Losartan vs Norvasc

Losartan
(Rx)
Norvasc
(Rx)
Losartan is a high blood pressure medication.
Norvasc is a calcium channel blocker.
Satisfaction Score
?
2.8
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
?
2.6
Slightly Satisfied
Helpfulness
for High Blood Pressure
2.6
Concern level
2.7
Helpfulness
for High Blood Pressure
2.8
Concern level
2.4
Approval Date
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Not Available
July 31, 1992
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
7,992 Discussions
9,384 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
Losartan is prescribed for High Blood Pressure and is mostly mentioned together with this indication.
Condition
Number of posts
#2 for Angina
Norvasc is prescribed for High Blood Pressure and is mostly mentioned together with this indication.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Los
Cough
10
Dizziness
7
Headaches
6
Tiredness
5
Nausea
4
Allergy
2
Weight Gain
2
Dry Cough
2
Weight Loss
2
Shortness of Breath
2
Nor
Tiredness
6
Headaches
5
Dizziness
5
Depression
3
Cough
3
Weight Loss
3
Weight Gain
3
Allergy
3
Nausea
2
Palpitations
2
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Losartan
Los
Norvasc
Nor
Cough
Los
Nor
10
3
Dizziness
Los
Nor
7
5
Headaches
Los
Nor
6
5
Tiredness
Los
Nor
5
6
Nausea
Los
Nor
4
2
Allergy
Los
Nor
2
3
Weight Gain
Los
Nor
2
3
Dry Cough
Los
Nor
2
0
Weight Loss
Los
Nor
2
3
Shortness of Breath
Los
Nor
2
0
Tiredness
Nor
Los
6
5
Headaches
Nor
Los
5
6
Dizziness
Nor
Los
5
7
Depression
Nor
Los
3
0
Cough
Nor
Los
3
10
Weight Loss
Nor
Los
3
2
Weight Gain
Nor
Los
3
2
Allergy
Nor
Los
3
2
Nausea
Nor
Los
2
4
Palpitations
Nor
Los
2
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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C Category C
Before taking Norvasc during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Losartan and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Norvasc and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 25 mg, 50 mg, 100 mg
Tablet: 2.5 mg, 5 mg, 10 mg
Food Instructions
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Avoid grapefruit juice or discuss with your doctor because grapefruit may decrease active drug.
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Losartan Potassium
Amlodipine Besylate
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Losartan and Norvasc: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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