How does losartan work

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543518 tn?1245325627 Someone posted some information on a study done in Spain on how Losartan (Cozaar) and shown some success in help with liver fibrosis, so I read it and it is very interesting. From that article I searched NF-kB and it got very technical after that. My understanding is that NF-kB is instrumental in helping to replicate inflammatory cells even in hep c and b to keep it chronic and is also found in cancer cells.
Avatar m tn What about your cortisol? How many days did they say it would take to get the losartan up to the most therapeutic levels in the body (or did they)?
Avatar f tn His Dr. is communicating with Dr. Dietz at Johns Hopkins in regards to Losartan. Does anyone have any input on this drug with a teen? Or does anyone have a child in this type of situation? Any input would be comforting to me.
Avatar n tn Is there a chance that I can avoid surgery by taking Cozaar. If so, how much should I take each day? I just read about a study on mice with marfan syndrome.
Avatar m tn my pdoc explained that while alcohal doesn't interact negatively with Lithium, it does dilute it, so it does affect your levels. He said that drinking a little is ok, but remember that alcohal is dehydrating, which is also dangerous when you're on Lithium. If you can, avoid it as much as possible. A little won't hurt you but don't make a habit of it. And don't use it as medicine (self-medicate).
Avatar n tn Hi Carrie, That sux that it doesn't work for you. How long did you take it for, what other medication / suppliments where you taking?? I'm sure you've tried many things, one way I deal with PVC's when they get really bad is to do some breathing excersises, these really do help. Does Coenzyme Q10 Help PVC'z? 1 x Yes, fixed them completely. 1 x No, didn't work for me.
Avatar n tn Both drugs work differently. Here is info. about Losartan: Here is info. about Atenolol: Are you monitoring your BP at home? If you are, are you resting at least 15 minutes prior to checking it, not smoking or eating 30 minutes prior to checking, and supporting the arm with the cuff on it with something like the arm rest of a sofa/recliner? Have you contacted your doctor to discuss your BP being higher?
Avatar n tn As anyone who faces the daily struggle with severe clinical depression knows, the compulsion towards suicide is a very real.. Almost living thing. It doesn't matter how much willpower you have... The only determining factor is how close will the bottom of the pit come. It is mental pain beyond description. The mania cycle only produces social embarrassment. 20 straight days of 2 hours or less sleep and a lost job or two.
Avatar n tn (with 50mg a day FLUVOXAMINE). Can one take it for yeras/life time ? How to withdraw it from a 25 mg Alternative day dose. Does Fluvoxamine interact with any Drug like ASPIRIN 75 mg OD ; LOSARTAN POTTASIUM 50 mg OD ? Please suggest and guide...
Avatar f tn I have a fantastic consultant Professor Mathias who is now treating me who is going to do more autonomic tests and trial me on the medication Midrodine. However if this does not work I may have to have a pace maker fitted to stop the effects of tachycardia. Has anyone else had a pace maker fitted? http://lynnecampbell.blogspot.
Avatar m tn is there a reason your doctor used this medication to lower blood pressure, it does seem a little out of the ordinary unless you have other medical problems. This medication works by forcing more water extraction from the blood, basically making you urinate much more to keep a lower volume of blood in the body. Is this because you have kidney problems? This medication can cause inflammation of the throat and/or airways so it may be the cause of your symptoms.
Avatar n tn Jerry, how did you appointment come out? What did the doctor say about the closeness of your readings? I usually have 104/78 or 100/80. I take 12.5 mg Toprol once a daily, Altace 2.5 mg once daily, and 10mg paxil once daily.
Avatar m tn Would like to know more about this medication. How would it help ? Any side effects?I still smoke. Would it be a factor?How can I improve my general health. I feel tired and find it difficult to walk a distance.Get pain in my ball joints and difficulty in breathing.
406584 tn?1399591666 appointment face to face, usually I just go in for blood work about every 3 months but stuff has been going on that I have been having a hard time dealing with. we took a x-ray of my foot. It feels as if one of the screws is coming out and has been hurting also my big toe has a screw and it has been aching so bad.. I also feel as if I may have broken another bone in it I sure hope not but we will see when we get the reading on the x-ray back.
