Losartan side effects of blood pressure drug Cozaar
January 2 2107

Losartan potassium is a widely used pharmaceutical drug. Losartan potassium is an angiotensin II receptor (type AT1) antagonist.

Losartan and blood pressure, hypertension
Losartan works by blocking the action of a substance that causes blood vessels to constrict. As a result, losartan relaxes blood vessels thus reducing blood pressure.

Losartan and stroke
Losartan is used to decrease the risk of stroke in patients with high blood pressure and a condition called left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH). LVH is an enlargement of the left pumping chamber of the heart and can cause problems with the way the heart pumps blood.

Losartan for diabetic nephropathy, kidney disease
Losartan is used to treat a condition called diabetic nephropathy. Diabetic nephropathy is a complication of type 2 diabetes which causes the kidneys to not work properly.

Losartan and muscular dystrophy
In a study in rodents, losartan reduced muscle damage in mice with the most common form of muscular dystrophy.
A team at Johns Hopkins University found this drug seemed to improve muscle regeneration in mice with a rare condition known as Marfan syndrome and in mice with Duchenne muscular dystrophy — the most common form in children. Dr. Valerie Cwik, medical director of the Muscular Dystrophy Association said losartan is currently used in children and has a good safety profile. In Marfan mice treated with losartan, the aorta was strengthened, reducing the chance of an aneurysm in which this major blood vessel bursts.

Interactions with herbal products
How does it interact with Tribulus Terrestris herb?
We are not sure at this time.