Cozaar (losartan) is a drug known as an angiotensin II receptor blocker. Angiotensin II is a hormone known as a vasoconstrictor, meaning that it causes blood vessels to narrow. Narrowing blood vessels causes blood pressure to go up. (Think of a garden hose if you put your finger over the end. The resulting squirt is from higher pressure). By blocking angiotensin II, losartan relaxes blood vessels, lowering blood pressure. Treating hypertension, or high blood pressure, can prevent heart attacks, strokes, and kidney failure. This medication is often prescribed for diabetic patients with high blood pressure, to prevent kidney damage.
Common Dose of Losartan
Losartan (Cozaar) is taken in tablet form. Dosage is between 50 and 100 mg once a day.
Common side effects
- Abdominal pain
- Muscle cramps
- Leg pain
- Back pain
- Cold or flu symptoms
- Stuffy or runny nose
Cost of Cozaar (Losartan)
A 90 tablet bottle of losartan at a strength of 50 mg for with coupon starts at around $12.
How to Get a Cozaar Prescription
Cozaar is a prescription drug that needs to be prescribed by a licensed prescriber or physician. Did you know? QuickMD can treat your hypertension remotely through telemedicine and prescribe Cozaar online. No insurance is needed.