Avatar m tn Actually, it is believed that losartan, an ARB, does work at the cellular level to inhibit and/or reverse the progression of aortic root aneurysms, at least in some cases. For one publication, see the article, "Recent Advances in Understanding Marfan Syndrome: Should We Now Treat Surgical Patients with Losartan" by Peter Matt et al in the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 135:389-94. There is an abstract that can be accessed on the internet.
543518 tn?1245325627 I have tried everything that doctors and lay people have suggested, and now am just so frustrated with hearing the same advice over and over as though I haven't been intelligent enough to research everything and try everything. How do I respond to my doctor because sometimes I feel he doesn't believe me? Thanks for reading my tyriad.
415098 tn?1214860436 Hi, If your BP is still not normal with lisinopril you may need dose increment or addition of another anti hypertensive agent like amlodipine or losartan. How high is your BP? High blood pressure is a risk factor for stroke and cardiovascular diseases and can cause terrible headaches and dizziness and muscle weakness. Please consult your doctor as soon as possible. Meanwhile take a salt depleted diet. Take care!
Avatar f tn Before we decreased his sodium intake, his BP was going as high as 200/110, but his BP is still often 160s/90s. He is on Lasix, Verapamil, and Losartan. He has been given potassium, too, so his heart rate hasn't been racing like it was. What should he do from here?
Business man2 - 1 losartan potassium 100, - 1 atorvastatin 40, - 1 pantoprazoleSod Dr 40, - 1 levothyroxine 50, DAILY OTC items: - 1 lo-dose aspirin 81grain (Walgreens brand), - 1 caffeine tablet 200mg (Walgreens brand) , - 1 multi vitamin&mineral tablet (“A to Z” brand), - 1 raspberry keytone (sold by Walgreens), - 2 fish oil soft gels 1200mg (Walgreens brand) , - 2 ibuprofen (200mg each) usually, OR 2 acetaminophen (500mg each), OR 2 naproxen sodium (220mg each), OR 1 Rx meloxicam 15mg.
Avatar f tn (Already on Coreg 40 mg, Losartan 50mg 2 x day, Adalat 30 mg, and Lisinopril 10 mg. Can't take diuretics as they cause electrolyte imbalances quickly). I was given Ranexa for angina and told to increase my Adalat to 60 mg, but the increase causes my bp to drop too low during the night (80's and 90's over 50's and 60's) and I struggle to keep from passing out if I go to the bathroom. Angina has returned today (on Ranexa for three days). How serious is the elevated LVFP?
Avatar f tn He works out at home with light (5-10lb) weights and cardio exercises. How fast does aortic root dilation progress? Is there any way to slow the progression? Any information is greatly appreciated.
Avatar m tn i am 51 y ole with hep c recently my scan suggested cirrhotic changes ,i am non responder,after 4 times of treatment . how can i slow down this cirrhosis process ? any ideas ?
Avatar m tn Spinal chord narrowing or nerve compression with this does not always cause pain but what it does is stimulate the sympathetic nervous system, despite you not even knowing. Further down the spine the adrenal sympathetic nerve can also be activated. So if you haven't had an mri on your spine but you have tried everything else, it took me 20 years to work this out. I get bradycardia on meds cos when I lay in foetal position I get normal bp.
Avatar n tn When do these palps become dangerous? 3. Because I did not keep the diary very accuratly does that mean my results are wrong? 4. What causes sudden cardiac death, are palps a sign of this? 5. I used to take atenenol but stopped taking them about 5 months ago. Can I take an atenenol here and there when the palps get bad or is that dangerous? 6.Should I be on meds for the palps, one doctor said I should the other said I didn't. 7.
1717054 tn?1316716253 This may be a stupid question, but, here goes..... How does one know if they have fatty liver? What test, or tests, are done to determine that? It's not something that I think I have, but how would I know? My doctor has never talked about it. Thanks!
10238671 tn?1408732473 It is good that you have a healthy diet, but unfortunately it does not mean that you will be able to stop taking your medications. Your doctor will monitor and advise you.
Avatar m tn Your blood pressure should be checked when you are rested and relaxed. Don't talk whilst taking the blood pressure reading and don't have any coffee before taking a reading. Any type of exercise and exertion will increase your blood pressure and this is normal. Check your blood pressure again when you are relaxed and rested. That is the reading you should go by. If you are concerned your blood pressure may be high normally, take a reading once in the evening for a couple of weeks.