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What is losartan?

Ozgen Dogan
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Losartan is part of a group of medications called angiotensin II receptor antagonists (ARB). Other medicines in this group are vasarrtan (Diovan), irbesartan (Avapro) and candesartan (Atacand). They all end with "sartan" and reduce blood pressure by widening the veins. Of all the blood pressure medication out there, this group probably has the fewest side effects. They may cause dizziness and myalgia. They are a very good choice if you have diabetes or heart disease.

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