What is Cozaar?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Generic name: Losartan

Cozaar is a brandname for losartan potassium, a treatment for the reduction of high blood pressure (hypertension) and reduction of risk for stroke. Cozaar is a trademark of Merck.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Elevated blood pressure 42 12
High blood pressure (hypertension) 33 10
General health 3 0
Protein in urine (proteinuria) 3 1
Support heart health 3 0
Angina pain 1 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
0
Moderate
3
Mild
4
None
18

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Cozaar

Side effect Patients
Dizziness 2
Chronic cough 1
Dizziness and feeling faint 1
Lightheadedness 1
Male sexual dysfunction 1
Mouth sores (ulcers) 1

Show all 9 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Cozaar

Dosage Patients
50 mg daily 7
100 mg daily 6
25 mg twice daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Cozaar

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 9
Other 4
Did not seem to work 2
Change in health plan coverage 1
Course of treatment ended 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 17 patients who've stopped taking Cozaar

Duration

Currently taking Cozaar

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 3
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 4
10 years or more 4

Stopped taking Cozaar

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 4
6 months - 1 year 1
2 - 5 years 5
5 - 10 years 2
10 years or more 3
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 22
Usually 2
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 4
Not at all hard to take 20
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 3
< $25 10
Not specified 11

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Cozaar after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Lisinopril (Zestril) 3
Amlodipine (Norvasc) 1
Atenolol (Tenormin) 1
Hydrochlorothiazide HCTZ (Hydrochlorot) 1
Losartan-HCTZ (Hyzaar) 1

Patients stopped taking Cozaar and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Amlodipine (Norvasc) 1
Irbesartan (Avapro) 1
Losartan-HCTZ (Hyzaar) 1
Nifedipine (Procardia XL) 1
Ranitidine Prescription (Zantac) 1
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2 patient evaluations for Cozaar

Sep 3, 2015 (Started Nov 15, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for elevated blood pressure)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take

Feb 15, 2015 (Started Nov 15, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for elevated blood pressure)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Small, easy to swallow tablet. Kept my BP even and appropriate.

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 1, 2011 (Started Jun 10, 1997)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for elevated blood pressure)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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