Difference between valsartan and losartan

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Avatar n tn "THe above information about valsartan and losartan seems contrary to the literature describing size as irreversible. Daily variations in measurements may occur, but actual shrinkage seems out of the question, according to what I have read. I am very curious if any further study on rats or otherwise has shown shrinkage. " Your information is outdated. ARB therapy results in ACTUAL shrinkage, not mere variation.
Avatar m tn the difference between the drugs is subtle. They both belong to the ARB family. Losartan is the more "popular" drug for aortic therapy because that is the drug that some researchers have chosen to pursue for clinical studies. However, my experience in interacting with various people who have Marfans is that any of these ARBs will work. Currently telmisartan looks like it has the strongest ability to penetrate aortic tissue and thus might be the best bet.
Avatar f tn I have COPD and something was aggravating my breathing problems. I went to the doctor yesterday and he took me off the Metoprolol and put me on 100 mg of Losartan. He told me to just stop taking the Metoprolol. I questioned starting off with such a high dose of Losartan. I seem to be very sensitive to these medications and felt starting right off with 100 mg was a bit high. Everything I've read online suggests people are usually started off with 50 mg.
336017 tn?1263582857 The difference in aortic root sizes is probably related to the different measuring tools used, echo versus CT. When there is a difference between the two, CT is often preferred as its measurements are orthogonal to axis of the vessel being measured. There likely was some distortion of the aortic sinuses with surgery, and this may the cause of the remainder of the difference. More importantly is do you have Marfan's syndrome? Has anyone checked for the presence of the phenotype?
Avatar m tn Frank Pallone and Steve Rothman and U.S. Sens. Robert Menendez and Frank Lautenberg -- each had appealed to the FDA on ReGen's behalf, according to accounts last year from Rothman and spokesmen for the three others. In a statement Thursday, the FDA said it is taking steps to revoke Menaflex's approval, although it also plans to meet with the company to discuss what data would be needed to prove the device is actually safe and effective.
Avatar n tn A beta blocker like, atenolol or toprol, and a ARB, like cozaar(losartan)or Diovan(valsartan), a mild durectic like Esidrex(hydrochlorothiazide) all combined might be useful, just a suggestion, get her to ask her doctor about these drugs, they could probably get her B/P under control. Hope you are okay. Take care. Took your advice also.
Avatar m tn But I remember that you mentioned your doctor prscribing some ARB medication (losartan or valsartan) to halt liver fibrosis. This could be an important factor in your results. I wonder if there is any chance that you do not have cirrhosis. After my husband's experience with "golden standard" nothing would surprize me, and I sincerely wish this for you. What if during biopsy they just picked the piece that had a lot of damage?