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 45 14
Hypertension 26 7
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 1
Mild 3
None 20

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Cozaar

Side effect Patients
Dizziness 2
Chronic Cough 1
Mouth sores (ulcers) 1
None 1
Water retention 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Cozaar

Dosage Patients
50 mg daily 5
100 mg daily 4
12.5 mg daily 1
25 mg daily 1
100 mg twice daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Cozaar

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 8
Other 4
Did not seem to work 2
Change in health plan coverage 1
Course of treatment ended 1
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Duration

Currently taking Cozaar

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

Stopped taking Cozaar

Duration Patients
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 21
Usually 2
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
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 4
< $25 8
Not specified 11

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Cozaar after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Hydrochlorothiazide HCTZ (Hydrochlorot) 1
Hydrochlorothiazide-Lisinopril (San Lisinopril/HCTZ) 1
Lisinopril (Zestril) 1
Losartan-HCTZ (Hyzaar) 1

Patients stopped taking Cozaar and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Amlodipine (Norvasc) 1
Nifedipine (Procardia XL) 1
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2 patient evaluations for Cozaar

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rainydaygirl
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rainydaygirl
Gender: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Pain: Some
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: Most
function: None
external_stress: Little
Stickman: most
Description:F73y
FM:27y Dx
CFS:8y Dx
I am: n
I have:
Fibromyalgia

See rainydaygirl's full Cozaar history

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
skimpy
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skimpy
Gender: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 2
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Severe
64 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: vg
I have:
Major Depressive Disorder

See skimpy's full Cozaar history

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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