does not deplete your potassium. It worked good keeping my BP down and I never had to worry about adding potassium to my diet. Answered by Augustina Exel 6 months ago.
Try eating some bananas on a regular basis. They will help with the potassium. If your MD wants to change your medicine he knows best. Also let him know all the meds you take if you see more that one doctor. Answered by Brain Shemanski 6 months ago.
I've been browsing the web more than 3 hours today seeking the answers to the same question, and I haven't found a more interesting discussion like this. It is pretty worth enough for me. Answered by Lannie Longinotti 6 months ago.
Help! Insomnia with my ARB (cozaar) for high blood pressure?
I take an ARB for my high blood pressure. It's working better than any other blood pressure med that I've tried and I would hate to switch to something else. But I just CAN'T sleep. I can get about 4 hours a night, off and on, but that's really not enough for me and after 2 months, I'm so...
Asked by Nam Hollo 6 months ago.
I take an ARB for my high blood pressure. It's working better than any other blood pressure med that I've tried and I would hate to switch to something else. But I just CAN'T sleep. I can get about 4 hours a night, off and on, but that's really not enough for me and after 2 months, I'm so sleep-deprived that I barely feel human. I've tried two different ARB's so far: cozaar and benicar. Both have had the same effects. I've tried melatonin, valerian, all sorts of natural sleep aids and nothing has helped. I don't want to rely on a prescription sleep aid. Anyone have any suggestions? Answered by Clifford Aadland 6 months ago.
Actually what you are experiencing is just one of those many side effects that you might experience upon taking Cozaar and it is actually normal. You might consider taking sleeping pills but make sure that you will have the prescription of your doctor. If you really don't want to take sleeping pills then you can ask your doctor about the other possibly ways for your case or you can ask alternative drug that won't cause you to have insomnia. If you want to know more things about Cozaar, Do a google with pharmacyescrow.org/s3178-s-COZAAR Answered by Ammie Sukut 6 months ago.
Hi.... Ali Sab!, There is no permanent Cure for B.P. and there is no other system of other Alternative Medicine for B.P. All the other systems can reduce the intake of Medicine and safe guard from side Effects.Hence I am sincerely advising you to go for Allopathic Treatment with a Doctor who Qualified with M.D. who can analyse the root cause for the Problem.There are several causes for the BP . some times Thyroid imbalance may also cause for the Problem. On analysing the cause the Doctor will prescribe the Medicine for controlling BP along with the treatment for the other problems caused for aggravation of BP. I am sincerely advising you you go for the Allopathic treatment and practise Meditation the Manner and Method you like. As has already been Said it will reduce the in-take of Medicine and helps to overcome side effects aroused due to Medicine and the BP you are having. If you are in Hyderabad, India you can get a Best Treatment in NIMS. There a Special Clinic for Hypertension is available. Answered by Porter Spanish 6 months ago.
3 Steps to Cure Insomnia Forever! Answered by Fabiola Horn 6 months ago.
I'm taking Lisinopril after getting off Benicar and have the same results as you do. It's nearly 4 A.M. here and I haven't even yawned. I took the Ambien at 11 P.M. It didn't phase me. So I read answers, look at people's 360s and surf this wave. I'm out of Chamomile tea which does get me drowsy after three or four cups(no sugar!!!!). Sorry for your plight, lots of empathy. Answered by America Parks 6 months ago.